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Pignoli (Pine Nuts) and Almond Cookies

Pignoli (Pine Nuts) and Almond Cookies by Kristine Vernola

This recipe is a bit tricky but is a huge family favorite at the holidays!

2 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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Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce by Claudia lamascolo

This tender filet is bursting with flavor. Starting with a mouth watering filet, portabello mushrooms, shrimp, centered with a mound of crab meat, with a creamy butter,wine garlic sauce over the top~.

10 votes
32978 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
18129 views
Libum from Pompei

Libum from Pompei by Easy Cook - Laka kuharica

Recipe for the ancient roman bread from Pompei.

5 votes
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Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu (Nuwave Ovens)

Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu (Nuwave Ovens) by Wendy Jarvis

This is a fast and easy way to make dinner in your Nuwave/Flavorwave Oven. Made it tonight for my friends and have raves. It was a huge hit and begged me to make it for them again the next week. I made up of "pre made" Garlic Mash potatoes and you have a great dinner in under 25 min (cooking time). 6-10 min to bread & roll them up.…

7 votes
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Fried Pasta

Fried Pasta by kathy vegas

So what do you do when you have too much leftover pasta? Fried pasta! Fried noodle cakes are popular in a number of cuisines, particularly in Asian cooking. When cooked pasta is fried it becomes crisp and toothsome. Asian noodle cakes typically don’t use a binder; in this Italian-inspired recipe a bit of breadcrumbs, a beaten egg…

6 votes
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Artisan Bread so easy it almost bakes itself

Artisan Bread so easy it almost bakes itself by A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis

One of the best books I have purchased in a long time is "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes" by Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg you can find a lot of helpful information as well as how to video's at http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/. Jeff and Zoe have brought bread back to the masses. With a simple fool proof recipe. Since this was my…

19 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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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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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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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
6580 views
Pasta in Red Sauce Recipe (Penne Arrabiata)

Pasta in Red Sauce Recipe (Penne Arrabiata) by Hina Gujral

Pasta in Red Sauce is a delicious Italian pasta dish bursting with robust flavors of fresh tomato sauce. You don’t have to wait for winters to make this quick sauce pasta recipe. Most of the ingredients required for the Penne Arrabiata are easily available. This recipe lists the seasonal vegetables I prefer in my pasta, but don’t be…

2 votes
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Chicken-Pasta Primavera

Chicken-Pasta Primavera by RecipeKing

Chicken-Pasta Primavera is an easy and delicious Italian casserole recipe for an any day of the week meal. Features include: Chicken, penne pasta, zucchini, bell peppers, spinach and Parmesan cheese. It is also a healthy, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic and Weight Watchers…

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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