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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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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Rich Tuscan Minestrone

Tuscan minestrone is the perfect soup after a long day. Learn how to make this hearty soup that is both meaty and delicious. Minestrone is an Italian dish that is prepared in different ways throughout the country. Most commonly referenced in popular culture as ‘pasta fagioli’ meaning ‘pasta and beans.’ The perfect combination of pasta […]

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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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Silky Smooth Oysters

There’s nothing quite like fresh oysters, and restaurant prices are usually less-than-favorable. Learn how to shuck your own oysters and save money! I like to buy my oysters from 99 Ranch Market which has a lot of fresh fish. If you’re paying more than 99 cents for fresh oysters, it’s time to find a new […]

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Succulent Italian Beef Goulash

This traditional Hungarian recipe has been adapted using Italian ingredients to create a mouth-watering meal that is sure to please. The aroma exuding from the kitchen while you cook this dish is ethereal. The careful blend of spices is so savory and delicious that it’ll be hard to have just one plate. Ingredients (for a […]

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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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Baked Artichokes

Artichokes are beloved all over Italy and there’s many ways of preparing them. In this recipe you’ll learn how to utilize simple ingredients to add modern flare to this veggie side dish. The popularity of artichokes in the United States is nowhere near Italy. Italians celebrate artichokes all throughout the country and have a variety […]

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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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Delicious Seafood Pasta

Seafood pasta aka zuppa di pesce aka frutti di mare. There are so many names and ways of preparing this incredible dish. Seafood and I have a love/hate relationship. I’m allergic to shellfish, but I am obsessed with seafood. That’s why I am combining my love of seafood with my love of pasta and my […]

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