The Second Annual Festa Italiana Roundup!

Once again Maryann and I were blown away at all your amazing contributions to our Festa Italiana! It was so much fun to mingle with all our old friends, and to meet many new friends along the way. We want to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts for participating! Please take the time to check out all these amazing dishes here, and on Maryann’s blog.

A very special “Thanks” goes out to my co-hostess and friend, Maryann. Would you believe we’ve never met in the real world, but yet I feel she’s someone I’ve known all my life. Hopefully that day will come when we can really share some good food and drink together in person!

Until next year! Buon Appetito!!
Olga from Olga’s Recipes brings “Boletus and Shrimp Risotto

David from D Dubs Reads brings “Pork Milanese and Lemon Spaghetti

Teanna from Spork or Foon brings “Homemade Orecchiette with Chickpea’s

Karen from DomesticMuse brings “Pan Stuffed Pork Chops”

Michele from Striped Tail’s Veggie Num Num’s brings “Sunday Pasta Dinner”

Soma from eCurry brings “The Perfect Pizza Margherita

Simona from Briciole brings her ” Stracciatella

Kati from Thyme for Cooking brings “Risotto with Prosciutto and Cannellini

Sandi from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking brings “Italian Minestrone

Stacey from Stacey Snacks brings her “Pork Shoulder Lasagne

Kim from Live Love Laugh Eat brings her “Osso Buco
Rachel from Laptops and Stovetops brings her “Chicken Parmesan Toasted Subs”

Bella from La Bella Vita brings “Salmon con Aglio e Basilico”

Heather from GirliChef brings her Toasted Italian Sandwiches

Cassie from Foodie with Little Thyme brings Spinach, Sausage, and Three Cheese Ravioli

Lori Lynn from Taste with the Eyes brings “Marta’s Green Risotto
Susan from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy brings her “Spaghetti and Meatballs”

Lisa from Jersey Girl Cooks brings “Mama’s Sunday Pork Dinner

Emiglia from Tomato Kumato brings her “Perfect Pasta Sauce

Pat from Mille Fiori Favoriti brings her “Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Claudia from Journey of an Italian Cook brings “Fettuccine with Ragu

Donna from My Tasty Treasures brings “Homemade Manicotti

Donna from My Tasty Treasures also brings her “Italian Mac and Cheese

Nina from My Easy Kitchen is bringing her “Risoni with Chicken, Mushrooms and Olives

Gigi from Life’s a Beach brings her “Torte Calabria

Jamie from Life’s a Feast brings her “Panna Cotta con Lingue di Gatto al Cioccolato”

Sam from My Carolina Kitchen brings “Chicken Cutlets with Baby Greens Salad

Theresa from Baking and Beyond brings her “Anisette Biscotti

Val from More Than Burnt Toast brings her “Ricotta and Artichoke Pizza

Barbara from Dish ‘n’ That brings her “Marinated Lupini Beans

Cindy from In A Garden brings “The Perfect Cappuccino

Lauren of Fried Pickles and Ice Cream brings her “Zuppa di Borlotti e Pane

Lucy from Sweets, Savories, etc. brings a “Cannoli Cake Roll

And from Yours Truely… “Country-Style Rigatoni

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  1. I just know I’m going to love this roundup! These dishes look great! It’s nice to see both sweet and savory, too!

  2. Everything thus far looks delicious, but I have to admit that those marinated lupini beans REALLY popped out at me. It’s been awhile since I picked some up….taking notes here… 😉

  3. My heart missed a beat Marie…I thought, oh no, have I missed it already? oh yum yum. I’m trying to dish something up. Wait for me. xoxoxo

  4. I better get my act together and submit my Festa recipe!
    I love the lupini beans!

  5. Everything looks delicious so far! I need to get my recipe together!

  6. What a delicious round ups, all entries look so drool worthy!

  7. That cannoli cake roll is talking to me! Its aying make me and devour me. But my angel inside is saying make those Lupini beans instead. Ugh! WHy cant lupinis be tons of calories and canola cream cake be calorie-less!

  8. Oh wow! I just left Maryann’s table and here are another bunch of great goodies … I just shipped my dish off for the Festa.

    Great roundup! I will be back for seconds (or maybe thirds?)

  9. What a great response, I see my sis “in a garden” joined in!

    Can’t wait to see more….

