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Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11th 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
An Elegant Thanksgiving Menu

Featuring Lorenza dei Medici’s Elegant and Delicious
Stuffed Turkey Roll from Tuscany


Bruschetta al prosciutto, parmigiano e balsamico – toasted Italian bread with prosciutto , parmesan cheese and aged balsamic vinegar
Butternut squash soup garnished with mascarpone, grated parmesan and nutmeg
Rolle` di tacchino al balsamico
– bonelessturkey roll stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, parmesan, juniper berries and Swiss chard with a balsamic sauce
Brussels sprouts sautéed with pancetta and shallots
Strudel di mele – fresh apple strudel baked in puff pastry 

Tuesday - November 17th, 2015 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cooking Seafood:  Fast, Easy and Delicious

Crostini ai carciofi – “little toasts” with artichoke tapenade and fresh mint
Linguine alle vongole – Sally’s quick and delicious red clam sauce over linguini
Scampi alla Francesca - sautéed shrimp with shallots, white wine and fresh herbs
Asparagi arrosttiti al balsamico – roasted asparagus drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic
Pane di Nonno Antonio – Grandpa Tony’s crusty bread with extra virgin olive oil
and oregano baked in the oven
Poached Pears Melba - poached pears with fresh raspberries and a raspberry sauce 
Verdicchio di Jesse – dry white wine from Umbria

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sicilian Specialties for the Holidays
Sally is sharing five of her family’s favorite Sicilian recipes!
Perfect for any holiday celebration!


Arancine – “little oranges” – fabulous deep fried stuffed rice balls
Conchiglie con cavolfiore all’aglio e olio e peperoncini - fluted shell pasta with cauliflower, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and hot pepper, topped with “muddica” (sautéed bread crumbs)
Pollo in agro dolce– slow baked sweet and sour chicken with onions, celery, tomatoes, capers and olives with a touch of sugar and red wine vinegar
Insalata di finocchio con arancia al balsamico – thin shaved fennel and blood orange salad with a balsamic dressing
Buccellato – traditional Christmas puff pastry wreath filled with figs, apricot preserves, pine nuts, sultana raisins, orange zest and honey
Wine - Grotte, Sicilia - Vino Bianco di Morgante

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Italian Antipasti for Holiday Entertaining!

Crostini al pesto, mozzarella e pomodori secchi – small toasts with homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
*Mom’s pizza rustica – a take-off on the traditional ricotta and meat pie served at Easter.  These amazing hors-d’oeuvers are baked in a puff pastry and cut into squares - they are perfect for a cocktail party
Spiedini di scampi - pancetta wrapped shrimp with rosemary, roasted in the oven
*Nana’s Chinese meatballs – cocktail size meatballs made with fine pork sausage, water chestnuts, scallions, panko and soy sauce, baked in a sweet and sour sauce with crystallized ginger
Mom’s fabulous Prosecco punch – a festive drink for all your holiday parties!
*can be made ahead and frozen
Immediately after this class our doors will be open until 4pm for a
Gourmet Boutique Holiday Sale offering very special imported Italian items, olive oils and vinegars, Gift Certificates for Classes, and other wonderful products for holiday gift giving.  All class attendees will be entitled to 10% off their purchases!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gourmet Boutique Holiday Sale at Cucina Casalinga

Cucina Casalinga offers a unique opportunity for gift giving to family and friends who enjoy the art of Italian cooking.  Delight them with a gift of Italia!

Our Boutique is stocked with first pressed Frescobaldi Laudemio extra virgin olive oil, and other Cucina Casalinga favorite extra virgin oils, and we have a lovely assortment of Ceramic Olive Oil Carafs from Umbria.

  • Our lovely vinegars include Leonardi aceto balsamico di Modena, pinot and Chianti vinegars and vinegars for everyday use.
  • Blood orange marmalade, honey, dried oregano and sea salt all from Sicily, and local honey from Wilton!
  • Parmigiano Reggiano by the pound cut right off the wheel.
  • Whole Grain Farro, Lampo Polenta and Canaroli Rice.
  • Cucina Casalinga aprons
  • Gift Certificates for Cucina Casalinga Cooking Classes
  • Sally's Book "Festa del Giardino"
  • Maria Sanchez'  books: “The New Lasagna Cookbook”,  “Baking Bible” or “Small Sweet and Italian
  • Nick Malgieri’s book, “The Modern Baker”.

Prior to December 16th, shopping at the Cucina Casalinga Boutique will be available by appointment only.  You can also place your order by phone or email and we will have it ready for pickup.

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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