Winter Entertaining Recipes: Fried Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1 head cauliflower, cored, broken into small florets (about 4 cups), washed, & well drained 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley Kosher salt & … 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

What I Want to Eat All Day Every Day: Pizza Rustica

INGREDIENTS: (serves 12)  PASTA FROLLA: 3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tsp kosher salt ¾ tsp baking powder 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter 3 large eggs FILLING: 2 pounds ricotta 6 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Recipes using Donatella’s Pizza Crust Mix

Need a little inspiration for making the perfect pizza? Look no further- here are some of my favorite recipes, made easier by the use of my HSN Pizza Crust Mix & Table-top Oven. My biggest advice? Have fun! There are … Continue reading

Nutella Saltimbucca with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

I’m sure by now you’ve realized my affinity for Nutella–  this Italian girl can’t get enough! What’s better for dessert than a little Nutella and banana sandwiched between two sweet, buttery King’s Hawaiian rolls? Nutella Saltimbucca  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 12) 1 package King’s … 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

Winter Entertaining Recipes: Zia Laura’s Soup

Happy Monday! I’m thinking of getting behind the #MeatlessMonday movement. One of my favorite ways to go meatless is to indulge in a rich vegetarian soup. This is a tasty treat whether you’re vegetarian not… and in the winter months is … Continue reading

Winter Entertaining Recipes: Bagna Cauda

Bagna Cauda is a hot dip- almost like a fondue- that is as chic as it is understated. Far more elegant than mayonnaise or sour cream based dips, yet it’s ridiculously east to make. Serve it with your favorite veggies– … 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

Low Calorie Recipes: Donatella’s Chicken Parm Hero

This recipe swaps out the fried chicken and uses grilled instead. It also uses and bocconcini (small mozzarella balls) for better portion control. To watch me make this on Dr. Oz, click here. Photo Credit: DrOz.com Ingredients: (Serves 2) 2 large cloves … Continue reading