Healthy Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

July 7, 2014

Photo courtesy of CookingLight The husband and I are both suckers for pumpkin or butternut squash ravioli. Whenever it appears on a restaurant menu we are all over it! It’s a great indulgence once in a while, but not always the healthiest option because most restaurants add a lot of extra butter or oil to the […]

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Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil

November 4, 2013

I love dressing up store-bought ingredients to make them feel like they’re totally homemade. And one of my favorite ingredients to do this with is ravioli! The husband loves ravioli, it might be one of his favorite types of pasta dishes. And now there are some really great pre-made ravioli options out there – made […]

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Hearty, Healthy, Winter Minestrone Soup

October 17, 2013

I’m totally in a soup mood these days. It must be the impending fall weather, the fact that Halloween is two weeks away, and that the evenings are cooler now. When we were in Italy this summer, we had the most delicious minestrone soup. The kind that just sticks to your bones and warms you […]

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Healthy Macaroni and Cheese: Recipe Makeover

August 27, 2013
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I LOVE Macaroni and Cheese. The husband reallllly loves Macaroni and Cheese. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a great once-in-a-while-guilty-pleasure sort of dish. There’s just something so comforting about that cheesy, warm, gooey, starchy goodness that just makes you happy. But I was tired of only having Mac & Cheese in moderation. I wanted […]

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Baked Zucchini Flowers with a Creamy Ricotta Filling

August 14, 2013

Doesn’t that look so gourmet? Can you believe it takes less than 30 minutes to make, and that most of the time is in the prep? It’s true! This is Part 2 of Cook like an Italian: Fiori di Zucca Ripieni (or: Baked, stuffed zucchini flowers with a ricotta filling. For Part 1, click here). I had the wonderful […]

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Homemade Fettuccine with a Fresh Tomato Olive Sauce

August 9, 2013

As many of you know, the husband and I recently returned from an amazing trip to Italy. One of the highlights of our trip was a day-long cooking class we took through Convivio Rome – run by a husband and wife team, Sally and Guido, in a tiny medieval town named Toffia. We literally spent the […]

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