Italian

Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil

November 4, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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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Lasagna Rolls with a Pomodoro Sauce

July 12, 2013
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One of the husband’s favorite meals is lasagna. Especially my healthified vegetarian lasagna. And don’t get me wrong, I love lasagna too – but for just the two of us it ends up being a TON of food, and it takes about 1.5-2 hours to make. So one weeknight, I was looking to get the […]

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