Manicotti with Homemade Ricotta

Manicotti and fresh ricotta cheese with whole milk will always have a spot in my heart. Growing up and to this day, my dad makes this dish every year for Christmas Eve. Each bite is perfectly tender and satisfying, and there never seem to be any leftovers. From the making of the crepe to the milky magic that goes into the homemade cheese filling, it’s a hands-on activity and has become a tradition that I’m excited to pass on to and enjoy with my kids.