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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 […]

Tortellini Soup

September 7, 2011

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This soup is my family’s favorite.  My youngest asks for it on her birthday.  It makes a very large pot, so if you are not serving it to two teenage boys who eat like our 7 month old Golden Retriever, you will probably have leftovers.  I saw a tortellini soup on a cooking show where […]

Tomato Artichoke Soup

September 7, 2011

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Let me tell you: this soup is TO DIE FOR!!!!  It is so delicious and simple to prepare.  The acidity of the tomatoes, the tang of the artichokes…..I just love it! This recipe is inspired from one in my “Savor the Memories” cookbook, written by the owner and chef of Cucina’s deli in Salt Lake.  […]

Italian Breakfast Bake

September 7, 2011

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This is an Italian inspired breakfast casserole.  I say inspired because most Italians have a roll and coffee for breakfast.  A frittata would be more authentic.  But here is a nice Italian-American concoction.  OK, maybe an Italian-Idaho concoction. This is so delicious!  It is wonderful for a brunch on Saturday or Sunday, as it is […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

September 7, 2011

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Before I tell you about this dish, I need to let you in on a handy little secret I learned from a friend recently.  I love friends!  And that little secret is………..CROCK POT LINERS!!!!  Ta Da!   I have had no problem locating these just in my local Wal Mart.  They make clean up SO MUCH […]

Turkey and Artichoke Stuffed Shells

September 7, 2011

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Turkey and Artichoke Stuffed Shells with Arrabbiata Sauce This recipe has been adapted slightly from Giada’s Everday Italian Cooking Show. We love this recipe.  My family is always pleased to see I have cooked this for dinner.  It is one of our favorite meals!  This recipe can also be adapted to suit what you have […]

Pasta E Fagioli Soup

September 7, 2011

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It’s getting to be that time of year again!  I love when the weather changes gets a cooler at night and a touch frosty in the morning, but still warm during the day.  If we are lucky, we get that through October.  Perfect season to start making soups and stews again.  Here is my take […]

Indian Cabbage with peppers and peas

September 3, 2011

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This is a slight variation of a recipe I found in the very fun cookbook American Masala.  This delightful cookbook has many traditional Indian recipes plus fusion recipes that combine Indian with other traditions. Finding this recipe corresponded with my neighbor growing gargantuan heads of cabbage and needing somewhere for these mutant heads to to […]

Caprese Bruschetta

September 2, 2011

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Bruschetta is one of those things whose name and function have been a little skewed in the US.  In Italy, bruschetta is any toasted bread topped with any topping.  In the US, you can find “bruschetta” at Costco and the like, and is usually a tomato-basil mixture or olive/caper concoction.  So it is realted, but […]

Green Bean & Potato Curry

August 29, 2011

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This is a great summer recipe.  It call all be cooked on the stove, and it uses fresh garden produce.  You can pair it with a meat curry or tandoori meats.   I love the textures in this dish: the creamy potatoes, tender beans, and crunch of all the seeds is a treat for the […]