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Italian Main Course Recipes

Penne with Sausage & Mushrooms

A simple one-pot sausage and pasta dish with garlic, mushroom and Parmesan cheese. This is one of those recipes that can be very delicious if you use quality ingredients.  Get some nice spicy Italian sausage from your favourite butcher shop and a wedge of authentic Parmesan or Asiago cheese that you will grate yourself to…

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American Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Chicken Tetrazzini

Pre-cooked chicken, pasta and vegetables are baked in a creamy cheese sauce. Don’t let the Italian name fool you, this dish was actually invented by Ernest Arbogast, chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in honour of a famous opera star.  At the height of her career as a sellout draw at opera houses…

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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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Canadian Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Turkey 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 meal is packed with everything to bring excitement to that dry leftover white meat. The recipe is an adaptation of Chicken Tetrazzini whose origins may surprise…

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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…

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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.