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

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

#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

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

Exclusive Sneak Preview- Kitchenware & Food for HSN launch!

I am so excited to share my new line of kitchenware and food with you! Earlier this week, I hosted a launch party at Donatella to test out the products and it was a great success. I was lucky enough to have … Continue reading