Cooking with Gear & Gadgets

Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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Pizza Sliders

Our love for Italian food and pizza gave me the idea for pizza sliders. These would be delicious as a...


Easy Chicken Alfredo

This dish's classic sauce is almost as simple as opening up a jar but tastes so much better. The easy...


One-Pot Sausage and Basil Pasta

There's nothing better than coming home and putting dinner on the table in 30 minutes. It's easy to add different...


Easy Dutch Oven Minestrone Soup

This Dutch oven minestrone soup is quick to prepare with shortcut ingredients and is ready in less than an hour....

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Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...


Easy Stovetop Lasagna

My family and I have made this Easy Stovetop Lasagna recipe many times over the past few months. It's the...

Garlic Cream Sauce

This rich, easy garlic cream sauce recipe is requested at every family occasion I attend. Don't be afraid to alter...


Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

When an Italian friend shared many years ago that she often added Italian sausages to her pan of baked chicken,...


Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn't acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs...


Summer Zucchini Pasta

This simple and healthy summer zucchini pasta is a wonderful side or meatless entree, but you can add shredded chicken...

Caprese Macaroni Salad

When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


Air-Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Quick, simple and oh-so-tasty, this air-fryer chicken Parmesan recipe is the perfect weeknight dish to have on hand. It's just...


Homemade Marinara Sauce

This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...


Marinara

My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...


Slow-Cooker Polenta

This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...

Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

When I crave Italian comfort food on a busy night and don't have a lot of time to cook, this...


Air-Fryer Portobello Melts

We're always looking for satisfying vegetarian meals, and this air-fryer sandwich recipe tops the list. These melts are especially delicious...


Dutch Oven Pasta Bake

I was in a hurry one night, so I went on a pantry search to see what I had on...


Lemon Shrimp Orzo

What I love about this lemon shrimp orzo is that it's so tasty and it can be eaten hot or...


Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

My kids love these air-fryer eggplant fries—and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic...


The Best Sausage Pizzas

What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...


Quick and Simple Meatballs

Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...


The Best Pizza Dough

This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double...

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Italian Bread Salad with Olives

This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


Grandma’s Onion Squares

My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...


Slow-Cooker Minestrone

There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

This focaccia bread recipe is perfect to serve with a pasta dinner, either as an appetizer or sliced for sandwiches....


Skillet Ranch Beef and Macaroni

You'd be hard-pressed to find easier comfort food made from scratch. Our secret ingredient: ranch dressing seasoning. It takes the...


Decadent Spinach-Stuffed Shells

I created this comforting stuffed shells dish to serve on Christmas Eve, but it’s so good we enjoy it all...