Buttery and Flaky Branzino

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European sea bass (aka Branzino) is light, flaky and mildly sweet. It’s cooking time is fairly quick, which makes it great for a easy mid-week meal. Learn how to make this delicious fish using simple ingredients! If you’ve never had Branzino, you’re missing out! This white fish is native to the western European seas, but […]

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Hearty Veggie Frittata

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Frittata’s are traditionally made with leftovers from the previous night’s meal. That’s why this veggie frittata is perfect for a Sunday brunch! Combining simple vegetables with breakfast eggs to make the perfect meal. This veggie frittata was made with leftover vegetables from the previous day. This means that there are plenty more combinations to choose […]

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Fresh Zucchini Pasta

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Zucchini can be used in so many ways, but my favorite way is blended into a thick and savory pasta sauce. Learn how to make this incredibly smooth pasta dish in a few easy steps using only fresh ingredients! If you’ve watched Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy then you’re familiar with his quest to find […]

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Crispy Fried Calamari

Is there anything better than Calamari? I’ll wait. Learn how to make this incredibly delicious dish that can be either an appetizer or an entrée! Calamari is made from squid and it’s served all over the coastline of Italy. Each region has a special way of preparing their batter, but one thing they can all […]

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Fettucini with Clams and Mussels

This dish is so simple yet full of flavor. If you love seafood, check out this recipe using everyday ingredients. Fettucini is a thick pasta rich in texture. When combined with clams and mussels, it absorbs the flavors of the seafood providing an extra boost of deliciousness. Ingredients (for a party of 4): 3-4 lbs […]

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Exquisite Pasta Bolognese

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Pasta Bolognese is a meaty sauce that is both rich and tender. Learn how to make this filling dish using simple ingredients! In Italy, Pasta Bolognese is actually called Ragù which means a meat sauce served with pasta. This simple meal has many variations of preparation depending on the region. However, this recipe originally comes […]

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Cheesy Chicken Parmesan

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Chicken parmesan is layered with cheese and tomato sauce (and then more cheese) to create a gooey and sensational meal. Learn how to make this classic dish at home using fresh ingredients. Chicken parmesan or ‘la parmiggiana’ in Italian has all the ingredients of great Italian food. This meal is very filling and can be […]

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DIY Fresh Pasta

Making your own pasta from scratch can be a really fun experience. The texture and taste of fresh pasta is like no other, so why not give it a try! There is something about creating your own pasta that can be very rewarding. It will make you feel like a Nonna in Sicily…having an inadvertent […]

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Fresh Zucchini Soup

Zucchini’s are a delicious vegetable jam-packed with nutrients. Learn how to create this plant based soup that is both savory and smooth. I love zucchini’s mainly because they are so easy to make and have a flavor that can be used in many different recipes. This soup is best enjoyed on a rainy day when […]

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Mouth-Watering Mussels

Mussels are a flavorful mollusk that when prepared on their own offer a wonderful mixture of flavors. Learn how to easily make this dish as an appetizer or entrée! Mussels are a staple in most Italian seafood dishes. They’re easy to cook and can be prepared in a variety of ways and sauces. In this […]

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Gourmet Lentil Soup

Lentils are an incredibly hearty legume that absorb the flavors in which they are combined. Learn how to make lentil soup that is sure to satisfy your hunger while delighting your taste buds! Lentils in Italy are a speciality on New Year‘s Day. They symbolize good fortune and prosperity in the year to come. Lentil […]

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Delicious Garlic Green Beans

Spice up your green beans with this healthy recipe dedicated to garlic lovers. Green beans are a great side dish and are made in a variety of ways all over the world. However, my favorite way to cook green beans is with simple, organic ingredients that make green beans exciting to eat. This is a […]

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Simple Caprese Salad

This light salad is perfect on a sunny day by the beach (or the couch, let’s be honest). Learn how to make this salad using 4 simple ingredients! Caprese salad hails from the gorgeous island of Capri. This is an island off the coast of Italy that specializes in amazing lemon desserts and liquor (hello, […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Making Green Smoothies

There are many ways to make a green smoothie, so here’s a guide for a basic green smoothie that’ll help satisfy your hunger and have a great start to your morning! 1.Make sure your blender can crush ice. This may seem basic, but many blenders cannot accurately crush ice and will make your smoothie very […]

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