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Basic Polenta

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Basic Polenta Polenta is delicious just served hot and dotted with butter and sprinkled with fresh-grated Parmesan cheese. Slice the polenta, arrange it in a baking dish, dot with butter and Parmesan, and bake for a hot, savory side. Leftover polenta can be sliced, fried in oil, or lightly grilled, and served as a side […]

Smoked Ham Linguini

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Smoked Ham Linguini Ingredients: 1 lb dried linguini 1 lb broccoli, broken into florets 5/8 cup Italian cheese sauce *(see below) 8 oz Italian smoked ham salt and pepper Italian bread, to serve Preparation: 1 – Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the linguini and broccoli florets and cook […]

Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil

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Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil The classic Italian Tomato Sauce! Ingredients: 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped finely 1 lb 12 oz canned chopped tomatoes 4 garlic cloves, cut into fourths salt and pepper 1 lb dried spaghetti large handful fresh basil leaves, shredded freshly grated Parmesan, to serve Preparation: 1 – […]

Chicken with Basil & Pine Nut Pesto

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Chicken with Basil and Pine Nut Pesto Ingredients: Pesto 1 2/3 cups shredded fresh basil 4 oz extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp pine nuts 3 garlic cloves, crushed salt 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 2 tbsp freshly grated romano 2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 12 oz dried fettuccine freshly ground pepper […]

Spinach and Ricotta Shells

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Spinach and Ricotta Shells Ricotta is a creamy Italian cheese traditionally made from ewes’ milk whey. It is soft and white, with a smooth texture and a slightly sweet flavor. It should be used within 2-3 days of purchase. Ingredients: 14 oz dried lumache rigate grande 5 tbsp olive oil 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs […]

Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon

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Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon Serve this rich and luxurious Italian recipe dish with a green salad tossed in a lemony dressing. Ingredients: 1 lb dried spaghetti 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese salt fresh cilantro or parsley leaves, to garnish Sauce: 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 5/8 cup whiskey or brandy 4 […]

Fettuccine Alfredo

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Fettuccine Alfredo This classic Italian dish is often served with the addition of strips of ham and fresh peas. Enjoy this Italian recipe with family and friends! Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 1 cup heavy cream 1 lb fresh fettuccine 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese pinch of freshly grated nutmeg salt […]

Orecchiette with Sausage & Tomatoes

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Orecchiette with Sausage & Tomatoes A classic Italian recipe of orecchiette pasta with sausage and tomatoes! Ingredients: 2 pounds small, sweet tomatoes 1 pound spicy Italian sausage 4 tbsp butter 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 fresh oregano sprigs, finely chopped 4 cups dried orecchiette 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper frshly […]

Spaghetti Olio e Aglio

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Spaghetti Olio e Aglio A quick and easy Italian recipe to enjoy with famliy and friends! Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 lb fresh spaghetti 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley salt and pepper Preparation: 1 – Reserve 1 tbsp of the olive oil and heat the remainder in a medium […]

Gnocchi Romana

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Gnocchi Romana This easy Italian homestyle recipe is one of our favorites! Preparation: 1 – Pour the milk into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the nutmeg, 2 tbsp of the butter, and salt and pepper to taste. 2 – Gradually stir the semolina into the milk, […]