Category Archives: italian

Creamy White Bean Soup


White bean soup is a great and simple meal for cooler days. It is also a perfect make ahead soup as the flavors only get better as it sits. This particular recipe is a lighter version because there is a … Continue reading

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Toasted Rice Topped with Shrimp and a Lemon Cream Sauce


My sister has told me to try this recipe that she saw on Food Network  several times now. I’m not too sure why it took so long because it is one worth making again and again! It is not a complicated … Continue reading

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white clam pizza


Down the street there is a great Italian restaurant with an attached deli and grocery store that serves an excellent white clam pizza. My husband hesitated the first time we ordered it, as he is a traditionalist when it comes … Continue reading

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white bean dip (hummus)


This is an excellent and healthy dip for any occasion. White beans must be the secret ingredient as most of the time my friends ask what is in the hummus that makes it so unique. One, it is not traditional hummus as there are no garbanzo beans or tahini. … Continue reading

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white bean and kale soup


Kale may be my new food addiction. I can’t get it out of my mind and continue to think of recipes that kale goes well in. This is a delicious recipe. The ingredients are simple yet the flavors are fantastic. The beans … Continue reading

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bucatini with pesto and lemon ricotta dressing


  This is a great last-minute meal. Hoping, that is, that you have the same staples in the kitchen as we do. Ricotta has become a newer standard in the fridge. It comes in handy in many ways. That, and … Continue reading

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spaghetti with green olive sauce (spaghetti al pesto d’olive)


new cookbook equals many new meals. my husband and i received several new cookbooks this year and we are excited to start exploring. this is a mario batali recipe from his cookbook Molto Italiano. what appealed to me about this particular recipe was … Continue reading

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pasta scramble with lemon, peas, and parm


often times i ask my husband to boil extra pasta for leftovers. with soccer practices and many lunches and dinners on the run, leftovers play a crucial role in this household. there is no need to resort to fast food … Continue reading

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tortellini soup with spinach and tomato


my mom used to make a similar version of this on cold winter nights. not sure what it was about tortellini soup but i found great comfort in it. even in college, i would call home for the recipe and … Continue reading

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clam and chorizo pasta


sometimes a hardy bowl of pasta is all the soul needs on a cool fall night. my husband is the pasta person in our family. he needs to satiate his craving for pasta probably on a weekly basis. the rest … Continue reading

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