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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
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Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta

Sicilian Eggplant & Ricotta Pasta by John Spottiswood

This is yet another wonderful Italian recipe that I've adapted from Marcella Hazan's classic "Essentials of Italian Cooking". This one is good enough that my wife put a little smily face in the upper corner of the recipe and wrote "It's a keeper!". I think you'll feel the same way. We served this for friends with a wonderful citrus…

12 votes
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Chilled Italian Zucchini Appetizer

Chilled Italian Zucchini Appetizer by John Spottiswood

This is a fantastic recipe that I adapted from Marcella Hazen. She recommends serving this at room temperature, but I've had a similar broccoli appetizer at a great local Italian restaurant and they chill it, so I thought I would too. I think it would be great either way. If it's hot out, and a chilled appetizer would be nice, then…

6 votes
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Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis by John Spottiswood

I've been looking for tasty ways to cook spinach and wild greens because they are so healthful. This one is fantastic. These are called Gnudis in Florence because they are "nude", e.g. missing the pasta on the outside. These are sort of like a spinach ravioli without the pasta. If that doesn't sound all that flavorful to you, wait…

6 votes
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Frittata ai carciofi (Artichoke Frittata)

Frittata ai carciofi (Artichoke Frittata) by Frank Fariello

The frittata is one of those categories of dishes, like risotto, where the main ingredient, in this case egg, can act as a foil to an almost infinite variety of flavors, be it meat, fish or vegetable. So by learning a single technique, you open up a whole new culinary galaxy. One of my favorite frittate, especially this time of year,…

5 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
7367 views
Italian Penne Pasta Salad

Italian Penne Pasta Salad by daphne sy

I thought I’d try a new type of posts – since I read so many food blogs myself, I always end up bookmarking tons of recipes I want to try. You can find all of them on my Delicious account. Well I actually tried an Italian pasta recipe yesterday. I got this recipe from All Recipes and was very happy with the results. I’ve really…

2 votes
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Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce by Denise Sherin

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed zucchini, it's so yummy. I recently served it as a side with baked cod and we wound up putting it right over the fish it was terrific!

1 vote
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Baked Pasta in Red Sauce

Baked Pasta in Red Sauce by Renu Guru

With a rich taste of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and sauces, this pasta recipe would be loved by all! This yummy Italian recipe is cooked using whole wheat pasta and a melange of spices, which will give your taste buds a treat! A must try pasta recipe!

1 vote
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Bean Gratin

Bean Gratin by John Spottiswood

This delicious and healthy recipe can be made with any variety of white bean, dried or canned. I used dried cannellini beans. Great Northern beans or other white beans will work too. I served this with a delicious Pork Stew, but I think it would go well with any hearty meat or poultry dish. It took me back to our summer visit to…

4 votes
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Rotini with Swiss Chard

Rotini with Swiss Chard by Salad Foodie

Healthy and delicious, this recipe is a stand-out as a vegetarian main dish or side dish. Simple preparation and quick cooking bring this pasta charmer to your table. Bump up nutrition by using whole wheat pasta. Fresh spinach can be subbed for chard.

2 votes
2969 views
Broccoli-Potato Frittata

Broccoli-Potato Frittata by RecipeKing

Broccoli-Potato Frittata-is a delicious, easy and quick (40) minute recipe which works well for a weekend breakfast, lunch or light supper. Key Ingredients: Broccoli, potatoes, onion, tomatoes, eggs and cheese. Seasoned well with italian spices. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars,…

2 votes
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Tofu Honey Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges, and Pistachio

Tofu Honey Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges, and Pistachio by House Foods America

Chef Wong combines complimentary colors and textures in this flavorful and satisfying Italian dessert. Recipe created by Chef Lee Anne Wong For House Foods America

1 vote
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Bread Soup

Bread Soup by Judy Rodgers

Here is an easy-to-remember recipe for delicious, hearty Tuscan-style bread and vegetable soup. It calls for equal amounts of each vegetable, and then you build the soup starting with the firmest vegetables, finishing with the tenderest ones. You can certainly adjust, or estimate, the amounts of any or all ingredients, but if you’ve…

1 vote
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Italian Vegetable Dip

Italian Vegetable Dip by RecipeKing

Italian Vegetable Dip is a quick, easy and cheesy recipe for a delicious dip to use for large gatherings, parties, holidays and TV game crowds. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (2) PointsPlus per serving…

1 vote
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