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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
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Lisa’s Italian Pot Roast with Barolo

When it’s snowing out, and chilly, we all need our comfort food! For Lisa’s family, potroast is one of those go-to comfort staples of Sunday Dinner. And, for Lisa, ever since her children were little, it’s an easy recipe: place everything in a crockpot, forget
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Lisa’s Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This dish is all about fresh flavors- the variety of tomatoes, garlic, thyme, Parmigiano Reggiano, and extra virgin olive oil. Roasting accentuates the sweetness of the tomatoes and transforms the garlic cloves into savory softness. It makes a wonderful bed of vegetables under
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Lisa’s Sunday Dinner Apple Cake

This rustic apple cake is enjoyed throughout Italy, with each region having its own twist. If you like, you can add chopped walnuts or sliced almonds to the batter. Moist and delicious, it is best enjoyed topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or gelato. Try this to add an
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Lisa’s Appetizer with Figs, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto

  It’s the end of summer and you are in a dinner party emergency- people are coming over, you are running late with your cooking, what can you serve them as they wait for dinner? Lisa has the answer! These appetizers with figs, goat cheese, and prosciutto, topped with
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Lisa’s Summer Vegetable Lasagne

A few years ago, Lisa was faced with a dilemma. Her youngest son, Guido, stopped eating meat and cheese! Without the ability to serve her celebrated meat lasagne or Italian-American lasagne, Lisa soon went to work inventing an all vegetable version. Needless to say, it was a hit
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Lisa’s Summer Tomato Sauce

Simple summer goodness! Make Lisa’s Summer Tomato Sauce- it’s perfect for a Ferragosto celebration too! Watch Lisa make this sauce on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel.
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Lisa’s Macedonia

Some of Lisa’s best memories are of eating peaches from Nonantola, a town northeast of Modena where her parents’ friends had a vast peach grove and farm. While vacationing at Forte dei Marmi together in Versilia on the Tuscan coast, these peaches would be served as
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Lisa’s Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma
In all of Italy, but especially in Sicily, eggplant is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. You never tire of this versatile vegetable because there are so many interesting ways to prepare it! Plus, for those vegetarians out there, eggplant can be a staple, like a meat! Pasta alla
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