Tag Archives: Italian

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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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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Italian Sausage and Cherry Tomato Pasta Bowl

This is a fun season to cook at our house in Arizona right now.  We planted a garden in March, and the fruits of our labor are beginning to be seen.  (Actually Jeff does most of the labor – rototilling and planting, and … Continue reading

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Pesto Rolls

Have you ever noticed that some magazines describe certain recipes as weeknight recipes or weekend recipes?  I have always steered clear of weeknight recipes because I thought that meant they didn’t taste as good.  I’m not sure why I thought … Continue reading

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Orecchiette Pasta with Spinach, Kale, and Toasted Pine Nuts

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been living under a rock.  How have I never heard of orecchiette pasta until now?  Maybe because I grew up in Arizona eating tacos,  chimichangas, and salsa.  Actually, not such a bad thing.  But, I am … Continue reading

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Cozy Inside and Out

I think I’m in love.  I put on my first pair of yoga pants recently, and I can’t stop thinking about them.  About how warm they are, and how soft, and how comfortable.  I want to go back to the … Continue reading

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