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Homemade Gnocchi

Potato gnocchi date back to the sixteenth century when Spanish explorers brought potatoes from South America and introduced them to Italian kitchens.

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Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce, also known as ragù alla Bolognese, is an Italian meat sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. There are many different varieties, as well as preparations for this particular sauce. Most Bolognese sauces contain simmered meat, wine, and tomatoes. The following recipe is my version of Bolognese.

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Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu Recipe   Tiramisu is a light, creamy Italian dessert. There are many layers of flavors within, including brewed coffee, mascarpone cheese, and …

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Dipping Oil with Herbs

I’m a big fan of good olive oils- first pressings only. I especially like herbed dipping oils; they’re fragrant, delicious, and very easy to make. This recipe goes great with a nice glass of red wine and a loaf of fresh, crusty Italian bread.

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Seafood Alfredo Recipe

This is a particularly rich, delicious seafood dish. It can be made with all kinds of seafood- try experimenting with different ingredients and herbs if desired.

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Vegan Brown Rice Pasta

In my never-ending quest to avoid refined carbohydrates, I’ve come across a few tasty, healthier alternatives- one of them is brown rice pasta. Brown rice pasta cooks differently than regular- it takes twice as long, and often produces excessive amounts of starch in the form of cloudy, bubbly water. This water often overflows from the pot, and is a mess to clean up. Tonight I experimented with cooking the pasta twice. I started with a pound of brown rice pasta. The pasta was placed in a large pot of salted, boiling water, cooked for 4 minutes, then drained. I then re-boiled the pasta in a fresh pot of water for 5 minutes. The end result was a less-starchy product. Try this procedure when cooking brown rice pasta- cooking times may vary depending on pasta shapes.

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite dishes to make- it takes time and attention, but the end result is delicious. Many people are intimidated when it comes to making risotto; don’t be- just follow my recipe, and these simple instructions and you will have a delicious meal in no time.

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Mini Meatballs Recipe

I was making a dinner to take to my mother–a soup with meatballs on the side to add as she wished. My husband passed behind me once, pointing at the cheese I was adding and said, “Don’t add that! It’ll burn when you’re cooking them.” I smiled sweetly and resumed my task.

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of my all-time favorite dishes. It’s easy to make, and everyone loves it. In this recipe I use Italian-style panko breadcrumbs. These breadcrumbs make the chicken extra crispy and delicious. Give this recipe a try- your family and friends will devour it!

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Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Pasta Carbonara is a rich, delicious dish. This is my version- feel free to tweek it any way you want!

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