Category Archive: Italian

Dec 15

Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Trade up from white pasta to nutritious spaghetti squash While we all want to make healthy food choices, it can be tough and time consuming to identify the best ingredients. Fortunately, making one or two changes can have a big impact on the nutritional value of a dish. “Swapping an ingredient or two in a …

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Nov 16

Barilla Caramelized Apple, Pumpkin, and Bacon Linguine

Celebrate apple season with this sweet and savoury recipe Apples are at their sweetest and juiciest this time of year, making them perfect for snacking or using in autumn-inspired dishes. But have you thought of adding them to your pasta? This easy recipe brings the taste of the season to your table with the unexpected …

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Nov 15

David Rocco’s Pasta Al Forno

Master entertainer and celebrity chef David Rocco has been a guest and host in homes all around the world. Here, he shares tips to ensure your holiday entertaining runs smoothly: Start things off right: Nothing says welcome like a festive beverage upon arrival accompanied by a make-ahead charcuterie platter of nibbles. Keep it simple: Create a crowd-pleasing, …

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Nov 14

David Rocco’s Pasta Al Burro Di Giovanni

With the daily pressures of work, home, school, and activities, putting a delicious and easy meal on the table can seem like a daunting task. As a father of three, celebrity chef and cookbook author David Rocco has mastered the family-friendly meal. When time is of the essence, he relies on tried-and-true pasta dishes that …

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Aug 19

Quick And Easy Pizza Dough

Think of something out of the ordinary the next time pizza is planned for dinner. It is hard to go wrong with ingredients when the family will eat just about anything as long as it is on the pizza. Early in life we start out with finger food, and it is just so convenient, we …

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Aug 18

Dinner Party Ideas and a Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Planning out a dinner party can be a lot of fun. Of course, there is always a lot to do before the dinner party. You want to choose the perfect decorations, tableware, and of course, you want to have a great menu. From the drinks to the dessert, everything should be absolutely perfect. If you …

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Jun 28

Kid Friendly Lasagna

I am one of the many moms that have a picky eater under the age of five. If he had his way, he would only eat chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and pudding. After many attempts to make a meal that the whole family will enjoy, I found a recipe in one of my cooking …

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Mar 13

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Awaken your taste buds and bring new flavour to your dinner table by trading in your traditional spaghetti for a new recipe. Create this new take on an old classic, and explore why many chefs are turning to fish sauce as their secret ingredient. While fish sauce may be a surprising choice in an Italian-inspired …

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Jan 22

How to Make a Perfect Pizza – Tips and Step by Step Instructions From a Professional Chef

Making the Perfect Pizza. After 22 years as a chef I’ve come to learn the hard way about making pizza. I’ve seen it done the right way, the wrong way and every way in between. Two things that I’ve learned is that you don’t have to be Italian, and there is no right way. There …

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Oct 18

Dig into Fall Flavours with Barilla Vegetable Penne

Embrace the earth’s natural rhythms and stock up on in-season vegetables. It’s a win-win – seasonal produce is supplied in high quantities, which lowers the market price and saves you money. Zucchini, bell peppers, carrots and sweet potatoes are just some of the delicious foods that are best in the fall. Slice them, dice them …

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