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Italian Lentil Stew: Carrabba’s Copycat

This Stew has always been a favorite! So much so that I had it on the Goo Goo Gourmet toddler meal menu when I was running my Baby Food and Family Meal business. I made it this evening and forgot how good it was. Everyone gobbled it up and had seconds and thirds! It should… Continue reading Italian Lentil Stew: Carrabba’s Copycat

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White Bean and Anchovy Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Toasted Bread Crumbs-Yes, the kids will LOVE it!

You heard me right, anchovy sauce AND the kids will love it! This sauce is made with a full can of anchovies which gives it a wonderful  savory umami flavor without being fishy. It gives a nice dose of healthy Omegas from the anchovies and the extra virgin olive oil. It's full of good for… Continue reading White Bean and Anchovy Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Toasted Bread Crumbs-Yes, the kids will LOVE it!

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Pizzagaina–Italian Easter Pie

  This delicious ricotta cheese pie holds a special place in my heart! My Grandmother has made Palm Sunday brunch for as long as I can remember, and is going strong at 86! She always made Pizzagaina and Ricotta Pie for this brunch and they were my favorite part! Pizzagaina is also a ricotta pie… Continue reading Pizzagaina–Italian Easter Pie

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Chestnut and Maple Walnut Basil “Cream”-Filled Raviolis (GF/ Vegan options)

  Making homemade pasta such as ravioli, gnocchi, and fettuccine is a regular occurrence in our Italian family, but with an extra package of wonton on hand, it made perfect sense to create quick ravioli! This is the perfect option for those that don't have the time or desire to prepare their own dough! The… Continue reading Chestnut and Maple Walnut Basil “Cream”-Filled Raviolis (GF/ Vegan options)

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Roasted Cod and Blistered Tomatoes with Italian Salsa Verde

If you're looking for something  quick, healthy and different for your weeknight meal rotation, this dish fits the bill! But make note, it can be an elegant main dish for a dinner party and it's a snap to put together. Who doesn't love that?! The Salsa Verde will change your world, like seriously, it's the… Continue reading Roasted Cod and Blistered Tomatoes with Italian Salsa Verde

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Abruzzi Soup

    This soup reminds me so much of my childhood! It is my absolute favorite!  Five minutes after starting the stock, the intense aroma from the prosciutto permeates the air, and immediately I'm six years-old sitting at my Grandparent's kitchen table again! My Grandma Emma prepared this soup often and always called it "Minestrone",… Continue reading Abruzzi Soup

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Eggplant Rollatini

This is such a nice version of eggplant that doesn't require breading or a lot of work! My kind of meal! Even though it's lighter than eggplant parmesan, it still is very cheesy and a comforting fall food for the repetoire! 2 large eggplant cut length-wise about 1|4 inch thick 1|2 of a 32 oz.… Continue reading Eggplant Rollatini