If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’d know that our major focus has been fashion, fashion, fashion. After all, it’s one of the best ways to express yourself in color, style and freedom.
We thought we’d change it up a little by sharing another palette of Italy that is just as vibrant and rich: cuisine.
Whether it’s pasta, pizza or gelato, Italy is just as famous for its precedence in fashion as in food— so why don’t we take a look at some of the recipes of Italy you can easily make in your home?
Sounds fancy but the dish is quite simple to make, and the taste is just to die for. Wow your taste buds and anyone else you invite for dinner by following the easy steps below:
Bring water to a boil and cook pasta to the softness you prefer— drain!
Spread olive oil around a skillet and add the pasta on a slow burn
Whisk three eggs in a bowl and add in bacon bits, diced tomatoes, pepper and sprinkle onion powder to your liking
Stir until mixture sticks to the pasta and then sprinkle in the cheese
Italian Baked Chicken
Boneless chicken breasts
An Italian chicken recipe is one of the best ways to spend an evening fine dining, especially because the food is overall very lean and healthy. And the aroma of the thyme and garlic are definitely going to make mouths water!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and (optional) pound the chicken breasts
Create a mixture of salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, oregano and paprika and sprinkle over the chicken
Add in olive oil to your liking and marinate the chicken on both sides with the oil and spice mixture; let sit for 15 minutes
Get a baking dish and spread oil around, placing the marinated chicken within
Slice up tomatoes and arrange the slices on the sides or scattered, however you’d like
Cover the dish within the oven for ten minutes
Once ten minutes are up, uncover the dish and leave the breasts to cook until the chicken’s internal temperature reads 165 degrees
When the temperature is reached, take the chicken out of the oven and sprinkle parsley and basil over the top as well as any cheese you’d like, as garnishes
You’re all set!
1 lb of cooked lasagna noodle
2 jars (16 oz) meatless sauce
1 lb of ricotta cheese
1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
2 lbs of ground beef
2 beaten eggs
½ cup of chopped onion
1 teaspoon of salt
2 chopped up garlic cloves
2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
1 lb of mozzarella cheese, sliced in thin pieces
You can never go wrong with lasagna— it’s the closest food that resembles a warm hug. Indulge in an Italian night with the scrumptious lasagna and glass of milk. Cheese, garlic, onion, sauce... it’s the Italian way!
Follow lasagna noodle packaging instructions— be sure the noodles are both tender and firm
Drain the noodles and keep them warm
Toss the ground beef, garlic and onion in an oiled skillet until the beef is cooked to your liking
Sprinkle in the meatless sauce, salt and Italian seasoning and stir
Simmer the mixture in the skillet on low burn for 15 minutes while prepare a separate bowl with the beaten eggs, mozzarella cheese and ricotta cheese
Now it’s time for the fun— grease a large baking pan and put together the first layer of noodles (make sure the noodles hang over the sides of the pan)
Pour in beef, sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese mixture
Add another layer of pasta and then pour on top the aforementioned mixture (keep at this process until all noodles and sauce is used)
Fold over the layers of the pasta that were at the edges back over the top and smooth over remaining sauce as the final layer
Sprinkle over the lasagna parmesan cheese and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
A Note From YourMadeinItaly
Tradition, passion and warmth are the pillars in which our Italian communities are built upon. We hope you enjoy the recipes and find a little taste of Italy that you yourself have made!
If you ever wish to spend a little less of your own time and energy on bringing Italy into you home, we hope you think of us to do it for you— we may not be chefs in the kitchen but we sure are creators in the style and decor department!
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