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Italian Bean Salad

The combination of green beans, chickpeas, red onion and a zesty marinade make this chilled veggie dish ideal for summer gatherings.   

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Barbecue Flatbread Pizza

The wonderful thing about pizza is that almost everybody loves it. Why order take out when you can have a hot, crisp thin crust pizza, cooked outdoors where the party is, in just minutes

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Italian Recipes

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke

Lake Como, Italy This simple recipe is a twist on the popular Italian dish that is commonly made with veal, lemon, wine and capers This simple recipe is a twist on the popular Italian dish that is commonly made with veal, lemon, wine and capers.

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Italian Recipes

Fresh Tomato Sauce Linguini and Meatballs

When garden ripe tomatoes are in season, let them punctuate this easy and delicious fresh tomato sauce with a few exclamation points!!!  I try to use fresh, seasonal ingredients as much as possible since the flavour and nutrients are at their greatest.  This dish works with both vegetarians or carnivores as the meatballs are served…

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Gluten Free Italian Recipes

Rotolo Toscano: Ground beef roll stuffed with ham and cheese

Made in a manner, similar to a jelly roll, the Rotolo Toscano is seasoned minced beef stuffed with ham and cheese, and glazed with tomato sauce.  This recipe was inspired by my friend Joan, who is a fantastic cook with an open mind.  She worked in the Detroit-Windsor auto sector back in the days when…

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Italian Recipes

Bruschetta with Tomato, Basil and Parmesan

This simple but tasty and healthy appetizer is always a hit at al fresco dinner parties and a great way to share your succulent summer tomato harvest. Vine-ripened, and packed with real tomato goodness, you just can’t beat home-grown tomatoes. For sandwiches and salads, I choose from the meatier varieties like Campbell or Celebrity and…

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Italian Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Turkey or Chicken Tetrazzini

This is one of my favourite ways to use up cooked turkey breast and often gets made the day after a big Thanksgiving or Christmas feast. This one dish wonder is packed with everything to bring excitement to that blah left over white meat. [yumprint-recipe id=’43’]

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Italian Recipes

Conchiglie al Forno (Shell-sanga)

When looking for a hearty dish to serve at a party (or when you have an army of teens to feed) I turn to this no-fail pasta recipe.  I have nick named it Shell-sagna since it is closely related to baked lasagna, except it’s a bit easier to prepare and serve.  [yumprint-recipe id=’32’] 

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Salmon with Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce

There have been lots of variations on this recipe over the years, but you may find this offers a nice balance while being chocked full of salmon.

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Italian Kitchen Tips

The secret to blending pasta and sauce

Have you been straining your pasta in a colander over the sink and rinsing it all these years. Well, if you want a perfectly blended combination of pasta and sauce it’s time to learn the secret used by many Italian cooks. They call this method mantecare la pasta which roughly means creaming the pasta. To…