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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-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
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Lisa’s Classic Sicilian Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is full of nutrients and delicious! This is Catherine Lione (Lisa’s grandmother’s!) recipe and it originates from Sicily, where Lisa’s Nana (as she was lovingly called!) was from. Lentil soup is a hearty soup that is excellent in the winter months
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Lisa’s Italian Parfaits with Espresso

As my children always tease me, “Mom please, not another parfait!” I confess, I’m a bit obsessed with this dessert! It’s just so versatile and easy, and you can vary it as you like- switch out the amaretto cookies for cantuccini, substitute espresso with
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Lisa’s Mom’s Rum Cake

Lisa’s father’s favorite dessert was her mother’s Rum Cake. He was forever asking her when she was making it again! Those of us who are Italian-American know that we have a strange love affair with rum. It mysteriously appears in a number of our desserts! (And
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Lisa’s Chicken with Fontina Cheese

With this recipe Lisa brings you a dish she invented on one of those nights when she had to make dinner before even taking her suit off after work! Hungry bambini (as Lisa calls her children) always inspire the best recipes! Buon appetito e tutti a tavola!
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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 Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie is a creamy and delightful classic of Italian and Italian-American family dinners. The crust is a wonderful surprise – crunchy biscotti! Like Lisa’s legendary Ricotta Cake, this recipe uses a classic Italian cheese, ricotta, which is sweetened with sugar.
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Lisa’s Zucchini Boats

What do you do with all that zucchini you have in your garden or that you are buying at the Farmers Market? Lisa’s Italian Kitchen has the answer! Lisa loves using zucchini as an ingredient, and her zucchini boats are a family favorite. Most importantly, they are versatile!
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Lisa’s Classic Italian-American Garlic Bread

  Garlic bread is one of the hallmarks of any Italian-American table. But too often (especially if you go to a restaurant!) garlic bread is hard, bitter, full of garlic salt or other seasonings. Not Lisa’s classic recipe! With butter, extra virgin olive oil, garlic,
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