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Awesome Pizza Dough

Awesome Pizza Dough by John Spottiswood

This recipe is adapted from one perfected at Greens restaurant in San Francisco. The crust is crunchy on the outside but also chewy. I think it's wonderful. I'm going on a pizza making journey and this is stop one. If you've never made your own pizza dough before, it's easy and fun. This recipe makes 2 12-inch crusts. More to…

78 votes
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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs by Salad Foodie

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with me. I have made them ever since about the same way. You can vary the meats using what's on hand, but I usually select lean ground beef, turkey, chicken or lamb, with an equal amount of…

15 votes
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Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli by John Spottiswood

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and it was just a wonderful combination. Don't be worried by the lemon juice and zest. They impart a subtle flavor that adds a nice dimension to this dish.

25 votes
18129 views
Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry by Sherri Williams

There is nothing better than wonderful summer veggies from my local farmer's market. Our small but wonderful farmer's market in Crestview Florida has such great veggies, fruits and other homemade goodies to offer our community.This quick and easy Italian recipe will be ready in no time. It's simply delicious!

17 votes
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Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage by John Spottiswood

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her and our favorites. It was created at the Last Supper Club restaurant in San Francisco. We've adapted the pasta, broccoli, and sausage…

10 votes
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Garlic & Lemon Butter Shrimp

Garlic & Lemon Butter Shrimp by Nancy Miyasaki

This recipe for pan searing shrimp is one of my favorites. I adapted it from a Cooks Illustrated recipe. It is full of flavor and the shrimp will come out brown and slightly caramelized if you pan sear them as described. We tried two different recipes the same night and compared side by side. This was the consensus, but not…

4 votes
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Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara by Robyn Savoie

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved tomatoes. This is fast, flavorful and my go to tomato sauce for pasta and mozzarella sticks.

1 vote
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Minestrone Romagna Style

Minestrone Romagna Style by John Spottiswood

This is the way minestrone is made in Romagna. It's not a lot of prep time, but you simmer the soup for a long time until all of the vegetable flavors mellow into one mild but delicious soup. The subtle flavors of this soup are even more delicious the next day, so it is a good dish to prepare in advance of guests arriving for a…

14 votes
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Chicken with Olives, capers & Tomatoes

Chicken with Olives, capers & Tomatoes by MANJULA

This is is very quick recipe, it only require couple of ingredients and it can be serve with variety of starches like mashed potatoes, pasta, rice, couscous or quinoa... kids love this with spaghetti...

2 votes
4080 views
The Stinking Rose ® Garlic Rose Relish

The Stinking Rose ® Garlic Rose Relish by Andrea Froncillo

5 votes
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Homemade Farfalle Pasta Salad for July 4th

Homemade Farfalle Pasta Salad for July 4th by Patricia Turo

Tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil are all that is needed for this fresh pasta salad that you can prepare a day ahead. Homemade farfalle brings it to a new level.

2 votes
3664 views
Basil Pesto Spread

Basil Pesto Spread by Salad Foodie

Summer’s remaining basil harvest can become the makings of delicious pesto to serve on crackers or crusty bread. And it does freeze well too for uses into the fall season and beyond. Easy to make and very nutritious compared to many typical spreads.

1 vote
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Creamy Tomato Soup Florentine

Creamy Tomato Soup Florentine by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

This dreamy tomato soup comes together really quickly. We’ve added some crumbled whole wheat bread to thicken it and spinach to make it even healthier. Serve as a first course soup or create a soup and sandwich meal! The skinny on one cup of our yummy soup is 144 calories, 5 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS

1 vote
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BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine by Blackswan

My Magic Potion: I thought it would be a great idea to try out my new Truffle Oil & indeed, it worked wonders. The succulent seafood tasted great & the soupy sauce was such a delight. Make this for your next BBQ treat using a foil or substitute…

1 vote
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Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method) by Salad Foodie

Hot, fresh and homemade Focaccia with olives and herbs - what could be better? A hearty and versatile bread to serve with salads, a side to Italian meals, a base for pizza or used as a sandwich bread. If a bread machine is handy, use it to mix, knead…

3 votes
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