  10. Hi
    Congratulations on your second Annual Festa Italiana Roundup.
    Great response and lovely dishes posted.
    All the best x

  11. I’m very honored to be included in your fiesta.
    I’m from the south and southerners would never go to a party without a hostess gift for both hostesses. So I’m glad you and Maryann liked the Limoncello and sunflowers I brought.
    Everyone’s dish looks so good. Hope your table is big enough to hold all of the goodies that are yet to come.

  12. Marie – What a great surprise to come home from Italy and find your invitation to a festa! You and Maryann have two fantastic blogs and I’m eager to participate. All the recipes posted to date look great, including yours. Auguri

  13. Hey there Marie. Just posted for the festa. Will try & mail you in a while or in the morning. Am putting the kids to bed. xoxoxo

  14. Everything is looking pretty tempting so far. I can see it is going to be a huge bash!!!!! Break out the wine!!

  15. It’s party time! YAY.
    I’ll be over soon.

  16. They all look so good, a great round up!

  17. I’ll be joining in in a couple of days Marie! I made something tonight and just have to download he phots and the write the recipe.

    Everything here looks so good!

  18. I hope to take part again this year.

  19. I thought that in US…all the girls were escaping from the kitchen but as I can see there are so many foodie girls looking for healthy and tasty food! God bless you!!!

  20. Oh my word, what a roundup!!! My eyes don’t even know where to stop first! I hope to get my recipe in sometime this weekend — still deciding about whether to go with something I’ve already made or try something new!! This is definitely an inspiring group of dishes!

  21. Anonymous says:

    I am part Italian so I LOVE Italian food. I made your Country-Style Rigatoni for my family and it was SO DELICIOUS!!! My Italian family members have never made anything like this dish. Thank you so much for sharing. I find myself craving it ever since I made it. Trust me there were no leftovers. This is hands-down my favorite dish so far.

  22. Mouth watering good.

  23. Everything looks so good. It sure is inspiring!

  24. Congratulations on your second Annual Festa Italiana Roundup everything looks delicious and beautiful.
    Snif! I lost this event 🙁 but I will enjoy reading the posts 😉

  25. Congratulations for this wonderful event , that I really enjoy. Wonderful dishes , and you both are lovely hostess

  26. Mamma mia, you are making me hungry Marie! A fabulous roundup so far.

  27. Oh how fun. All the recipes look tasty.

  28. wow, all this food! It’s like Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled into one! I am sure UJ will be all over this, knife and fork in hand.

  29. Wow! What a delicious roundup! I’m seeing lots of great dishes to try. Well done, Marie!

  30. Oh, my gosh, I can’t remember the last time I had lupini beans! In fact there isn’t a dish here I wouldn’t glad feast upon. Thanks again, Marie, for hosting a fabulous festa!

  31. What you guys have been to create is what I think every meal in heaven is like. Thanks so much for letting me be a part!!

  32. Well, Marie..Our guests have all gone home, the table is cleared and the dishes are all done. What do you say we sit, put our feet up and polish off that Limoncello?

    Thanks again for being my partner for our festa. You did a wonderful job.
    Maryann xox

  33. Thanks so much for doing this! This was so much fun! Everyone’s dishes look delicious!

  34. Sorry I couldnt find time to participate my friend . Great round up as always and hopefully I will be there next year?

  35. With all the great dishes here I feel like mine pales in comparison! But thanks for letting me participate! Now I’m getting hungry…

  36. So many delicious looking dishes! great roundup.

  37. What a spread, I feel faint from food over load, but what a way to go!

  38. great roundup… great turnout! i’m sad i missed it. till next year! thanks to you both for hosting. it’s alot of work.

  39. Festa Italiano was a lot of fun Marie! All wonderful recipes. Thank you to you and Maryann for hosting.

    Hugs, Pat

  40. Oh, darn. I can’t believe I totally missed this one. I had so much fun last year…. pooh!

    Everything looks divine & I can’t wait to put on my loose pants to feast on some of these D-lish dishes.

    Tanti baci, bella,

  41. I’m so bummed I missed the party! I do have to be a better blogger. Everything looks so scruptuous.

  42. What a collection of delicious sounding recipes! I’m not too sad I missed participating, because I can still cook lots of the dishes others shared. Great job everyone!

  43. WOW!!! What a great collection of Italian recipes. I know where to come for anything Italian. But, then, I do that anyway….


  44. Thanks for having us over at the festa Marie…Whtat a rocking good time we had. Food, friends & laughter…YAY for foodies like all of us!!

  45. Everything looks fabulous!
    So bummed I missed it this year!! I was MIA from blogland too long!!

  46. i know i will learn alot in your blog.. happy bloging