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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…

79 votes
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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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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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Five Star Lasagna

Five Star Lasagna by Chef Doug

This took much exhaustive research to find. My goal was to find the recipe for the Old Spaghetti Factory lasagna. This may or may not be the exact recipe, but it is very close. The Old Spaghetti Factory lasagna is the best lasagna I've personally ever tasted. It elicits an almost inaudible moan with every bite. This takes a 9x13…

2 votes
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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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The Best Macaroons Ever

The Best Macaroons Ever by Lyndsey

These aren't easy to make, but are well worth the effort. They are seriously good.

4 votes
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Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad by Salad Foodie

Fresh garden veggies are the stand-out in this pasta salad recipe -perfect for summer's garden harvest. Pretty as a picture when served in a clear glass bowl. Use 3/4 cup of your favorite Italian Dressing, or prepare the dressing below. VARIATIONS TO CONSIDER: Use whole grain spaghetti. Add chopped pepperoni and cubed mozzarella…

4 votes
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Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes by Evelyn Scott

10 votes
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Italian Red Wine Cookies

Italian Red Wine Cookies by Evelyn Scott

These are so quick and easy you can bake them anytime, and people will think you spent all day just baking for them !!

3 votes
6610 views
Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs by Salad Foodie

Italian-American in origin, this soup was really misnamed. “Wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian language for 'minestra maritata', a reference to the fact that greens and meat go well together. (Well that’s a good marriage isn’t it?) I looked at several recipes of this popular soup, selected aspects of a few, added some…

2 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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Beef Braciole

Beef Braciole by Therese

This is one of my sons favorite dishes served with pasta I personally like it served with a side of roasted spaghetti squash. In the recipe I use white wine please don't cringe trust me on this one the sauce is fantastic .

3 votes
6733 views
Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole by Now We're Cooking!

This was taken from the Food Network Magazine, January/February 2012 issue, page 53. The total time for this casserole is a little over two hours. It got two thumbs up in our household and tastes really good as leftovers. Serves 8

2 votes
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Reese's Peanut Butter Biscotti

Reese's Peanut Butter Biscotti by Daydreamer Desserts

If you love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and you happen to have some at home, this is one recipe you must try. I must warn you though, once you take a bite out of one of these biscotti you will be hooked!

4 votes
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Pasta with Cauliflower and Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower and Anchovy Sauce by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a wonderful, mild flavored pasta we've adapted from Marcella Hazan. I know it sounds like an odd combination of ingredients, but you should definitely try it. It's unlike any pasta you have likely eaten before, and it is quite tasty. We will definitely make it again. Serve with the roasted broccoli below for a nice…

5 votes
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