Tag Archives: Italian Foods

Tomato and Fennel Stewed Italian Turkey Sausages

The first time I made this recipe was a few months back.  It was sooo good, and when I went to find it on my blog to replicate it, I realized I had never posted it!  Alas, here it is.  … Continue reading

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2-Bean Chili Mac & Cheese

Doesn’t the title just sound like heaven in a bowl?  What’s better than some tasty chili or a creamy bowl of mac and cheese?  How about both put together! This week, Britt and I decided to cook dinner for the … Continue reading

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Tequila-Lime Linguine (CPK-Style-ish)

The LA Times includes a great column in the food section called Culinary SOS.  People from Southern California write in about tasty dishes they ate at restaurants in California and elsewhere.  The LA Times then posts the recipes for all … Continue reading

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Magic One-Pot Pasta

Thanks to our friends Kate and Kei, and everyone’s friend – Ms. Martha Steward – Patrick and I were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious new pasta dish.  And it’s magical because the pasta cooks in one pot, with the … Continue reading

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Ricotta and Beef Meatballs

This weekend I was perusing Food & Wine and came across a recipe for meatballs inspired by an amazing new Italian restaurant in Los Angeles called Bestia.  The recipe seemed pretty straightforward, and since Patrick loves meatballs, I thought it … Continue reading

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Fig, Proscuitto and Arugula Pizza

Homemade pizza is always a delicious treat – and I find that the tastier the toppings, the tastier the pizza.  Patrick loves the combination of sweet and salty (emphasis on the sweet), so this is his favorite one.  Salty prosciutto … Continue reading

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Protein-Packed Caesar Salad

Over time, I have really learned to love Caesar salad – it’s salty, flavorful, creamy, and fully of umami flavor.  However, the dressing is often heavy, high in fat/calories, and sometimes contains more sophisticated tastes (raw eggs, anchovies).  This recipe … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille is one my favorite go-to, healthy, full-of-veggies and tasty dishes.  It’s great because you can kind of throw in whatever veggies you have at the time, and also whatever type of canned tomatoes.  Sometimes I use carrots, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce (with four basic ingredients)

This pasta sauce recipe came from a daily post in Food & Wine about how to make $4 pasta that tastes like $24 pasta.  It’s a pretty simple recipe ingredient-wise, but it does take some time to make with all … Continue reading

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Brock’s Favorite Turkey Parmesan Meatballs

Here is part II of my family favorites installment (part I was Grandpa Julie’s Favorite Borscht).  These turkey (or chicken Parmesan) meatballs are easy to make and really delicious.  And, they provide a healthy, high protein meal.  I like these … Continue reading

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