The Roma Blog

Almond Biscotti Recipe

Blog Date: 2017-04-25
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno amici! As you probably already know, biscotti are a delicious and traditional italian cookie that is typically enjoyed with coffee or a decadent cappuccino! Today we are bringing you a recipe that we love for almond biscotti from scratch that won't disappoint! This recipe will make about 25 cookies and will take about 30 minutes in prep time and 1 hour and 20 mins to ... MORE

Wine and Food Pairing 101

Blog Date: 2017-04-20
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno! Today we are exploring the basics of wine and food pairing for those of you who are not sure where to start! We're breaking it down by wine type and outlining which foods pair best with each. Light, Dry White - Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Albarino, Gruner V. green veggies roasted veggies fish carbs Sweet White - Riesling, Chenin Blanc, ... MORE

Ricotta Filling/Cannoli Dip Recipe

Blog Date: 2017-04-17
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno tutti! Today we are whipping up that deliiicious ricotta filling found in cannoli and ricotta cake.  Another popular way to incorporate this filling is by presenting it as a dip that you can dip cookies into. (We could eat it with a spoon too!)  What you'll need: 15 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese, strained 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/3 cup chocolate ... MORE

Oregano — 5 Health Benefits!

Blog Date: 2017-04-14
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno! A classic herb found in the Italian cuisine (and many others) is oregano.  But did you know all the beautiful health benefits there are in this little herb too?  Today we're delving into the health power of this special little herb. Antifungal and antimicrobial - Two phytochemicals found in oregano called carvacol and thymol are strong antimicrobial organic ... MORE

Four Simple Appetizer Ideas

Blog Date: 2017-04-10
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno! In the spirit of spring and this lovely warm weather coming in, we're giving you a few ideas for different, simple appetizers to enjoy for your next party! You might have some fun events coming up in your social calendar going into spring, so we thought we'd provide a few options for snacks and mini dishes you can prepare easily. 1. Caprese Salad - on sticks or in ... MORE

Pour Yourself a Cup - The Health Benefits of Espresso and Coffee

Blog Date: 2017-04-05
Author: aflorian
  Italian espresso is one of the best coffees in the world, but is it good for you?  If you're like a lot of people, you may feel like you need that cup of coffee or cappuccino in the morning to get moving, so today we are looking at the positive side.  Here are some health benefits of espresso! Coffee is high in antioxidants and therefore cancer fighting! The ... MORE

Tiramisu From Scratch!

Blog Date: 2017-04-02
Author: aflorian
Today we are whipping up the Italian classic dessert, tiramisu! For such a famous sweet, tiramisu is not too difficult to make so we are breaking it all down for you here. This recipe will make about 8 servings. What you'll need: 8 in. square baking dish 2 packages of lady finger cookies (try to find a high quality brand!) 6 egg yolks 1 lb. mascarpone cheese 3/4 cup white ... MORE

8 Reasons to Enjoy More Rosemary

Blog Date: 2017-03-26
Author: aflorian
  Rosemary is an herb found in a number of cuisines but has a very special and prominent place in Italian dishes.  Beyond its delicious flavor, it has a bunch of health benefits that may even inspire you to add a little extra to your next dish!  You can also use rosemary essential oil and apply it to the skin (with a carrier oil like jojoba) in order to reap many of the benefits ... MORE

10 Minute Recipe: Garlic Bread!

Blog Date: 2017-03-22
Author: aflorian
We're indulging tonight and you're invited. We deserve it! ;)  It's the never disappointing side dish/appetizer that's too easy not to make: garlic bread! Today we have a 5 ingredient, 10 minute recipe to deliciousness so let's break it down. What you'll need: one loaf of crusty Italian bread 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons ... MORE

The Home of Balsamic Vinegar: Modena

Blog Date: 2017-03-17
Author: aflorian
One of our favorite ingredients here at Capa di Roma is balsamic vinegar.  We already know that there are a number of ways to enjoy it, but we seldom think about where it's from.  There's no higher quality balsamic vinegar than one imported from this historical Italian city, so let's get to know Modena a bit! Modena is found in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern ... MORE

Health Benefits of Basil!

