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The best recipes put together by The Bella Vita. Most of our recipes are authentic Italian recipes, passed down from generation to generation!

30 Authentic Italian Dessert Recipes

The Italian food adventure is an endless journey, and one of the best parts of this journey definitely includes Italian dessert recipes! Italian cuisine is distinguished worldwide for the recipes our grandmothers and mothers have handed down from generation to generation for decades. Some of the best parts of these recipes that have been handed down are definitely the …

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Italian Soffritto: A Flavorful Culinary Staple

In traditional Italian cooking, one essential ingredient forms the flavorful foundation of many traditional dishes: soffritto.  This aromatic mixture of finely diced vegetables and fat is used as a base in countless Italian recipes, adding depth, richness, and complexity to dishes. What Is Italian Soffritto? Soffritto, derived from the Italian word “soffriggere,” meaning “to lightly …

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Creamy Italian Pink Sauce Pasta Recipe

This Italian pink sauce recipe comes together in under 30 minutes with little effort. It is a delicious and easy-to-make tomato cream sauce that the whole family will love. What is Italian Pink Sauce? Italian Pink Sauce, Rose Sauce, or Parma Rosa Sauce is a creamy tomato sauce combining tomato and cream. It gets its …

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Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe for One

Pancakes are a classic breakfast favorite, but most recipes yield a large batch that can be overwhelming for a single person, so I created the best pancake recipe for one. This recipe makes about 6 small pancakes or 2 large ones. You can whip up delicious, light, and fluffy pancakes with staple ingredients. Whether treating yourself …

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Quick Pasta Dinner Ideas for Busy Weeknights

When it comes to easy, flavorful home-cooked meals, few cuisines rival Italian pasta. Pasta, in particular, lends itself to many quick and satisfying recipes that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.  Whether you’re short on time or want a hassle-free, easy weeknight dinner, these quick pasta dinner ideas have you covered.  You can quickly whip up …

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48 Ricotta Recipes: Savory and Sweet Ideas

When it comes to cheese, few options are as versatile and delicious as ricotta. From savory to sweet, there are countless ricotta recipes that you can make. TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Ricotta? Ricotta is a soft, fresh cheese originating from Italy. Ricotta means “recooked” in Italian, which refers to the traditional cheese-making method.  Leftover …

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