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Italian Dinner Recipes

Italian Macaroni Vegetable Bake

1 Comment | Written on February 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

One of the best parts of moving to New York has been being closer to my sister.  Now that we are both in Manhattan, we have dinner at each others apartments at least once a week.  She first made this healthy Italian dish at her apartment a few weeks back and we both loved it!

I couldn’t wait to make it for myself and photograph it for the blog.  We even made it again for my grandma and cousins when we were all in San Francisco last week!  Needless to say, this is a new dinnertime staple in both of our repertoires.

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Mushroom Asiago Chicken – Italian Reader’s Choice Winner

1 Comment | Written on January 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today I am excited to introduce you to the Reader’s Choice winner in our “Best Blogger Italian Recipe Contest.”  Congratulations to “MidniteBaker” Judy Hannemann for her “Mushroom Asiago Chicken!”

YOU voted for this recipe and I have to say, you all made an outstanding choice!

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Campanelle and Italian Sausage – Best Blogger Italian Recipe Winner

1 Comment | Written on January 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

There were countless mouth-watering recipe submissions in our “Best Blogger Italian Recipe Contest”  but one dish stood out from the crowd.  Congratulations to David Dial on his award-winning “Campanelle with Italian Sausage, Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cream Sauce!”

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Paleo Italian Meatballs

2 Comments | Written on January 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Curious about this Paleo diet everyone is talking about?

The premise is simple, if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.  That means avoiding refined sugar, dairy, legumes and grains.  The focus instead is on meat, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables.  Good news?  If you need to follow a gluten-free diet, any Paleo recipe is right up your alley.

This recipe for Hot Italian Meatballs was adapted from “The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes” cookbook by Judith Finlayson.

It was my first attempt at a Paleo recipe and, I have to say, it was really enjoyable!  Maybe I need to give this caveman thing a try?  (Just kidding gentlemen, I’m not into being clubbed over the head…)

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

No Comments | Written on December 4, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This time of year, when there will be many family gatherings and numerous meals to plan, there is one tried and true recipe that is always on my go-to list:  Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!

If you will have houseguests in a few weeks, make a batch now.  It freezes like a dream and can feed a hungry crowd anytime.

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Roasted Root Vegetable and Polenta Casserole

8 Comments | Written on November 6, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The minute the weather starts getting cooler, I begin to crave this casserole.  It is filled with colorful root vegetables, in season right now.  The base is a cheese and herb polenta that is sure to fill you up on a cool fall day!

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New York Style White Pizza

1 Comment | Written on October 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

You can enjoy a New York Style ‘White Pizza’ without a trip to the Big Apple.  No tomato sauce here – this pizza is made for cheese lovers!

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Pasta alla Norma – Sicilian Pasta Sauce Recipe

5 Comments | Written on March 1, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

“Pasta alla Norma” is a classic Italian recipe from the city of Catania on the island of Sicily.  It is a vegetarian dish made with eggplant and often tossed with penne pasta.

It is served with ricotta salata, which is a varation of ricotta that has been pressed, salted and dried.  Some like to shave or grate it into dishes, but I have always preferred it cubed.   It looks beautiful for presentation, and it makes me look forward to each bite!  If you can’t find ricotta salata at your local grocery store, you can subsitute smoked mozzarella.

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Best Rice Recipe Ever – Bacon Risotto

4 Comments | Written on February 22, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The winner of our “Best Rice Recipe Ever” contest uses Arborio rice….can you guess what it is?  That’s right, risotto!!  This is no ordinary risotto, it’s Bacon Risotto.

This extraordinary dish comes to us from Lisa Speer, aka “pbcook.”  Any recipe where you start by crisping bacon, is a winner in my book!

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Best Italian Recipe Ever – Italian Chicken with Pine Nut Gremolata

3 Comments | Written on January 24, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Last week, Better Recipes put out the call for the “Best Italian Recipe Ever” and once again, our readers did not disappoint!  I traveled to Italy back in October and I fell in love with the cuisine all over again.  Especially the rustic, family style dishes made with simple, beautiful ingredients.  The winning recipe from our Italian contest showcases olives, lemons, tomatoes and basil.

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