SPIZZICO BLOG

Cooking with Olive Oil: 4 Things to Know

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Cooking oil is essential to many recipes – but in most Italian dishes, you’ll find olive oil listed in the recipe. This unique oil is highly regarded for its flavor and health benefits. Thus, making it a two-for-one win in the kitchen. If you’re going to be cooking with olive oil, here are four things you should know before diving in.

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4 Popular Pasta Noodles and Their History

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Ever wonder why pasta noodle look so different? It’s easiest to understand why when you look at how sauces are treated in relation to pasta, especially in Italy. Once you understand that the sauce isn’t the main focus, you start to realize how important pasta is to a dish. For Italians, we very much pride ourselves on our food. So let’s appreciate the main ingredient with these 4 popular pasta noodles and their histories.

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Tips to Making Pizza at Home

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At Spizzico’s, we believe that there is never a bad time for making pizza. We also understand that it’s not always convenient to enjoy a fresh, hot pie at our restaurant or stop on your way home from work to pick one up. So when the craving for pizza takes over your household, we encourage you to experience the joy of making one (or several) yourself. Here are some of our tips for doing so.

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Simple Sauce Recipes to Share

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Whether you’re cooking pasta, meat or rice, every recipe needs a sauce. Using common ingredients you may already have in the kitchen, you can prepare sauces ahead of time or whip up a fresh batch anytime. Let’s look at some of the simplest and quickest sauce recipes to complete any meal.

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The History of Calzones

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Sometimes referred to as an inside-out pizza, calzones are made from pizza dough and stuffed with meats, sauces, cheeses, and vegetables. Then, it’s folded over on itself into a half-moon shape, baked in the oven, and served with marinara sauce on the side or atop the calzone. And, as decadent and satisfying as they are, this Italian classic also has a fascinating history that’s as rich as the sauce we use to make them. Here’s everything you need to know about the history of calzones, dating all the way back to 18th-century Italy.

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5 Fun Pizza Party Ideas

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All successful parties involve good food and fun activities (emphasis on the good food). That’s where the cheesy, saucy, delicious baked disc of dough comes into play. Everybody loves pizza! So, if your child has a birthday or a celebratory event coming up, why not plan a fun pizza party? This year, host an epic pizza party that everyone will remember with these five ideas.

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To Pineapple or To Not: A Pizza Debate

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ne of the biggest debates of the 20th century is pizza-related. Nearly everyone can agree that pizza is amazing. It’s the perfect meal for parties and movie nights, and you can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not to mention, when you don’t feel like cooking, pizza is always there. But, this slice of cheesy goodness has sparked a debate that rages on with no end in sight. And so, the age-old question remains: Is pineapple a suitable pizza topping?

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Important Announcement

At Spizzico Italian Kitchen, we strive to bring quality Italian cuisine and exceptional service to the Broadneck Peninsula and surrounding communities. We have had the pleasure of serving our wonderful community for 6 years now. We have received many inquiries about the upcoming opening of Rico’s Tacos & Tequila in the Bay Hills Shopping Center. We would like to address any rumors or concerns moving forward.

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Throw a Fundraiser at Spizzico!

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Host your fundraiser at Spizzico Italian Kitchen and we will donate 20% of the profits to your school, club, organization, or charity. We love our Broadneck community and we’re always happy to do our part to give back. You can count on Spizzico to create a memorable experience that brings everyone together and generates awareness of your cause. All you have to do is show up and we’ll supply the fantastic food and atmosphere. Here’s what you can expect.

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Tips for Eating Out and Staying Healthy

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If you’re trying to eat healthily now and in the new year, you can still enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurants. You may have to make a few adjustments to your food choices, however, those choices can be just as delicious and fulfilling. With a few simple tips, you can feel confident that eating out and staying healthy is an easy feat. and staying healthy is no issue. 

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