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The Pandolce That Won Back Christmas

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that’s meaningful to them and their loved ones. “Buono!” exclaimed Fernanda, breaking off a golden corner of my first, freshly baked pandolce, a traditional holiday cake from Liguria, the Italian Riviera. She examined the crisp, cookie-like surface and tender interior of the dessert, as the sweet aroma of toasted anise and candied orange filled the kitchen. “This is good. Actually good!” Read More >> …

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry pistachio biscotti are the tangy, nutty biscuits of your dreams! Topped off with a delicate white chocolate drizzle, these delicious treats will shine at all of your holiday get-togethers! Need more tasty baked goods in your life? You should definitely try scones, cannoli, and Linzer cookies! They’re festive and ready for teatime! Homemade Cranberry… …

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Baked Ravioli

This baked ravioli is a knockout dinner that is sure to be loved by all! It’s smothered in melty mozzarella, parmesan, and a tasty meat sauce! Baked pasta dishes are the ultimate comfort food. They’re the perfect weeknight dinner and everyone in your family will love them! Add my spaghetti, casserole, and baked ziti to… …

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Delicious Panna Cotta

This panna cotta has everything that you would ever want in a dessert! Its silky, creamy texture combined with the sweet taste of berries is like a little piece of heaven! I love any dessert that is creamy and pudding-like!! If you love desserts like this too then you should for sure try out this… …

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Crockpot Olive Garden Chicken

This crockpot Olive Garden chicken is to die for! The juicy and tender chicken cooked with some pasta is insanely delicious! Plus, it’s super easy which is a total win-win! I love an easy and delicious crockpot meal! If you want to try more meals like this, you should start with Soup, this Beef and… …

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Cannolis

Crispy and creamy, this ricotta-filled dessert is as decadent as it gets! Cannolis are the traditional Italian treats you’ll want to make again and again. There’s a reason cannolis have been loved for hundreds of years! You’ll have to try these other classic recipes. Baklava, crème brulée, and apple galette are more old-world desserts that… …

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Stanley Tucci’s Instagram Is a Delicious Corner of the Internet

It seems like only yesterday that Stanley Tucci was walking me through the trendy streets of Milan feeding me spoonfuls of risotto and pizzoccheri, guiding me on a gondola through Tuscany, feasting on cacio e pepe and rigatoni all’amatriciana in Rome, and sharing tales of growing up in Italy as a young teenage boy. Wait, that happened to you too? Tucci took not just one or two lucky people, but millions of CNN viewers through the Italian countryside to the seaside on his show Searching for Italy. In a year (plus many, many more months) of living in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual vacation to the land of Parmigiano and pizza was a welcome escape. Searching for Italy premiered on February 14th, 2021 and ever since that fateful Valentine’s Day, viewers (myself included) have been craving more of Tucci drinking limoncello, Tucci ordering wine through a secret window, Tucci eating a giant cream…

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Dip

This chicken alfredo dip is out of this world! It’s creamy, cheesy, loaded with chicken, AND made from scratch! It’s perfect for an appetizer or a delicious side dish! I go crazy over anything involving dips! They are SOO good and this one is absolutely no exception!! And while you’re making this one, go ahead… …

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Crostini

This easy, baked crostini is the best side to any Italian meal! They’re golden, delicate pieces of heaven ready for your favorite toppings! To me, Italian sides are sometimes better than the entrées! You can never go wrong with appetizers loaded with flavor. Strawberry, bacon feta and traditional tomato bruschettas are my go-to sides for… …

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The Best Manicotti EVER!

