All About "italian" and "appetizers"

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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In this version, the eggs are cooked into a custardlike sauce. An extra step, yes, but the technique ensures food safety.

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Cheesy Chicken and Tomato Bruschetta Turnovers

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These irresistible chicken turnovers are quick & easy to make, and filled with cheesy, tomato-ey goodness. Perfect for appetizers or a main course. Get Anne Coleman's delicous recipe here.

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Tomato-Basil Skewers

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Skewering mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes makes them easy to nosh at a party.

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Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo

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Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch along with the tantalizing aroma of fresh marjoram in this rustic Italian-inspired dish. Serve with sautéed fresh spinach or steamed broccolini.

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Caprese Salad

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Summer-ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella need only a sprinkling of fresh herbs, salt and pepper to shine in this simple summer salad.

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Antipasto Tray

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Antipasto is cool from start to finish. Every ingredient is refrigerated and the prep is quick and heat-free. I love that it's versatile; I throw in things for the adults like artichoke hearts and marinated mushrooms while kid favorites like baby carrots and hard salami fit right in. The kids enjoy the variety of this and I enjoy that it's one single dish to wash!

I add slices of crusty Italian or French bread. Right now we like New York Style® Panetini® oven-baked Italian toasts. They're super-crunchy and really flavorful.

Take a look at the notes below the recipe for other ideas on ingredient possibilities.

This is a quick and easy meal for even a novice cook to put together and give as a gift.

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Pear Risotto with Prosciutto & Fried Sage Leaves

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Heady with ripe pear and laced with the delicate saltiness of prosciutto, this creamy risotto goes well with any roast meat or poultry. Any Parmesan cheese can be used but we recommend Parmigiano-Reggiano because its superior...

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