Ultra-Creamy Fresh Homemade Ricotta {+ Video!}
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by Emilie Raffa
9h ago
In this post, I’ll teach you how to make ultra-creamy, 4-ingredient homemade ricotta in under 1 hour (including straining time). Follow my step-by-step recipe instructions and video. So fresh and creamy! Ahh… Ricotta (rhee-koh-tah). Saying it out loud makes everything sound better, right? Whether it’s tossed with fresh homemade pasta and pomodoro sauce, folded into my one-bowl Italian almond cake or tucked into homemade ravioli, creamy ricotta will make anyone weak in the knees! Now, I’m assuming you’re here because you want to make it yourself. You’re curious. Compared to store-bought, my h ..read more
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20-Minute Arrabbiata Sauce
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by Emilie Raffa
3w ago
This spicy, homemade arrabbiata sauce is super simple to make: all you need is 6 ingredients and 20 minutes to cook! My secret is adding a fresh cherry tomatoes to lighten & brighten the sauce. Arrabbiata sauce (sugo all’Arrabbiata) is a spicy, Italian pasta sauce made with 5 simple ingredients: crushed canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and fresh parsley. Originating from Rome, arrabbiata literally means “angry” in Italian; the spicy red peppers give justice to the name. Like most simple Italian pasta sauces, arrabbiata sauce is quick to cook, about 20 minutes while th ..read more
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Italian Anise Biscotti
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by Emilie Raffa
2M ago
These sweet and crunchy anise biscotti will transport you to Italy in just one bite! I love that you can make these cookies in advance (they freeze beautifully) to enjoy anytime, anywhere. When you think about biscotti, the crunchy, twice-baked Italian cookies destined for dunking, what flavor comes to mind first? Vanilla biscotti? Almond? Chocolate? If anise biscotti are not on your radar yet, welcome to the most delicious “Italian-bakery” taste worthy of any espresso. These cookies are warm and welcoming with subtle hints of buttery, anise flavor (not strong like Sambuca). Just the aroma it ..read more
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Fresh Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli
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by Emilie Raffa
2M ago
A simple, delicious recipe for homemade butternut squash ravioli from scratch! The roasted butternut squash filling and assembled ravioli can be made in advance. It’s way better than store-bought! Are you making fresh homemade ravioli yet? In this post, I’ll walk you through a recipe variation with sweet butternut squash using my easy whole-roasted method (which you’ll love because you don’t have to peel, chop or deseed the squash first!). I whip it with salted butter and nutmeg for the creamiest, most decadent filling. To serve, I finish the butternut squash ravioli with spoonfuls of toasty ..read more
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Best Sourdough Pizza Crust (No Steel or Stone!)
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by Emilie Raffa
2M ago
No pizza stone? No problem! Learn how to make THE BEST sourdough pizza crust with bubbly, active sourdough starter in a rectangular baking pan instead. Tips shared for make-ahead options, plus a quick “no-cook” pizza sauce” recipe that takes 1 minute to make! When I first started with sourdough pizza, I was hesitant. Did I really need to purchase a baking steel, pizza stone or pizza peel for artisan results? At the time, I thought so. And truth be told, these tools work incredibly well. But for me, at least in the beginning anyway, I wasn’t sure if I’d love pizza the way I love sourdough bre ..read more
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Quick “No-Cook” Pizza Sauce
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by Emilie Raffa
2M ago
This easy, 3 ingredient “no-cook” pizza sauce recipe tastes so light and fresh, you’ll never buy store-bought pizza sauce again! Use it to top my sourdough pizza or any pizza crust you’d like. It takes 1 minute to make! If you told me “no-cook” pizza sauce was THE BEST sauce for pizza, especially sourdough pizza (i.e. 100% authentic, full of flavor and approved by Italians especially in Naples!) I honestly wouldn’t believe you. Why? Because it sounds weird. Don’t you need to cook it first? Turns out, you don’t need to cook pizza sauce at all. According to excellent resources including The Piz ..read more
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Quick Homemade Sausage Ragù
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by Emilie Raffa
3M ago
This homemade Italian sausage ragù is a quick, comfort food classic! Made with sweet Italian pork sausage and fresh herbs, you’ll love it with mezze rigatoni or fresh homemade pasta for a perfect pasta dinner. Sausage Ragù or “sausage sauce” as my family calls it, is a rich and hearty pasta sauce made from whole-peeled San Marzano canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, rosemary and crumbled sweet Italian sausage- I like fennel and parsley. The term “ragù” simply means “meat sauce” in Italian. However, unlike my Ragù Bolognese (the much-loved, slow-cooked northern Italian meat sauce with ..read more
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30-Minute Butternut Squash Soup {Sweet & Creamy!}
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by Emilie Raffa
3M ago
This easy, creamy 30-minute butternut squash soup recipe comes together FAST with pre-roasted butternut squash, which requires ZERO upfront prep work {no peeling, chopping or deseeding}. Yes really! Creamy butternut squash soup, or “Pumpkin” soup as we call it here in the US, is the perfect recipe to usher in the fall season. Made from sweet roasted butternut squash, sautéed yellow onions and a splash of coconut milk (no, it doesn’t taste like Hawaiian Tropic) the rich, velvety flavor is pure comfort in a bowl. I love it with sourdough focaccia. Now, there are thousands of butternut squash so ..read more
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Beginner’s Guide to Fresh Homemade Ravioli
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by Emilie Raffa
4M ago
Learn how to make fresh homemade ravioli (from scratch!) with easy step-by-step recipe instructions & video, plus a creamy, 5-ingredient cheese filling with fresh basil. No ravioli makers or molds required! Once you’ve mastered fresh homemade pasta and homemade lasagna noodles, take what you know and make filled pasta, like homemade ravioli to level up your skill. They’re pillowy soft, super tender and can be stuffed with a variety of fillings! My master pasta dough recipe or this fresh spinach pasta dough can be used to get started; both pair beautifully with my collection of homemade p ..read more
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The Easiest Way To Roast Butternut Squash {no pre-peeling, chopping, or deseeding!}
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by Emilie Raffa
4M ago
Ditch the struggle. Learn how to roast butternut squash the EASY WAY without any prep work. No pre-peeling, chopping or deseeding (yes really!). Use for soup, side dishes and everyone’s favorite: muffins! It was winter 2016. Jamie Oliver was making a butternut squash recipe on TV. He took the entire squash, the whole thing, and threw it into the oven (skin on and everything!). He placed it directly onto the oven rack, shut the door and walked away. That was it. No big deal. My eyes widened. Wait, what? He wasn’t going to cut the butternut squash first? Everyone knows cutting butternut s ..read more
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