Tag Archives: Italian Foods

Chickpea and Kale Pomodoro

For a slightly spicy, very satisfying tomato dish, excellent over brown rice, give this a try! Adapted from Food & Wine. Here’s what you need: 1/2 cup olive oil 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 28-ounce can of crushed or … Continue reading

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Pasta with Vodka Sauce

I filed this recipe away for a special time since the ingredients call for heavy cream, and I try not to use that too often in my cooking. But Thanksgiving rolled around, so I made it. And it was so … Continue reading

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Baked Manicotti

This was my post-Passover feast. I really couldn’t stop eating it. So simple but so delicious. Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. Here’s what you need: For the tomato sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 5 garlic cloves, minced or crushed Two 28-oz … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla ceci, aglio y olio (or just Fancy-Tasting Pantry Pasta)

Last night I was craving some flavorful, fancy-tasting pasta (probably because I’ve been marking interesting recipes in an Italian cookbook), but didn’t have man fresh ingredients. So, I came up with this recipe that’s heavy on stuff-on-hand, and it was … Continue reading

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Pantry “Eggplant Parmesan”

It’s weird when you feel like ever word in a recipe should have quotes around it. During the pandemic, my niece, Julia, ate eggplant parmesan. My son, Simon, saw it on FaceTime, and requested that I too make eggplant parmesan. … Continue reading

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One-Pot Stovetop Lasagna

Like everyone else, being at home means more opportunities to cook nourishing and delicious food for my family. Also, time to go down rabbit holes of recipes featured on Instagram, to cooking blogs, to lists of best recipes. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Homemade Lamb Sausage Pizza

Sometimes I feel like making my own pizza dough, sometimes I like buying the pre-made flatbread slabs and covering them with my own toppings.  I’ve made this pizza twice now, both times with the Trader Joe’s flat breads.  The base … Continue reading

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Perfect Homemade Pizza

I have always been a little afraid of making homemade pizza – I have an aversion to undercooked dough, and couldn’t stand the disappointment of spending time making my own dough, topping it and baking it only to come out … Continue reading

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Vodka Sauce

Perusing Pinterest, I came across a pretty tasty looking recipe for vodka sauce.  I’m not usually one to cook with cream, but the recipe writer said she wasn’t either.  It looked like a pretty simple recipe, not overly creamy, but … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Burrata, and Basil Pasta Salad

First and foremost, apologies for the significant time between posts.  As many of you know, I’m pregnant, and being pregnant has reverted me back to child-like eating and little desire for cooking (it doesn’t help that just standing in the … Continue reading

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