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Stuffed Peppers with Ricotta and Italian Sausage

Here is a great way to use up some leftover ricotta for a quick weekday meal. Remember to pick peppers that have flat bottoms so they do not tip over while baking. Sausage and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers 3-4 large red … Continue reading

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Brown rice risotto with black trumpet mushrooms

By Katherine When Greg talks about how easy it is to make risotto, I nod wholeheartedly in agreement gulping wine and watching him stir. I do love to watch him stir. Wait where was I? Oh yes, the simplicity of … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala

This is a really quick dish to make so have everything else ready to serve before cooking it. We were sent a box of goodies from Marx Foods and I have been dying to try out some of the exotic … Continue reading

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Linguine and Clams

This works well as a first course for a large dinner or as a main course in the middle of the week. Buy the clams and mussels fresh the day you plan to make this and keep them in a … Continue reading

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Stuffed shrimp

By Katherine This is one of Greg’s family recipes and is a first course on Christmas Eve. So why am I writing it? Well it was up to me to put it together before he got home and some friends … Continue reading

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Shrimp Risotto

As I said before, risotto is such an easy dish to make and it seems so fancy. This particular one does need a few special ingredients. The shrimp must be high quality and no smaller than 22-28 count per pound. … Continue reading

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Winter bruschetta

We still had a few ripe, red tomatoes to use up from our friend’s late harvest in early December. No, that wasn’t a typo, we live pretty far south. The fruit wasn’t as sweet as what you’d pull off the … Continue reading

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Many foodies knows this dish as the set piece in a movie from a few years back. Here it is broken down into steps. Although the filling can be changed to anything, for this timpano you will need two sausages, … Continue reading

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Beef and Bell Pepper Stew

This is an excellent hearty stew and the different peppers add color and a nice sweetness to the flavor. Serve over rice or by itself with a good Chianti. Beef and Bell Pepper Stew 1 lb beef cut into 1″ … Continue reading

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Peas and Pasta

This is one of the best ways to use leftover marinara sauce. Not to mention it is quick and easy to prepare making it perfect for a midweek meal. I find elbow-shaped pasta works the best for this but any … Continue reading

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