This manicotti is filled with 3 kinds of cheese and baked to absolute perfection! It’s comfort food at its finest that everyone will go crazy over! It’s definitely sure to please a large crowd! The cheese combined with the noodles and savory sauce creates a mouthwatering flavor that you will want to remember! I have… …

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AMAZING Bolognese Gnocchi

Bolognese Gnocchi is everything that you would hope for in an amazing Italian dish! Flavorful, bold, and full of delightful texture, this tried and true recipe is something that will definitely get you a “WOW!” from your family and friends! Completely homemade from start to finish, this bolognese gnocchi will knock your socks off! It… …

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The Very Best Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is heavenly and boy is the texture something to write home about! With some love and patience, this sauce will turn out to be a work of art and TOTALLY worth the time you put into it! It doesn’t take much to make the very best bolognese sauce as long as you carve… …

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Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers are a super easy and delicious appetizer, perfect for any occasion. Colorful and full of flavor, these are true crowd pleaser! This is a great way to shake up dinner time or an easy way to serve appetizers. Some fan favorites include Caprese skewers, Antipasto Salad and Caprese Salad. Antipasto Appetizer Skewers Antipasto… …

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Homemade Italian Seasoning

Super easy and better than store bought, Italian Seasoning is a MUST have in your pantry! One of the best seasonings there is, this Italian Seasoning is used on most everything! Making your own seasoning is cheap, easy and just smart! You will know exactly what is and isn’t in your spice rack. Try my… …

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Homemade Pizza

Classic homemade pizza recipe, including pizza dough and toppings, step-by-step instructions with photos. Make perfect pizza at home! Continue reading “Homemade Pizza” » …

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Tender and juicy, this Slow Cooker Italian Beef is mouthwateringly amazing! This recipe is fork tender with a tangy zippy broth. You are going to love it! Beef Bourguignon, Crack Chicken and Jambalaya are all slow cooker favorites that you have to add to your rotations. The slow cook just intensifies the flavors like no… …

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Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers

Quick and easy, this Italian Sausage and Peppers in a skillet is a MUST try! And cooking it all in one pan makes clean up a breeze! One pan dinners are some of the best dinners!  Quick and effortless they will become some of your favorites recipes on busy nights like this Pork Chops, Sheet… …

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The Best Vegetarian Lasagna

Full of flavor and hearty veggies, this truly is the Best Vegetarian Lasagna! Smothered in tender pasta, exquisite sauce and melty cheese this Lasagna is going to hit the spot! And I promise you won’t miss the meat! This is such an amazing dish, I love to pair it with my Best Homemade Easy Cheesy… …

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Italian Christmas Cookies

Italian Christmas Cookies are soft, buttery, fluffy and melt in your mouth delicious. Flavored with a hint of vanilla and a sweet glaze, these tasty treats are a perfect holiday treat. Take them to your next cookie exchange, party or just for fun occasion! These will be perfect on a plate along with some Christmas… …

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5 Minute Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is just what you need on a busy weeknight. Barilla® Ready Pastas are perfect for a family meal in no time! Penne pasta is always a favorite with a special sauce that can make dinnertime even better. For more penne pasta recipes try this Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Instant Pot Pasta… …

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Lasagna Soup

All of the goodness of lasagna is packed into this hearty and delicious soup! Packed with noodles, ground beef, marinara and cheese, this is a soup that your family will love! Pair this with a nice fresh salad and either Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread or Focaccia for the perfect nurtiousing meal. Lasagna Soup This… …

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My Favorite Caesar Salad Recipe

Fresh crisp romaine lettuce, large shaved parmesan cheese, crunchy croutons and a creamy dressing make this Caesar Salad a MUST make. Caesar salad goes with so many things and it’s always a family favorite. This salad is on a whole new level when you make your own Homemade Croutons and with this Authentic Caesar Dressing.… …

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Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce. This quick and easy recipe uses minimal ingredients that you most likely have in your pantry! Simmer slowly to make a thick, flavorful sauce that is perfect for smothering noodles, or using on a pizza. This sauce is thick and hearty, loaded up with chunks of tomato and herbs. Made with… …

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Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Baked chicken spaghetti is an easy dinner casserole to feed a family. Tender pieces of chicken tossed with tender noodles and a creamy tomato sauce.  Try these other tasty sharable baked dinner recipes to make during the week, like this Tuna Noodle Casserole, Chicken Parmesan Casserole or Classic Baked Spaghetti. Baked Chicken Spaghetti Making a… …

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Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes with Sausage

Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes with Sausage are tomatoes stuffed with a hearty sausage and rice filling and topped with gooey cheese. These are a perfect way to use those sweet sun ripened tomatoes from the garden or the vine ripened tomatoes from the store. Looking for more tasty ways to use up those garden tomatoes? Try… …

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