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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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Pasta a risotto (Risotto-style Pasta)

Pasta a risotto (Risotto-style Pasta) by Frank Fariello

One of the guilty pleasures that I have never, up to now, revealed to a living soul is my penchant for late-night pasta snacks. But not just any pasta, but pastina of the kind usually used for soups, cooked in just enough liquid (usually a mixture of water and milk) so that by the time the liquid has almost evaporated, the pasta if…

8 votes
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Maltagliati with Tomatoes, Porcini Mushrooms and Shrimp

Maltagliati with Tomatoes, Porcini Mushrooms and Shrimp by Fabio Bongianni

Ok, today a very flavorful recipe!! Maltagliati means "badly cut" pasta due to their irregular shape! I love Porcini mushrooms and they are abundant in Europe markets during the Summer and Fall.

9 votes
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Sfogliatelle or Canolli; The Ultimate Italian Pastry

Sfogliatelle or Canolli; The Ultimate Italian Pastry by Patricia Turo

A crispy pastry consisting of hungreds of layers filled sweetened ricotta and semolina. This recipe was taken from an antique cook book given to me by Chef Antonio Cannavacciuolo who runs a 2 star Michelin restaurant at the Villa Crespi in Piedmonte, Italy.

6 votes
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Italian Snowball Cookies

Italian Snowball Cookies by Evelyn Scott

13 votes
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Super Easy, Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad Stuffed Shells

Super Easy, Low Calorie Chicken Caesar Salad Stuffed Shells by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

Most of us love Caesar salad. Add chicken and tomatoes to it and stuff into jumbo pasta shells and it becomes a really fun and delectable appetizer or light meal! Once the pasta is cooked, this dish comes together in minutes because I’m using cooked chicken and a store bought light Caesar dressing! Each skinny shell has just 58…

4 votes
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Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Farro Salad by John Spottiswood

This recipe is adapted from one by Susan Spungen. I thought it was phenomenal. If you can't find Farro, you coud substitute brown rice or pearl barley, but get Farro if you can. It's wonderful. You might consider serving this as a side for Thanksgiving. It would make a great addition.

3 votes
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Polpo alla Griglia con raparossa affumicata e cips vegetable

Polpo alla Griglia con raparossa affumicata e cips vegetable by GianMaria Le Mura

Un Piatto meraviglioso da offrire in un piatto diverso ed un concetto diverso.

2 votes
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Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce)

Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce) by Frank Fariello

Dessert is our house is normally a piece of fruit, perhaps with some cheese, and, in winter, some mixed nuts in their shells. This is why you will not find very many desserts featured on this blog. But there is at least one prepared dessert that makes its way on to our table in the colder months: pere al vino rosso, or pears poached…

3 votes
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CLEVER on ROASTED GARLIC clove

CLEVER on ROASTED GARLIC clove by Foodessa

An incredible way to simply roast GARLIC to its rich caramel luscious state. Here is my very clever method on how to roast garlic to get the buttery cloves or garlic purée treasure out of every bulb. For a detailed post...refer to: http://www.foodessa.com/2010/08/clever-on-roasted-garlic-cloves.html

6 votes
7899 views
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
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Al Templeman's famous Salad Dressing

Al Templeman's famous Salad Dressing by Al Templeman

I started making this because my wife, Jeanne, would not stop complaining about how bad store bought salad dressings are. Over time, I've optimized it to both of our tastes. I never make it exactly the same, but the directions below will turn out a delicious base dressing that you can then iterated on. I always store the dressing…

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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How to Make Potato Gnocchi from Scratch

How to Make Potato Gnocchi from Scratch by Frank Fariello

It's not nearly as hard as you may think!

4 votes
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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
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