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Cara’s Cucina: Chef Jesse Jones’ Chicken & Waffles

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Chef Jesse Jones’ Chicken & Waffles!

“I don’t know that I’ve met many people who work harder, or with more passion, than Chef Jesse Jones,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “To finally see that vision realized in the pages of his cookbook is incredibly satisfying. A nice reminder to keep going, keep struggling, because you WILL get there.”

Check out the recipe, which serves four, below!

Southern Fried Chicken

3-4 lbs. chicken
1 qt. buttermilk
1 tsp. hot sauce
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
2 C. all-purpose flour
2 Tbs. cornstarch

Chef Jesse’s Sweet Potato Waffles

2 C. cake flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 Tbs. granulated sugar
2 tsp. light brown sugar
3 large eggs, separate yolks from whites
1 1/2 C. buttermilk
1/2 C. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 C. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 small sweet potato, baked, peeled and mashed

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

You can purchase Chef Jesse’s book, POW! My Life in 40 Feasts, here.

Buon Appetito!

Cara’s Cucina: Spinach Ravioli

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Spinach Ravioli!

“It’s so simple and SO delicious,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “But it also really lets the ravioli shine, allowing all of the flavors of the pasta and the filling to come through!”

Check out the recipe, which serves four, below!

Spinach Ravioli

1 batch fresh pasta dough
2 C. ricotta cheese
1 1/2 C. fresh spinach, packed
1 egg
salt
black pepper
pinch of grated nutmeg
2 sticks (1 C.) butter
12-15 fresh sage leaves
parmesan cheese, for serving

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

Buon Appetito!

Cara’s Cucina: Cantucci

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Cantucci!

“This recipe is a really classic dessert in Tuscany,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “I hope you enjoy these little cookies as much as we did at the end of almost every Tuscan meal!”

Check out the recipe, which makes about 100 biscotti, below!

Cantucci
4 1/4 C. flour
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 C. (2 sticks) butter
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of yeast
1/2 C. vinsanto
3 C. whole, raw, almonds

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

Buon Appetito!