Blog Date: 2017-03-13
Author: aflorian
Ciao ciao! Basil is a very prominent ingredient in Italian cuisine and in addition to adding some rich flavor to your dish, it has many health benefits as well!  Our beloved basil... is rich in Vitamin K, which builds strong bones and helps to prevent heart disease.  has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and have been shown to fight harmful bacteria, ... MORE

5 Pizzas For the Meat Lover

Blog Date: 2017-03-09
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno a tutti! There are infinite pizza topping combinations to try and if you're anything like us, you need a little taste of them all! With our Capa di Roma pizza sauce as base, there are endless pizzas to be made! Today we are catering these recipes to all the meat lovers out there!  We have a few basic meat topped pizzas and a couple off the beaten path options as ... MORE

4 Reasons to Enjoy a Glass of Red Wine Tonight

Blog Date: 2017-03-04
Author: aflorian
As if we needed another reason to have a glass of wine.   As many of us may know, in moderation, there are some awesome health benefits to extract from red wine as it even has a place in the Mediterranean Diet. Though the suggested amount for reaping the following benefits varies based on several factors, the general amount for women is no more than 5 fluid ounces per day and for men ... MORE

Homemade Tortellini Recipe

Blog Date: 2017-02-27
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno tutti! Today we have a recipe for you that's not necessarily the quickest dish to whip up, but it's a classic dish and there's nothing like it when made from scratch — tortellini!  Making pasta from scratch like this is a really fun activity if you've never done it, and is well worth the effort! We are showing you how to make cheese tortellini today ... MORE

3 Easy Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

Blog Date: 2017-02-22
Author: aflorian
Now that we've established olive oil's role in the famous Mediterranean Diet, we thought we could bring you a few super easy vinaigrette salad dressing recipes.  If you haven't already made this change to your diet, a great place to make a healthy substitution is with your salad dressing.  Creamy, heavy dressings like ranch are filled with not-so-great-for-you ... MORE

4 Reasons to Swap Out Butter For Olive Oil

Blog Date: 2017-02-16
Author: aflorian
Hi everyone! In keeping with the theme of the Mediterranean Diet from our previous couple posts, today we're highlighting the benefits of olive oil! Olive oil has often been regarding as the cornerstone of the Mediterranean Diet, and has some pretty amazing health qualities.  Obviously you don't want to overdo it with any fats or oils, but olive oil has a lot to offer, adn ... MORE

8 Health Benefits of Tomatoes!

Blog Date: 2017-02-13
Author: aflorian
It's no secret that we are big fans of tomatoes here at Capa di Roma.  We even import our plum tomatoes from Italy for our sauces.  Whether you consider them a fruit or vegetable, we can all agree that they are great for you and tasty too! Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C and other anioxidants.  These qualities make it a powerful cancer-fighting food! The ... MORE

Shifting Towards The Mediterranean Diet

Blog Date: 2017-02-09
Author: aflorian
As a kind of supplement to our last post about the guidelines and health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, we're outlining in this post some easy substitutions and tricks you can incorporate into your existing diet to improve your overall health and wellbeing.  There are several simple subsitutions that pack a big punch, so try one out for yourself! Replace butter with with ... MORE

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Blog Date: 2017-02-04
Author: aflorian
Italy has a reputation for having some of the best food in the world.  Several other Mediterranean countries have fantastic cuisine as well, yet the average person in these countries manages to stay slimmer and healthier than many Americans.  The Mediterranean diet is a topic that has been studied and written about at length, and even regarded as the healthiest diet. ... MORE

Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Blog Date: 2017-01-29
Author: aflorian
The perfect pasta indulgence: fettuccine alfredo.  This creamy sauce ALWAYS hits the spot and the best part is, it takes no time to whip up!   This recipe yields about 6 servings. What you'll need: 10 oz. fettuccine fresh chopped parsley 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated pinch of black pepper 1/2 tsp. salt Step 1: Cook ... MORE

