Category Archives: Italian

Caprese Salad with Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette or Summer on a Plate

I have a new morning smoothy.  It is called Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Not really.  But I did have salad for breakfast this morning because I couldn’t wait until lunch to have more of this dressing.  It is so … Continue reading

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Best Ever Homemade Pizza Sauce and Copycat Pizza Hut Supreme Pizza

Jeff and I have date night every Tuesday night.  We don’t really make a big production out of it.  Most of the time, Jeff will bring home a bottle of wine,  we eat dinner together, and watch our favorite T.V. show.  I … Continue reading

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Thick and Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

I have been making Fettuccine Alfredo ever since we were married, but have always been frustrated with how thin my sauce was.  It tasted great, but just wasn’t the right consistency for me.  The last few years I have tried … Continue reading

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Classic Greek Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

There is an Italian restaurant that  I go to once in a while that has the best Greek Salad.  I think it is a great salad because they put a lot of feta cheese and Kalamata olives in it which … Continue reading

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Lasagna Soup With a Dollop of Creamy Parmesan Ricotta

I recently invited some friends over for a girls’ night out, and was trying to figure out what to serve for dinner.  It seems like whenever I go out to eat with a bunch of girls, we always end up ordering … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage Lasagna Rolls

I have a friend coming to visit in April, so I have been thinking about her and what kinds of things she likes to eat in order to prepare meals she would enjoy while she is here.  I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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Deep Dish Garlic, Artichoke, and Spinach Pizza

One of my goals this year is to overcome my fear of yeast. Before, if a recipe would list yeast as one of the ingredients, I would immediately bypass it, because it intimidated me.  I have good reason for this fear, because anytime … Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is one of my favorite recipes I found in the last couple years.  It is such an easy recipe to make, but has so much flavor.  It is a little bit spicy, but not too much.  It would make … Continue reading

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Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Bruschetta Board Appetizer

With the holidays coming and lots of potential company, I wanted to post this recipe for Kalamata Olive Tapenade.  It is one of the favorite appetizers I have made this year.  I know that sounds weird for something that looks like … Continue reading

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Carmelized Onion, Bacon, and Mozzarella Pizza

There is something about the weekend and pizza.  They just go together.  This is the pizza I want every weekend.  I’ve made this so many times and every time it is wonderful.  How could it not be with caramelized onions, bacon, and cheese together.  … Continue reading

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