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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: Italian Grain Bowl

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

This bowl covers all your winter bases, using delicious Italian and Mediterranean inspired ingredients. Check out the official recipe for this healthy dish, which serves four, below.

Italian Grain Bowl

2 C. cooked farro (follow package instructions)
1 apple, chopped
1/4 C. pomegranate kernels (either from 1 pomegranate or pre-peeled)
2 C. packed baby kale
1/4 C. sliced almonds
1/3 C. goat cheese (optional)
1/4 C. olive oil
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. honey
salt & pepper to taste

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.

Buon Appetito!

holiday gifts

Cara’s Cucina Holiday Gifts

Who said you had to battle the mall parking lots to get those last-minute holiday gifts? Your best party pleasing options are right in the kitchen!

Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina is here with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino to give you some easy and delicious ideas to bring to your next #HipHolidays bash:

1) Cardamom Spiced Crumb Cake

Cardamom is an under-used yet oh-so-flavorable spice that screams “holiday!” As a bonus gift, include a pan that your guest can keep. We suggest something from the Gotham Steel collection, a #HipHolidays 2017 pick.

2) Homemade Granola

For those that are sticking to their healthy diets throughout the holidays (more power to them!), homemade granola is a perfect guilt-free snack. Put it in a seasonal mason jar to give it an extra festive flair!

3) Aunt Linda’s Anisette Cookies

This Italian favorite is a holiday staple that is sure to wow any crowd!

4) Marinara Sauce

Who doesn’t love a dish of al dente pasta with some fresh tomato sauce (or gravy, depending on which side of the debate you are on)?! Your hosts will be moved by this gift from the heart.

For more on Cara and her recipes, visit CaraDiFalco.com.