August 18, 2015

Fig and Prosciutto Appetizer

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Fig and Prosciutto Appetizer

If you haven’t already figured it out, I am all about simplicity when it comes to my cooking. Easy, delicious ingredients that are full of flavor & quick to make. Lucky for me, my parents are close by and love cooking just as much as I do. My dad has become quite the culinary genius in his retirement. While his golf game might not be where he wants it to be, his cooking is freakin’ on par. Pun totally intended. They recently came over to cook me dinner while my husband was out of town (I know, I’m spoiled…I am…

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April 26, 2013

Meatless Friday’s: Leftover Baked Spaghetti

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I am the worst at gauging how much spaghetti to make. I either make way too much or just enough for one bowl. No matter how much I try, I never seem to make the perfect amount. But the good part about it is leftovers! I usually make pasta fritatta, but this time I decided to try something different – Baked Spaghetti. I have been seeing a lot of recipes floating around online and of course Pinterest but I improvised with the ingredients I had in the house, tossed it all together and created a delicious baked pasta dish.  I’m…

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March 15, 2013

Meatless Friday’s: Rigatoni alla Vodka

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Clearly pasta is one of my favorite meals and I tend to cook it as much as I can! I am a crazy Italian, what can I say… I don’t skimp on it either. I can’t see cutting corners and making certain pastas with alternative ingredients – even though they may be healthier – I stay true to form. Plus they taste ridiculously amazing. My husband may hate me for making some extremely sinful pastas but he loves them just as much as I do! Vodka sauce’s special ingredient is heavy cream and I am totally ok with that! Guess…

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March 13, 2013

Quick Chicken ‘Cacciatore’

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Last night, both my husband and I were beyond exhausted. Ordering out food was not an option, as we have been spending way too much $$ on takeout/dining out in the past couple weeks. So we put our semi-functioning brains together and created a yummy, hearty dish in under 30 minutes. It was our take on chicken cacciatore, minus the olives and other goodies that are usually in a traditional one. We used what ever we had in our fridge and pantry – usually these again are hits or misses and the last thing both of us needed last night…

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March 1, 2013

Meatless Friday’s: Fettuccine Alfredo

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My Italian-ness oozes over into every part of my life. Especially the kitchen! Nothing beats Italiano food…NOTHING! Clearly I am biased. So there is no doubt in my mind that I am not going to let a Meatless Friday go by without making some pasta. Alfredo sauce is one of my favorite indulgences. Although I don’t eat that often (thanks to all that butter and heavy cream!), so when I do, I can eat bowls and bowls of this stuff! Best part is this recipe is super easy and can compete with some of the best Italian restaurants. Simple Fettuccine…

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November 7, 2012

Caprese Bruschetta Chicken

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Caprese Bruschetta Chicken

Looking for an easy, healthy and fresh meal to change up your dinner routine? You must try this! In our house we love everything Italian and for some reason I have been in the mood for caprese salad (fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes). I got the brilliant idea to fuse together 2 of my favorite apps – Caprese salad and bruschetta. How bad could it turn out?! Well, I could have eaten thirds and fourths of this meal! The caprese bruschetta was so deliciously fresh and added such a great flavor to the baked chicken cutlet. Best part about the…

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November 7, 2012

Caprese Bruschetta Chicken

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Looking for an easy, healthy and fresh meal to change up your dinner routine? You must try this! In our house we love everything Italian and for some reason I have been in the mood for caprese salad (fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes). I got the brilliant idea to fuse together 2 of my favorite apps – Caprese salad and bruschetta. How bad could it turn out?! Well, I could have eaten thirds and fourths of this meal! The caprese bruschetta was so deliciously fresh and added such a great flavor to the baked chicken cutlet. Best part about the…

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October 17, 2012

Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

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Normally, my stuffed peppers are on the healthier side with turkey meat and quinoa, but every time I make them, he always tells me about ‘the one time in college’ where he made the most delicious Italian-style stuffed peppers and how they are his favorite. I told him he is more than welcome to get in the kitchen and make them one night, but I have yet to see that. So I decided to appease him, put my own spin on it and try out these infamous stuffed peppers he won’t stop raving about. Italian Style Stuffed Peppers 1- 1…

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September 5, 2012

Easy Lasagna Rolls

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Being Italian, one of my favorite comfort food meals is lasagna. Preferably my mothers. All the gooey-cheesey-meaty layers slathered in homemade tomato sauce. I’m drooling just thinking about. Well, if anyone out there has tried to make one themselves, its kind of a pain in the ass. Cooking the lasagna noodles, making all the layers of meat, sausage and cheese. Its quite the ordeal. Grant it, its not too too difficult but its pretty time consuming. On Pinterest, I came across SkinnyTaste’s much easier version of my favorite meal-Lasanga Rolls. Genius! Genius! Genius!!! Instead of making all the layers, just…

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