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Cucina Casalinga Adult Cooking Class Schedule

Pope Francis’ one wish:  “The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and to go to a pizzeria for a pizza” Pope Francis (2015)

Pizza a Caballo – Argentinian “pizza on horseback” - homemade pizza with mozzarella cheese and vegetables with a chick pea flatbread “faina” on top
Spaghetti alla Carbonara – a Roman classic - spaghetti with bacon, white wine, eggs and pecorino Romano cheese
Pollo Arrabbiata – a rich and spicy chicken dish from Rome slow baked in the oven with onions, garlic, plum tomatoes and a hint of peperoncino “hot pepper”
Gnocchi Alla Romano – homemade semolina gnocchi baked with butter and parmesan cheese
Bavarese Yogurt and Strawberry Coulis – heavy cream flavored with vanilla bean, sugar and yogurt topped with a fresh strawberry and Grand Marnier coulis
Wine and Expresso

Polpettine alla Romano – tiny meatballs with veal and lemon – a specialty of Rome
Bucatini a Cacio e Pepe – bucatini pasta with Pecorino  Romano cheese and black pepper
Chicken Marengo – sautéed and slow roasted chicken with tomato, mushroom, wine, garlic, onion and fresh herbs
Carciofi alla Romano – Whole peeled artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and mint
Pan di Spagna con Panna e Fragole – simple Italian sponge cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries
Wine and Expresso


Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Grilling Italian Style
A Perfect Menu for a Special Occasion


Pacchetti di Mortadella e Robiola alla grilia – grilled mortadella, robiola cheese and basil packets, served with  arugula salad
Spiedini di maiale con prosciutto e salvia – skewered pork tenderloin grilled with prosciutto and fresh sage
Patate alla griglia con le erbe e Parmigiana grilled new potatoes with fresh herbs and grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Fagiolini ai pinoli al limone green beans with pine nuts, lemon dressing and fresh parsley
Tiramisu al Limone – homemade lemon Tiramisu made with limoncello, lemon zest and fresh berries
Vino e Expresso


Friday, June 16th, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Pizza on the Patio!
We hope you can join us for our first pizza class of 2017!
On this special evening we light the outdoor pizza oven and dine al fresco!


- Caponata – Sicilian eggplant relish – a sweet and sour eggplant salad with onions, celery, tomatoes, capers and olives
- Peperoni Arrosttiti – homemade roasted peppers in the brick oven, peeled and marinated with fresh garlic, basil and extra virgin olive oil

Impasta di Pizza - homemade dough for pizza and focaccia
Salsa di Pomodoro per la Pizza - tomato sauce for pizza made with San Marzano plum tomatoes
Classic Pizza Margherita - the “Queen’s Pizza” with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, oregano and basil
Pizza Bianca – “white” pizza with caramelized onions, scamorza and fresh thyme
Pizza Napoletano – pizza with marinara sauce topped with shredded mozzarella, olives and anchovies
Pizza all’ Ortolana – pizza with sautéed fresh zucchini, mushrooms, plum tomatoes, garlic, basil and fontina cheese
Sally’s Stromboli - rolled pizza dough stuffed with prosciutto, salami, ricotta, parmigiana and fresh mozzarella
Insalata Mista – salad of mixed greens, arugula, fresh garden tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette
Pesche al Forno – fresh peaches baked with Amaretti filling served with vanilla gelato
Cusumano Nero D’Avalo Wine
Birre d’Italia – Perroni e Moretti


Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
10:30 am to 1:30 pm


Join us for our annual fried and stuffed zucchini flower class paired with delicious dishes made with fresh herbs from the garden!

Visit Sally’s herb garden and learn about the most essential “kitchen” herbs to plant in your own herb garden.  Sally will explain each herb and its use in Italian cooking.

Homemade Herbed Monkey Bread baked in Flowerpots
Caprese Napoleon – a tower of fresh mozzarella and fresh tomato with basil and extra virgin olive oil
Fiori di Zucchine Imbottiti - battered and deep-fried stuffed zucchini flowers - "heaven on earth for the palate"
Spiedini di Gamberi alla grilia alle erbe – grilled shrimp marinated with herbs, garlic, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil
Rotelli al Broccoli e Pesto – cork screw pasta with homemade pesto sauce made with the garden's first harvest of basil
Gelato di Ricotta, Lavanda e Miele – homemade lavender-ricotta and honey ice cream
Vino e Expresso








Payment must be received in order to keep your spot reserved.  No refunds within 1 week of the class. If unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request recipes.


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