The Sicilian Burger

It’s Burger Week here at Once Upon a Spice and I simply had to include this amazingly juicy gem inspired by my Italian roots. Every time I develop something Sicilian inspired “The Godfather” theme rings incessantly in my mind and memories of my Sicilian father weigh heavily into the equation as well Grazia, Daddy! Obviously, this…

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Tortelloni Italia Italian Pasta Salad

  Today, during pasta week, we continue in the theme of Italia. This time using delectable aged cheese filled puffs of pasta. Mmm! For those not aware, Tortelloni are stuffed pasta, the same shape as tortellini, but a bit larger. They are usually stuffed with various types of aged cheeses and or ricotta and leafy…

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Your Last Minute July 4th Appetizer: Stuffed Italian Salad Shells

Where’s the marinara?! Where’s the ricotta?! Not in these delectably gorgeous stuffed pasta shells with a twist! Yes, time to think outside the box…pasta box and incorporate “chopped” salad that is. 🙂 I’ve found these crunchy delectables transport well, so they’re great appetizers for parties, picnics and gatherings. What I noticed most was how quickly…

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“The Sicilian” The Ultimate Italian Burger!

Every time I develop something Sicilian inspired “The Godfather” theme rings incessantly in my mind and memories of my Sicilian father weigh heavily into the equation as well 🙂 Grazia, Daddy! Obviously, this burger is an indulgence rather than every day fare, but as they say “variety is the spice of life.” And today I…

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