Category Archives: Cara’s Cucina

Cara’s Cucina: Fresh Pasta Dough

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Fresh Pasta Dough!

“Don’t be nervous,” Di Falco tells us before demonstrating how to make your very own pasta. Check out the ingredients for the dough below.

Fresh Pasta Dough

Serves 4 as a main dish

2 c. flour (try to find 00 type flour, but AP will work here too, I would stay away from whole wheat)
1 egg (optional)
1/2 c. warm water
pinch of salt

Special Equipment – large wooden cutting board, or board for kneading dough 

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Cara’s Cucina: Stromboli

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a delicious Stromboli!

Di Falco recalls having “pizza night” once a week when she was growing up, and this is a take on that! Check out the ingredients for this dish, which serves 4, below. 

Stromboli
1 pizza dough
1/2 c. crushed tomato
mozzarella cheese (either shredded or chopped in small pieces)
fresh basil, chopped
salt
pepper
olive oil spray
toppings (optional)

 Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Cara’s Cucina: Back to School Snacks

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make some Back to School Snacks! 

These simple and delicious treats are perfect for coming home after a long day back at school. DiFalco makes Peanut Butter Banana Cereal Bars, Ants On a Log and Ricotta Toast.

Check out the official ingredients list for the each of the snacks below.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA CEREAL BARS

Makes 16 bars
1/2 c. puffed rice cereal
1/2 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/4 c. honey
3 tsp. coconut oil (optional)
1 banana, chopped to small pieces
1 tbs. cinnamon
salt

ANTS ON A LOG

For 1 serving
2 celery stalks
2 tbs. cream cheese
18-20 raisins

RICOTTA TOAST

For 1 serving
2 slices good Italian bread (such as a semolina)
4 tbs. part-skim ricotta cheese
honey (or substitute jam of choice)
cinnamon

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe! 

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.