Simple recipes are a must for weeknight dinners, and Lidia always looks for those that deliver a burst of flavor. In this episode, she shares some of her favorite quick weeknight dinner ideas. She starts with a sausage crostini, made of sweet Italian sausage topped with taleggio cheese. She then prepares a penne rigate in vodka sauce, an iconic creamy Italian American pasta dish, and then arugula salad with porcini mushroom and shavings of cheese
Daytime Emmy®-winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table. Over the course of 26 episodes, Lidia makes a variety of rustic yet elegant appetizers, entrees and desserts.