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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 […]

Focaccia II, the sequel

September 17, 2011

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I have been making focaccia for several years.  I take a loaf out of the oven, and it is gone by the end of the day.  Often in an hour or less.  I make this version of Focaccia all the time, and I stand by it, but I recently came across a more authentic technique […]

Breakfast Pastina

September 13, 2011

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I got this recipe from one of the cooking blogs I follow, Rachel & Maya.  All I have done is change the proportions so it was enough to feed my family.  This is an unusual recipe, but I am always looking for new breakfast ideas.  The pasta cost $1.67.  Not bad! 1 box pastina (tiny […]

Yellow Squash Frittata

September 13, 2011

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I don’t know about you, but I currently have an over-abundance of these puppies: Anyone else in the same boat? If so, I have the recipe for you!  I was very excited to locate this recipe, but I had to tweak it a bit.  Here is the final version: one medium sweet or yellow onion, […]

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 […]