This holiday dinner menu, inspired by rustic Italian cuisine, is all about bold flavors, fresh herbs and simple preparation. It’s centered around a beautiful, garlic-herb crusted crown roast of pork, flavored with a rub made with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs.
Garlic-Herb Crusted Crown Roast of Pork - This crown roast of pork is flavored with garlic and fresh herbs. Tender, juicy and full of flavor, it makes a beautiful presentation for a holiday meal
Stuffed Mushrooms Italian-Style - Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect appetizer for entertaining and this recipe, flavored with Genoa salami and a bit of crushed red pepper complements an Italian meal particularly well.
Italian Sausage and Herb Stuffing - The addition of mild Italian sausage makes a great variation on our moist and delicious old-fashioned bread stuffing.
Scalloped Potatoes with Fontina, Onions and Sage - This dish is a variation on classic scalloped potatoes that adds some thinly sliced sautéed onion, fresh sage and grated Fontina cheese between the layers of potatoes.
Oven-Braised Zucchini in Olive Oil - A simple combination of zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and onion is oven-braised in extra-virgin olive oil to make an easy, richly flavored side dish.
Orange Rosemary Biscotti - This is a delicious biscotti recipe, flavored with toasted pine nuts, rosemary, fresh orange zest and orange liqueur.