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Tag: Italian Dinners

Farro and Kale Minestrone

Farro and Kale Minestrone

Farro and kale minestrone is a warming soup that you will love to cozy up to in the colder months. It makes great leftovers and goes great with some crusty bread for dipping. Minestrone is a style of Italian soup that varies in its ingredients 

Pasta with Pancetta and Mushrooms

Pasta with Pancetta and Mushrooms

This pasta with pancetta and mushrooms is a great easy dish that you can make as a weeknight meal or a special meal because it looks and tastes wonderful and it’s so easy to make. The pancetta in this recipe is an Italian bacon that 

Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Mac and Cheese is the ultimate macaroni and cheese dish that tastes so amazing and is not as one noted as a traditional macaroni and cheese dish. The ingredients are very simple in this Italian mac and cheese. The Ingredients are: Ham Peas (optional 

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Calzones

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Calzones

Ham and ricotta puff pastry calzones are my newest obsession, my newest calzone recipe and so absolutely delicious. These are fashioned after traditional Italian ham and ricotta calzones that are made with pizza dough. If you have ever eaten calzones then you know they can 

Garlic and Tomato Rubbed Crostini

Garlic and Tomato Rubbed Crostini

Garlic and Tomato rubbed crostini is a really easy and very flavorful way to make a crostini. Crostini is a charred bread usually brushed with olive oil before charring or grilling and then topped with salt and sometimes topped with other flavors like this recipe 

Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti with pork bolognese has to be one of the all time most comforting foods. It reminds me of Sunday suppers growing up in a large Italian family where everyone would gather at my grandmother’s house for dinner. It has wonderful memories and tastes so 

Orecchiette and Broccoli

Orecchiette and Broccoli

Orecchiette and broccoli is a dish that I have been making for my family since my kids were toddlers and it was made for me by my Mom. Orecchiette means little ears in Italian and it makes the perfect shape for holding the olive oil 

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian Baked Zucchini

Italian baked zucchini is a quick meal that anyone can make and everyone will love. What is not to love about zucchini, marinara and cheese! Italian Baked Zucchini is a delicious way to make zucchini and definitely a zucchini recipe to keep in your repertoire. 

Aged Pizza Dough

Aged Pizza Dough

Homemade Aged Pizza dough is an amazingly easy thing to make at home and it freezes so well. It tastes so much better than just made pizza dough and all you have to do is let it sit. What is the secret to aged pizza 

Easy Pesto Pasta

Easy Pesto Pasta

Ok folks, it doesn’t get much easier or tastier than this dish, my easy pesto pasta! The satisfaction and fullness from the pasta, the energy from the beans and the flavors from the pesto and tomatoes make this one of the best dishes you can