Rosemary Infused Almonds

INGREDIENTS: 6-8 oz sliced almonds 1 tsp finely chopped rosemary 1 tbsp high-quality, extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste METHOD: Infuse olive oil with rosemary, salt and pepper and toss almonds to coat. Serve in my ceramic … Continue reading

My Take on the 4th of July Party

This summer I’m throwing my annual 4th of July party at the lake, and I can’t wait to spend a day relaxing with delicious food, friends & family. Here’s what I have on the menu this year: To Start July 4th is a long … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Spicy Roasted Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4) 2 pounds small cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 3/4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 6 to 8 large basil leaves, chiffonade 1 pound frozen … Continue reading

NEW Donatella Product Line on HSN

Last year, I worked feverishly to bring you an original line of packaged goods and cookware and I can’t thank you enough for the support and feedback. I’m thrilled to be back Monday, February 10th (9am & 5pm EST) and … Continue reading

HSN Recipes for Donatella’s Alfredo & Pesto Sauce

I’m so excited to debut two new sauces to my line for HSN: Creamy alfredo and zesty pesto! I’ve added some pizza recipes with both sauces here, as well as the recipes below. For further inspiration, try using the sauces … Continue reading

Donatella’s Meatball Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hamburger sliders are traditional fare at Superbowl parties, so why not deliver the same homemade comfort food but elevate it to something special? Use my award-winning meatballs and homemade sauces from HSN and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls to cook these … Continue reading

Enjoy Arts & Tastes, St. Petersburg, Florida

I just came back from the most amazing and exhausting weekend-  the first annual food and wine festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. My team of youngins’ had no idea what they were getting into. A trip to Florida for the … Continue reading

HSN Recipes for Donatella’s Tomato Sauces

Braised Short Ribs Photo Credit: BonAppetit.com Ingredients: (Serves 8) 3 pounds bone-in short ribs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 crushed garlic cloves 1  jar Donatella’s Marinara Sauce 2 cups red wine Method: Preheat oven … Continue reading

HSN Recipe: Donatella’s Crusty Bread

Use my HSN Pizza Dough Mix to make bread with this simple recipe. INGREDIENTS: (one pizza crust packages yields two large loaves) 1 cup warm water (not to exceed 105°) 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil electric mixer … Continue reading

HSN Recipes: Donatella’s Simple Cinnamon Buns

INGREDIENTS: (24 mini cinnamon buns) 1 cup warm water (not to exceed 105°) 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil electric mixer with paddle (optional) 2 tbsp. melted butter, room temperatire brown sugar and cinnamin METHOD: Add … Continue reading