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Italian Holiday Table
According to history, Luciano Pancaldo, a baker from Ferrara, a town in the north of Italy developed this bread inspired by the bread recipe for D’Este family, the rulers of Ferrara. Their bread was full of rosemary and had light crumb and golden crust, decorated with salt which resembles diamonds.
After boiling, the gnocchi is baked in butter until browned. Then back to the oven with peas and finished with lemon zest and parmesan for a delightful dish.
Pilaf, which is traditionally made with rice, can contain a variety of different ingredients depending on the culture cooking it. This adaptation takes on an Italian spin: with celery, carrots, onion, thyme, and oregano. And a handful of raisins to add some sweetness.
This is one of those meals that will do just the trick when you are craving something rich, creamy, and comforting.
Filled with vegetables, a sausage polenta bake is a perfect holiday main dish or side. With after dinner espressos, serve whole wheat chocolate hazelnut biscotti for a delicious nutty finish.
Warm your kitchen with a hearty lasagna bolognese that all your eaters will enjoy. Then make an iconic Italian sweet, chocolate cannoli with hazelnuts.
Make a heartwarming holiday meal of braised short rib sauce over pasta and a sweet finish of chocolate and hazelnut Baci filled and baked apples.
Make a new holiday dish of polenta with sausage and crispy sage. And for dessert, serve up chocolate pot de crèmes with a hint of orange and spicy cayenne.
Serve a festive colored sausage pasta for a holiday dinner, ending with a beautiful layered chocolate loaded cheesecake.
Flank steak pinwheels rolled with prosciutto and fontina nestled on a lemon and artichoke risotto. Finish the holiday meal with a stunning chocolate ravioli.
Make an Italian-inspired holiday meal that keeps you out of the kitchen and celebrating with family. Dish out a comforting shrimp pasta, finishing with a whole wheat chocolate olive oil cake.
An Italian holiday favorite, eggplant timballo is a stunning presentation for your table. Especially when served with a chili and orange chocolate polenta cake.
An easy artichoke and garlic butter pasta followed by one bowl brownies are recipes you need during the busy holiday season.
A vegan sunchoke and artichoke mushroom pasta and decadent chocolate hazelnut tart are deceptively easy and delicious dishes for all your holiday eaters.
Grab holiday basics, like green beans, and serve over polenta with sun-dried tomatoes. Don’t forget dessert! Prepare chocolate hazelnut trifles well before your guests arrive.
Create a gorgeous Italian inspired dinner party with a walnut and sausages pasta and a sweet finish of chocolate hazelnut panna cotta.
A vegetarian lasagna is perfect to add to the holiday spread and will satisfy all your eaters. Finish a meal with a rich yogurt and olive oil cake topped with chocolate ganache.
Make a beautiful dinner of seared scallops served over an artichoke risotto blanca. Conclude the meal with a creamy chocolate panna cotta spiced with limoncello.
Create a beautiful dinner for guests of hearty shrimp pasta with a touch of spice and a soft orange polenta cake topped with a rich ganache.
A simple spaghetti and meatball recipe is revamped with pumpkin and served as an elegant meal with a sweet finish of chocolate dipped gingerbread biscotti.
Celebrate the holidays with simple shrimp and scallop spinach tagliatelle. End a meal with mascarpone pear desserts served on crispy meringue-like pastries.
Ring in the holidays with beautiful Italian sausage and mussel risotto and a sweet bite of festive white chocolate pomegranate bark to cap off the meal.
Bring everyone together this holiday season with a hearty pancetta and shrimp pasta. Finish the Italian meal with a soft orange and chocolate polenta cake.
Slow braised oxtail osso bucco served over cheesy polenta is an easy and delicious winter dish. End the meal with a rich, chocolate trifle made with orange and olive oil for a spectacular finish.