Manuela Mazzocco

Born and raised in Venice, Italy, Manuela now lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, California. In her blog, Cooking with Manuela, she strives to share her passion for Italian food. As a mom of two young boys, most of her dinner preparations are done while checking homework, quizzing for science tests, and looking for Lego pieces. Her step-by-step recipes help readers create delicious food while on a busy schedule. There is nothing as special as ending your day with your family or friends sharing a good conversation and a tasty homemade meal.

Pistachio Orange Biscotti

Take the classic biscotti to the next level with these pistachios-filled, orange-flavored, chocolate-dipped cookies.

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Simply Stuffed Calamari

Calamari Ripieni, or Stuffed Calamari, are simple to make, versatile and delicious. Appetizer or entree, these inexpensive morsels will fill any role.

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Almond and Apricot Tart

Make a buttery tart from scratch, complete with a soft almond filling and a spread of fruit preserves for extra flavor.

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Homemade Rosemary Focaccia Bread

This traditional rosemary focaccia bread is at least as soft as it looks and for sure as delicious as one that you’d find in a bakery in Italy.

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