Sausage and Peppers

Blog Date: 2017-01-24
Author: aflorian
Sausage and peppers are a classic at any Italian family gathering.  It's also a pretty simle dish to whip up for dinner.  With a good quality sausage, this is a really tasty and easy dinner idea. This recipe will make about 8 servings. What you'll need: 8 links of sweet Italian sausage 1 large green bell pepper 1 large red bell pepper 1 yellow ... MORE

Potato Gnocchi From Scratch!

Blog Date: 2017-01-19
Author: aflorian
Tonight on the menu: fresh potato gnocchi! Everyone loves this hearty dish and it's another really simple dinner to whip up.  We're breaking it down from start to finish today for you so get ready for some deliciousness! This recipe makes 3-4 servings. What you'll need: 3 large baking potatoes 1 large egg pinch of salt 2 cups all purpose, unbleached ... MORE

Fresh Bruschetta Recipe

Blog Date: 2017-01-14
Author: aflorian
Ciao tutti! Who doesn't love a fresh, light appetizer like bruschetta? It's simple to throw together and always a favorite.  We even make a dinner out of it sometimes because it's just so tasty.  Bruschetta is a great appetizer for a family dinner or the next gathering you are hosting, so today we are sharing our recipe that yields about 8 sevings! What you'll ... MORE

Pesto Sauce From Scratch!

Blog Date: 2017-01-10
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno tutti! This is a really fun recipe and maybe something you haven't tried before, but there's nothing quite like fresh pesto sauce!  This can sound like a daunting task if you've never tried it, but there's not actually too much involved in making your own pesto sauce the good old fashioned way, and it really pays off! There are so many things you can do with ... MORE

An Easy + Light Dinner — Shrimp Scampi

Blog Date: 2017-01-05
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno! Shrimp scampi is a crowd pleaser, and even better, it's pretty easy to prepare!  In today's post, we're sharing a great recipe for this dish that's also a lighter dinner option for yourself and the family.  This recipe will make about 4 servings. Let's get cooking!  What you'll need: 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 lb. ... MORE

Baked Ziti

Blog Date: 2017-01-02
Author: aflorian
Hi everyone! Today we have a favorite at any Italian family gathering and that is the cheesy and delicious baked ziti! Baked ziti does not have to be so difficult to prepare, and this recipe will make about 12 servings so it's another great option for a family dinner.  Let's start cooking! What You'll Need: 2 jars of Capa di Roma marinara sauce 3 tablespoons Capa ... MORE

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Blog Date: 2016-12-28
Author: aflorian
Tonight on the menu: classic eggplant parmesan! A good eggplant parm can be just the satisfying dinner you're looking for so we are offering up our scrumptious recipe today. This recipe will make about 10 servings, so it's perfect for a family dinner with some leftovers for tomorrow night! What you'll need: 3 jars of Capa di Roma marianara sauce 3 medium sized eggplant, ... MORE

5 Facts About Where We're From: Salerno, Italy

Blog Date: 2016-12-22
Author: aflorian
We're taking a little break from our usual recipe today to explain a little bit about where we're from! In order to understand the authenticity of our products and ingredients, we thought you could get to know us and Salerno a little bit better.  First, a little backround on us: It all started with Grandmother’s Old World pasta sauce recipe and a ... MORE

Italian Meatball Recipe

Blog Date: 2016-12-19
Author: aflorian
One of the best things to cover in delicious red sauce? Italian meatballs of course!! Here's our recipe for rich and flavorful meatballs! What you'll need: 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 1/2 tbsp. Capa di Roma Olive Oil 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 1 clove garlic, minced 1 egg 1/2 tbsp. parsley 1 jar Capa di Roma ... MORE

How To Make A Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Blog Date: 2016-12-15
Author: aflorian
Today we're bringing you a hearty, lovely Bolognese sauce for your next pasta dish.  With a base of Capa di Roma sauce, you can't go wrong with this easy dish!  What you'll need: 1 1/2 jars of Capa di Roma Marinara Sauce 1/4 cup Capa di Roma Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 lb. ground beef 1 carrot chopped 1 celery stalk chopped 1 onion chopped 1 ... MORE

Three Pizzas To Try On Pizza Night!

