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Maggiano’s Celebrates National Cake Day

Written on November 26, 2013

Today is National Cake Day and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s almost Thanksgiving, fall is in full swing, and now we have one more reason to be thankful as we indulge in one of our favorite types of dessert. Here are some of our favorite fall cake recipes to bake at home and delight guests:

White Chocolate Layer Cake with Cranberry Filling
Chocolate Ginger Cake with Bourbon Sauce
Cream Caramel Cake

Maggiano's mini chocolate zuccotto cake

If baking isn’t your forte…
Whether dine-in, carryout, or delivery featuring our N.Y. Style Cheesecake, Nonna’s Toasted Pound Cake, or our classic Chocolate Zuccotto Cake, Maggiano’s Little Italy has a cake to satisfy your celebratory needs. So indulge in a little cake with friends to sweeten your day- after all, it’s National Cake Day! And don’t forget, Maggiano’s famous Chocolate Zuccotto Cake and Cheesecake can be ordered as whole cakes.

You’re invited to celebrate Thanksgiving at our place or yours. Please join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy for menu details.
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Maggiano’s Leftover Remix Recipes: Thanksgiving Edition

Written on November 21, 2013

With Thanksgiving one week away, hosts throughout the country are finalizing menus and plans for the big day. While Thanksgiving is the star of the show, let’s not let Friday be cast in the shadow. After all, Friday, November 29th is National Leftovers Day! Whether you’re enjoying our Thanksgiving menu or yours, re-purpose leftovers from Thursday into new food favorites for Friday. Welcome to Maggiano’s leftover remix recipes…Thanksgiving edition!

Maggiano's Leftover Recipe Remix: Thanksgiving Edition

 

Turkey Croquettes – Fried turkey and mashed potato balls served with cranberry dipping sauce
Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie – Combine dinner leftovers, top with mashed potatoes, and bake
Turkey Bolognese – Using leftover shredded turkey, this twist on a classic comes together quickly
Turkey Milanese – Leftover turkey, gravy, and mushrooms prepared Italian style tastes fresh on Friday
Cranberry Tartlets – These mini pies come together so effortlessly it will almost feel like you’re cheating. But it’s okay – we won’t tell your guests!

You’re invited to celebrate Thanksgiving at our place or yours. Please join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy for menu details.
We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more recipes and ideas.

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

 

Warm Apple Crostada Recipe

Written on October 1, 2013

We love October. It reminds us of deliciously spiced desserts, comfy sweaters, cozy family gatherings and apples. Yes. Apples! It’s National Apple Month and National Dessert Month, so what better way to share this time of year with you than with our Warm Apple Crostada recipe. Enjoy…from our table to yours!

Warm Apple Crostada Recipe

Enjoy the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal out or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more recipes and ideas.

Maggiano’s Little Italy Chef Tips: 4 Ways to Use Vera’s Lemon Cookies

Written on September 19, 2013

One of Maggiano’s most cherished desserts is Vera’s Lemon Cookies. These crescent shaped lemon delights glazed with lemon frosting are always hit. Guests love the tins they receive when they order by the dozen. With that in mind, we have four ways to reinvent the wheel…ahem, Vera’s Lemon Cookies.

Maggiano’s Little Italy Chef Tips: 4 Ways to Use Vera’s Lemon Cookies

1. Make cookie sandwiches: mix vanilla frosting with crumbled graham crackers and spread between two Vera’s Lemon Cookies.
2. Create a delicious parfait: layer blueberry filling, crumbled Vera’s Lemon Cookies, and whipped cream to create a refreshing, light dessert. Sprinkle some shaved coconut on top to finish it off.
3. Use Vera’s Lemon Cookies to make a crust for cheesecake. Get the recipe.
4. Crushed cookies make a perfect as a crust for lemon tarts!

What other ways would you use Vera’s Lemon Cookies to upgrade your homemade desserts? Talk to your server about taking a tin of Vera’s Lemon Cookies home so you can try some of these clever recipes. We invite you to the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal out or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more recipes and ideas.