Category Archives: Italian

Lentils and Arobrio Rice

This recipe is adapted from Lidia Bastianich’s Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy. If a more soupy consistency is desired up the stock to 11 cups. Chop the vegetables very very small for the best flavor. Lentils and Rice … Continue reading

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Turkey “Pizzas”

This is a white pizza in the best possible way. The “sauce” is mashed potatoes. To really make things decadent, drizzle a bit of truffle oil over the top before serving. No need to worry about leftovers. Turkey Pizza 1 … Continue reading

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Bell Peppers Stuffed with Green Tomatoes

Hey, how many different ways are there to stuff vegetables? This recipe takes advantage of fresh green tomatoes, turnip greens and hot peppers from the garden in October. I know, October. It has been a weird year for the garden. … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini

This is a great recipe for when a quick side is needed. Any number of spices and marinades can be used. Roasted Zucchini 2 large zucchini cut into spears 2 tbsp oregano 2 dashes hot sauce 2 tbsp lemon juice … Continue reading

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Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce

These are a perfect addition to any sports event party, or any party, or as a personal snack. Nothing says these cannot be a main course as well. Veal Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce for meatballs 1 lb ground veal … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Amatriciana

This is a simple pasta that is perfect as a first course or light dinner. Fresh tomatoes can be used instead canned if available, just make sure to skin them first. Spaghetti Amatriciana 1 lb spaghetti 1/2 cup diced pancetta … Continue reading

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Red Cabbage Bread Casserole

This is a really fantastic strata that is also low in fat. If you want it to be high in fat add more cheese and use butter to toast the bread. Cream can not hurt in the broth either. I … Continue reading

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