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Super Simple to the table in less than 30 min Pasta!

September 27, 2011

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I view pasta a bit differently after visiting Italy. The pasta itself has a better flavor, and is never gummy and overcooked. I have since become addicted to imported, air-dried pasta that I can purchase at Caputo’s, an Italian deli and market in Salt Lake City.  It does cost more, but then it stretches farther […]

Caponata, Italian Eggplant Appetizer

September 26, 2011

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My friend Jeff, who is a gardening superhero, brought me some lovely Japanese eggplant.  I love Japanese eggplant.  You can use it as-is,instead of “sweating” like regular eggplant.  I had been hoping for some eggplant to drop in my lap so I could try out this delicious Sicilian appetizer we had while in Italy. You […]

Okonomiyaki, or “Osaka Pancakes”

September 25, 2011

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My husband used to make these for us a while back but we forgot about them for a while.  Do you ever do that?  Forget completely about recipes or food you used to eat?  Well, thankfully, my husband remembered these and he made these for dinner tonight.  He lived in Japan for two years while […]

Meatballs. The Best. Ever.

September 13, 2011

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I have tried many,many meatball recipes.  Porcupine meatballs, Swedish meatballs, and a plethora or Italian meatballs.  I have finally found I recipe that works for me every time, using ingredients I nearly always have on hand. Meatballs are so versatile.  They can be used in sandwiches, with pasta, in Italian wedding soup, as appetizers–really, the […]

Sweet Onion Tart

September 9, 2011

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I have been making these tarts ever since I got back from Italy, where I had several similar concoctions.  This is an easy and absolutely delicious appetizer.  If you are going to make these for a crowd of more than 6, I would make two.  They get gobbled up fast! The base of this tart […]

Not so stuffy stuffed chicken

September 8, 2011

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The idea of stuffed meat is always impressive, isn’t it? It looks so difficult.  It’s got style. Luckily, it really isn’t all that difficult to do. Every once in a while I want to stuff some meat. Here is a rendition I just tried over the weekend.  I thought it turned out great!  You can […]

Basic, yet undeniably delicious tomato sauce for all your Italian needs

September 8, 2011

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Stop!  Don’t open that jar of Prego!  Or Ragu!  Or Hunts! You can make a supremely superior tomato sauce at home without having to resort to spaghetti sauce that contains corn syrup.  And “natural” flavoring.  I mean really…corn syrup?  Gag a maggot. This is really quite simple….and what I have to do if I am […]