#DayWithDonatella Contest Update

Here are some of my favorite entries to the #dayWithDonatella Contest so far! People are emailing, tweeting and facebooking how THEY use my HSN line in their own unique ways. Keep ’em coming! I’m loving the feedback. The winner will … Continue reading

Recipes for Fall Entertaining: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 8 to 10) 4 cups whole milk 1/4 cup heavy cream 8 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 pound … Continue reading

Side Dish Recipes: Spinach and Gruyere Soufflés

These soufflés are easier to make than you might think! You’ll need six 8 ounce ramekins and an electric mixer. Click here to watch me make this dish on the Today show. INGREDIENTS: (Serves 6) 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted … Continue reading

Daytime TV Recipes: Gourmet Popcorn, Bacon jam, & The Donatella Cocktail

I recently appeared on Daytime TV to talk about Enjoy Arts & Tastes– St. Pete’s premier food and art festival. I’m  hosting the burger bash as well as a culinary demo and panel discussion. I want to share with you … Continue reading

Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate- coarsely chopped 1 cup unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups sugar 4 large eggs ½ cup all-purpose flour confectioner’s sugar or edible gold dust DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat an 8” springform pan with butter. … Continue reading

Baked Figs with Prosciutto & Gorgonzola

INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 12 fresh black mission figs 6 ounces gorgonzola 6 slices prosciutto, halved. salt and pepper ¼ cup balsamic vinegar METHOD Pre heat Donatella’s Pizza Oven to 350°F. Make a shallow “X” with a sharp … Continue reading

Italian Baked Mac & Cheese

  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4-6) 1 pound elbow macaroni 1 cup mascarpone 6 oz white cheddar 6 oz Parmigiano Reggiano, grated 6 oz Pecorino Romano, coarsely grated 1/2 cup unsalted butter plus more for greasing baker 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped … Continue reading

How to Serve & Prepare My Frozen Meatballs

To preserve the golden crust, I recommend baking my meatballs. Just take them straight from the freezer and into an oven safe dish like my ceramic ramekins. Then stick them in the oven at 400F for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. If … Continue reading