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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
54803 views
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…

16 votes
48598 views
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
20198 views
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
20855 views
Homemade Manicotti

Homemade Manicotti by Nancy Miyasaki

This recipe is simple and absolutely delicious. It is a reasonable amount of work, so good to cook for a large party or family gathering. It is fun to prepare with a friend or relative, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand! I adapted this from a recipe cookoff I saw on the Food Network.

6 votes
18313 views
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
20273 views
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
19238 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
10378 views
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
24444 views
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
17501 views
Lasagna Italiana

Lasagna Italiana by ExhilaratingChef

Inspired from the streets of Tuscany, I developed this recipe by reducing the amount of sodium, eliminating sugar, and reducing the total fat content of a traditional lasagna. Enjoy!

1 vote
6889 views
Brett & Bart's favorite spaghetti

Brett & Bart's favorite spaghetti by jeanne templeman

This is an old Italian recipe that I've been cooking for 30 years, and my boys and husband all love it. I got this from my good friend and extraordinary cook Jeannie Puente. The trick for the old Italian flavor is that you cook it for 2 days in a crockpot. I don't leave it on at night for safety. Delicious!

7 votes
14015 views
Spinach Basil Orzo

Spinach Basil Orzo by Mary Joseph

Can you believe I *just* discovered Orzo about 2 months ago? I'm officially a huge fan and this is one of the many recipes I've come up with using a pasta that is in my top 3 faves.

3 votes
14511 views
Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes by Evelyn Scott

10 votes
6777 views
Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts by Nate Appleman

This dish will go with just about any main - pasta, meat, small plates. Whatever you're in the mood for.

9 votes
27827 views