pasta bolognese
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Pasta Bolognese Recipe. Cabbage Noodles Variation

Pasta Bolognese: the lazy-but-health-minded cook's gastronomic dream actualized. Deconstructed Pasta and Meatballs. To parody Mark Twain, Pasta Bolognese is nothing but Sloppy Joe with a college education. You might just enjoy the dish more…
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Caprese Salad Recipe. Main Course Variations

Caprese Salad heralds spring as surely and as exuberantly as Forsythia and Daffodils We all love its intoxicating fragrances and bright Italian Red-White-and-Green Flag colors. In spring and summer the basil and the tomatoes are at their very…
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Italian Ricotta Almond Tart Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly!

This Ricotta Almond Tart was just created! I developed it expressly to showcase the new and delicious Fresh & Healthy Ricotta: So excited! Ricotta Almond Tart is a great Italian classic dessert favorite, and this is my take on it.…
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Cheese Latkas Recipe. Gluten-Free-Friendly

Cheese latkas make the best dessert! I have my mother-in-law to thank for turning me on to cheese latkas, and indeed all latkas, which she used to whip up anytime we tugged at her heartstrings, Chanukkah or not, and often for a light lunch,…
pasta tuna sauce
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Pasta Tuna Sauce Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Pasta Tuna Sauce: as funky as it gets! If it is true that opposites attract, no dish would bear this out better than this Pasta Tuna Sauce with Fennel. Tuna  and Fennel: yum! Besides, my pasta with tuna sauce is a whole new and fun way…
pesto
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Pasta with Pesto Sauce Recipe. All Variations

Pesto wears many exciting hats: It is traditionally based on most often based on basil, olive oil, and toasted walnuts. But we have seen it recast with a different herb or nut, and tasting just as delicious and interesting. Use it not…
caesar's salad
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Caesar's Salad Recipe. Caesar's Dressing

Caesar's Salad never goes out of fashion! If it was eclipsed by a new salad on the block, however briefly, I can’t  remember it. The queen of salads, albeit with a king’s name. What is the secret of its enduring popularity? In my opinion,…
Zabaglione
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Vegan Mock Zabaglione Recipe

Zabaglione is great, but can err on the rich side! I haven't had the authentic Zablaglione, the luscious Italian whipped egg-yolk-sugar-and-port cream classic dessert, since one day I got sick from -and ashamed of- splurging on it. But even…
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MilleFeuille with Mock Zabaglione and Berries Recipe

Millefeuille is the easiest dessert ever, and so much fun, and delicious! MilleFeuille is a fun name that literally means a thousand leaves in French, because the puff pastry separates into lots of paper-thin sheets during baking. You can make…
risotto
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Risotto Recipe. Arborio and all Variations

Risotto is our high-maintenance kitchen friend: It demands constant attention because the liquids is added in stages. The good news, though, risotto is very versatile and can easily make a complete meal; besides, the cooking doesn’t take…
panzanella
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Panzanella Recipe

The cute name Panzanella comes from the Italian word “pan”, which means bread. Panzanella is loaded with bright flavors and fragrant herbs like mint and basil. The ideal leftover dish, as it is made from 2-to-3-day-old bread. Gluten-free…
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Zucchini and Fennel Soup Recipe

Fennel Soup is pure seduction. Many Americans have yet to get turned on to fennel. Any chance I get to sneak in those veggies that are somewhat neglected in America, and beloved beyond, I am there: So for today, that will be Fennel! Fennel…