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Italian Main Course Recipes

Penne with Sausage & Mushrooms

This easy one-pot sausage and pasta dish with garlic, mushroom and Parmesan cheese cooks up in just minutes. This is one of those recipes that can be very delicious if you use quality ingredients.   Pick up some nice spicy Italian sausage from your favourite butcher and a wedge of authentic Parmesan or Asiago cheese.…

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American Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Chicken Tetrazzini

Pre-cooked chicken, pasta and vegetables are baked in a mushroom cream sauce and topped with cheese.

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American Eastern European Recipes Side Dish

Cabbage Noodles

This simple one pot dish of buttery egg noodles with sautéed cabbage makes a perfect side for many Eastern European meals. I first came across these tasty cabbage noodles at a wonderful Hungarian restaurant in New York’s north country where they were served as an appetizer. This national dish of Slovakia is known as haluski…

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Fettuccine with Fresh Marinara & 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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American Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Turkey Tetrazzini

Precooked turkey, pasta and vegetables are baked in a creamy cheese sauce.

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Salmon with Penne alla Vodka

Poached salmon is blended with a vodka cream sauce and penne pasta then topped with smoked 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…

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Fettuccine Alfredo with Lobster

This simple Alfredo recipe is rich in taste. Substitute a variety of shellfish or enjoy it with just the pasta as a side dish.