Category Archives: Cara’s Cucina

Cara’s Cucina: Italian Hot Dog

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make an Italian Hot Dog!

An Italian Hot Dog is a creation of Di Falco’s home state, New Jersey. Check out the official list of ingredients below.

Italian Hot Dog
Serves 4

1 tbs. olive oil + 2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large, russet potato, cubed
4 nitrate, nitrite free hot dogs
4 Italian rolls OR pizza bread
salt & pepper

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: Grilled Strip Steak with Chef Jesse Jones

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a Grilled Strip Steak with special guest Chef Jesse Jones!

Chef Jesse Jones says that if you want a nice and durable steak for the grill, this is the way to go. Check out the official list of ingredients below for the dish, which serves four.

Grilled Strip Steak
Serves 4

4 4-6 oz. strip steaks
1/4 c. olive oil; plus 1 tsp.
6-8 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cloves of garlic, chopped; plus 1 head
1 stick of butter
salt & pepper

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: Fruit Tart

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a Fruit Tart!

Di Falco recalls getting this recipe from a friend’s mother, who brought this delicious treat to a block party. Di Falco uses fresh summer fruits, along with the ingredients below.

Fruit Tart
Makes 1 large sheet pan

For the pastry
1 stick of butter, softened
2 c. flour
3 tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt

For the filling
fresh fruit, such as berries or stone fruit
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

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.