|The Mardi Gras King of Cakes
From Epiphany to Mardi Gras, colorful King Cakes are everywhere: in offices, at schools, on household kitchen counters – and, of course, at the center of every great Mardi Gras party. Learn more about this sweet tradition (including what it means to “get the baby”) here.
|Arancini: Sicilian Party Bites
Authentic arancini – light, golden rice croquettes served as snacks in Sicilian cafes – can also make fantastic hors d’oeuvres at an Italian- themed party. Find out how they’re made with this simple guide.
|How to Shape Orecchiette
One of the most fun aspects of making your own pasta is creating the different shapes that make each style unique. These “little ears” are simple to create, and they require no special equipment — try it yourself with these six easy steps.
|Scrambling for Menu Ideas? Start with Eggs
Eggs are like the Rodney Dangerfield of the food world — they get no respect, but for no good reason. Read on to learn how nutritious these staples really are, and how you can incorporate them into your meals any time of day.
|3 Ways to Shake Up Your Olive Oil Routine
Make an everyday ingredient the center of attention with these three recipes, each showcasing the subtle, fruity flavor and floral aroma of olive oil.
|How to Make Citrus Infused Cocktails
Making your own infused liquors is a breeze with this step-by-step guide. Start the project tonight, and you’ll be mixing handcrafted cocktails by Sunday.
|The Secrets of Meltingly Tender Calamari
Don’t be intimidated by those tentacles! Squid are popular in antipasto dishes and are perfect for entertaining a small group with something out of the ordinary. Learn how to prepare them yourself, and try these creative recipes.
|A Pizza Party for Grown Ups
Some of the best parties are those that make us feel like kids again. Use these tips and recipes to host an interactive pizza party — and let your guests put their own spins on their pies!
|Weekend Entertaining: Sicilian Supper
Sicilian cuisine is known for its bold, fresh flavors, and we’ve created a menu true to the country’s traditions. Try these recipes and tips for your weekend get-together and celebrate the rich traditions of Italian cuisine.