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Ribollita- Italian Veggie and Bread Soup

Ribollita (click on link for video) is historically a Tuscan peasant dish. It was originally made by reheating (Ribollita literally means Reboiling) the leftover minestrone or vegetable soup and adding to it some day old bread. I first tasted Ribollita almost 20 years … Continue reading

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Veggies Your Kids Will Eat: Baby Elotes aka Mexican Corn

If  you desperately trying to get your kids to EAT THEIR VEGGIES, I’m very confident that this recipes will win your little ones over! My son won’t eat regular corn, but he devours these baby elotes! BABY ELOTES-MEXICAN CORN: INGEDIENTS: … Continue reading

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Ricotta Meatballs with Cacio e Pepe

No child can resist the classic comfort of spaghetti and meatballs! I present to you a super easy pasta dish paired with the most amazing meatballs you’ve ever had! Cacio e Pepe with ricotta meatballs is a twist on the … Continue reading

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Pistachio Pesto Gnocchi with Peas, Edamame & Avocado

My 5 year-old son approached me after dinner the other night and in the softest, sweetest voice EVER said, “Mom, you know what we haven’t had in lowng (long) time? We haven’t had gnocchi (pronounced perfectly).” This only affirmed that … Continue reading

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Crunchy Baked Eggplant Sticks!

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of grated parmigiano reggiano 1 cup of planko bread crumbs 1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs 2 beaten eggs 1 large eggplant cut into 3 inch long by 1/2 inch wide sticks Let’s Cook! Preheat … Continue reading

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Boozy Limoncello Panettone Bread Pudding! Say What?!!

What to do with all that leftover Panettone from Christmas???? Turn it into a delightfully warm and gooey bread pudding. My recipe takes it to another level by adding limoncello and lemon curd!! This is my husband’s all-time favorite dessert. … Continue reading

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No Zuppa For You!! Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

Pasta e Fagioli is a comforting classic Italian soup that I loved as a kid. My mother always served it with a large piece of crusty bread that went down before I even picked up my spoon. As a mom, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti, Zucchini and Turkey Pie! Oh My!

Ingredients: 2 medium Zucchini Spiralized 1/2 lb of Spaghetti 3/4 lb or Ground Turkey 2 Cups of Tomato Sauce 1/2 Cup of ricotta 1 Cup of Italian Blend Shredded Cheese (Provolone, Asiago, Fontina). You can also use high quality Mozzarella. … Continue reading

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Roasted Corn Salad!

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my fruits and veggies. I’m always going out of my way to make my barbecue sides more than just an after thought. Here are two dishes that I make regularly. They … Continue reading

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Raising a Fruitivore

I’m on a mission to convert my youngest child, my little carnivore, into a part-time fruitivore. My four year-old son Harris loves his animal protein. He has no problem putting down lamb chops, burgers, salmon, mahi mahi or shrimp when … Continue reading

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