Blog Date: 2016-12-11
Author: aflorian
Today we have three different pizza recipes for you to try on your next pizza night! (Which, if you're anything like us, is likely coming up soon ;) ) In this post, we are featuring the classic Italian Capricciosa, Ortolana, and Napoletana pizzas. For all of these lovely pizzas, our Capa di Roma pizza sauce makes the tastiest base for all of your ingredients! If you choose to make ... MORE

Italian Herb Dipping Oil Recipe For Bread

Blog Date: 2016-12-08
Author: aflorian
Ciao tutti! Today we have a classic (and super simple) recipe for a flavorful, herbed dipping oil for bread. I don't know about you, but the bread and dipping oil is my favorite part of the meal when out to eat at an Italian restaurant, so why not throw this easy dip together at home to enjoy any day? Let's get to it! What you'll need: 2 cups Capa di Roma Extra Virgin ... MORE

5 Ways To Enjoy Balsamic Vinegar

Blog Date: 2016-12-04
Author: aflorian
In addition to our selection of sauces here at Capa di Roma, we have a rich and delicious aged balsamic vinegar that we import from the birthplace of balsamic vinegar: Modena, Italy!   There are a number of ways you can incorporate and enjoy balasamic vinegar in your kitchen, and we're here to give you some scrumptious suggestions! But first, here are a few facts about our aged ... MORE

Penne alla Vodka Recipe!

Blog Date: 2016-11-30
Author: aflorian
Who doesn't love a great pasta dish? We certainly do. :) Today we have a simple and delicious recipe for penne alla vodka! And as always, we are using our signature Capa di Roma Marinara Sauce and olive oil to get that authentic Italian flavor! If you're looking for an easy to prepare dinner for yourself and the family, you've come to the right place! What you'll ... MORE

Holiday Side Dish — Stuffed Mushrooms, Italian Style!

Blog Date: 2016-11-23
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno tutti! Holiday season is in full swing! For all the family gatherings you will be attending and hosting this season, we wanted to give you a nice side dish to prepare. We came up with this stuffed mushrooms recipe (done Italian style, of course), so let's get cookin'! What you'll need: 1 jar of Capa di Roma Fresh Basil Sauce 12 large portabella ... MORE

Homestyle Cheesy Lasagna Recipe!

Blog Date: 2016-11-17
Author: aflorian
Buonasera tutti! Tonight on the menu is a rich and cheesy homestyle lasagna! We are going to be using the newest addition to the Capa di Roma sauces: the Three Cheese Sauce!  There's never a limit on cheesy goodness in our kitchen, so our lasagna is no exception.  If you've worked up an appetite today for a delicious, savory dinner, you've come to the right ... MORE

Comfort Food Recipe- Stuffed Peppers

Blog Date: 2016-11-10
Author: aflorian
Buongiorno!!  It's getting to be that time of year when we just want to get snuggled up and cozy at home and indulge in our favorite comfort foods. A staple in any Italian household is a great recipe for stuffed peppers!  This is a lighter, healthier meal to satisfy that comfort food craving! So let's get to it! Prep and cook time: 2 hours What you'll ... MORE

Pizza Night! Pizza Margherita Recipe

Blog Date: 2016-11-07
Author: aflorian
Pizza margherita is a staple for any pizza lover! The red of the tomato sauce, the white of the mozzarella cheese, and the green of the basil leaves make up the colors of (one very delicious) Italian flag.  This classic pizza can be found anywhere in Italy, and now, in your very own kitchen.  The one perfect ingredient that you were missing up till now? Capa di Roma Pizza Sauce of ... MORE