lisa's italian kitchen logo

Lisa’s Lemony Italian Chicken

This recipe is an easy, relatively quick Sunday Dinner recipe. It was a staple that Lisa made for her hungry children as they were growing up. While her children loved the comfort of the chicken and the orzo, Lisa was happy because the sauce has one of her favorite ingredients-
Read More

Lisa’s Short Ribs in Tomato Sauce

Italian-Americans love short ribs and Lisa is no exception! Short ribs are incredibly flavorful, versatile, and they are also not expensive. If you’re craving a Sunday Dinner with meat sauce, this recipe is sure to satisfy! While you’re cooking pour yourself a glass
Read More

Sicilian Rolled Peppers

Sicilian rolled peppers are a classic Italian appetizer that I’ve always served at my dinner parties. It’s what I like to call agrodolce- a sweet/savory taste that is so typical of the Western part of the Sicilian island where my maternal grandmother’s family
Read More

Lisa’s Sunday Gravy

Most Italian-Americans emigrated from the southern regions of Italy: Campania, Basilicata, Reggio-Calabria, and Sicily. My family was no exception! My mother’s family is from Campania and Sicily, while my father’s family is from Campania. Regardless of the region of
Read More

Lisa’s Italian-American Pot Roast

Italian-American Pot Roast has incredibly layered flavors- the carrots, celery, tomato paste and beef bouillon create an incredibly rich juice. Lisa makes this for Super Bowl Sunday, but it’s also great for Sundays in winter or fall! Watch Lisa make this recipe on the
Read More

Sanremo Menus

Sanremo is the annual music festival in Italy. You can read a history of it here. Some Americans have called it “Italy’s American Idol”. Sacrilege! Don’t ever say that to your Italian friends! The Sanremo Festival is a festival of song and rewards the best
Read More

Lisa’s Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes are an excellent side dish, or contorno, as Lisa calls them, with the Italian word, in her Sunday Dinner menus. The Besciamella Sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano, and spinach make them absolutely delicious too. Lisa first discovered these recipes while visiting
Read More

Lisa’s Tuscan Pot Roast

This classic Tuscan Pot Roast (known as Stracotto, which literally means “overcooked”) is found all over Tuscany in small trattorie. It’s delicious and will satisfy anyone’s hunger, especially on a cold Sunday afternoon in winter. Except, perhaps a hunger
Read More

Lisa’s Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is rustic Italian cooking at its most satisfying. Any extra sauce can be frozen and used another day. It’s one of those secondi that Lisa loves because it brings back memories of being with her children in the Tuscan countryside, watching Italian hunters
Read More

Lisa’s Ricotta Pudding

This rich, creamy pudding is very simple and quick to make. It tastes superb topped with fresh red fruit such as strawberries, cherries, or raspberries that have been sprinkled with a liqueur or a high-quality balsamic vinegar. In fact, this would be a good time to use an aged
Read More