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Cara’s Cucina: Chicken Cacciatore

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

“This is a very traditional dish,” Di Falco explains, describing it as hearty and delicious. Check out the ingredients for the dish, which serves 8-10, below.

Chicken Cacciatore

2 tbs. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 3-4lb chicken, cut up, bone in, skin on
1 package lagunia style sausage
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 small package sliced baby bella mushrooms
1/4 c. chopped, fresh basil
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1 bay leaf
salt & pepper

Creamy Polenta (to serve, optional)
2 c. water
2 c. milk
1 c. half & half
1 c. polenta
1 tsp. salt
thyme leaves

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!

Thanksgiving with Cara's Cucina

Thanksgiving with Cara’s Cucina

Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina stopped by the #HipNJ studio to share with our Lisa Marie Latino some kitchen tips and tricks for Turkey Day! For all of Cara’s exclusive Thanksgiving feast recipes, order her e-book on CaraDiFalco.com.

As an added bonus to #HipNJ readers, below is a video tutorial  on Cara’s tried-and-true turkey recipe. 

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cara’s Cucina: Pumpkin Pie

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

As we start getting ready for Thanksgiving, Di Falco shares this family recipe, courtesy of her great-grandmother. “Every time she brought it over for Thanksgiving, everybody went crazy,” she says. Check out the ingredients for this delicious pie below.

Nonni’s Pumpkin Pie

Homemade Pie Crust
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. orange cognac liquor
1 tbs. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
4 eggs
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. milk

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!