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

Cotton Candy

If cotton candy is just for carnivals and street airs, why is it a fixture at The Four Seasons and other Michelin-starred restaurants like Anthos? Because it’s fun, it’s beautiful, and it’s dead easy to make! I’m not big on … Continue reading

Torta Caprese- The (Almost) 1-Bowl Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

INGREDIENTS: (makes 12 servings)  CAKE: 2 (3.5 oz) bars 65- 70% chocolate 3 sticks unsalted butter 2 cups toasted almond meal/flour or toasted almonds, processed in a food processor 2 large eggs, at room temperature 6 egg yolks, at room temperature … Continue reading

D Burger Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Sliders are a traditional fare for Superbowl parties, and my recipe just kicks it up a notch. Check out my recipe for my signature D Burger sliders on King’s Hawaiian Sweet rolls– complete with bacon jam. D Burger Sliders INGREDIENTS: … 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

Nutella Filled Ebelskivers (Elf Pancakes)

For this recipe you’ll need an ebelskiver filled- pancake pan. INGREDIENTS: (Serves 40) 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tbsp. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 3 eggs, separated 1 ¾ cups … 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