Tag Archive: Italian

No Knead Parmesan Herb Focaccia

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Red Star Yeast.  As always, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. I would like to announce that I have a new favorite bread. For someone who loves to bake bread, I honestly don’t usually eat a lot of it. I suppose cinnamon rolls and…

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

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I feel kind of silly writing about soup when the temperatures are going to be in the 80s for a few days this week. Just a few days ago, however, it felt like winter. And, if the last few months are any indication of the weather patterns we will have this spring, I’m guessing that there…

Sausage Ragù

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Perhaps this blog post should be titled “The Best Sauce Ever”…  However, that’s a fairly subjective claim to make.  If you ask my husband, though, he’ll tell you this is not only the best sauce ever, but that it is the best thing I have ever made. So, while this rich meat sauce is certainly…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Calzones

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I love when I find dinner inspiration in unexpected places. This recipe for roasted butternut squash and mushroom calzones, for example, came from paging through a catalog. Others have come from a commercials on TV, overheard conversations at the grocery store, and forgotten items from the back of the freezer. No matter where the idea comes…

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

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In the last week or two, I’ve been taking advantage of my slow cooker quite a bit. The cooler weather has been a welcome change.  Suddenly soups and other slow cooked meals are sounding much more appealing to me. It also helps that a little bit of effort in the morning (when I actually have some…

Italian Turkey Meatloaf

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Meatloaf is one of those foods that is often overlooked in my kitchen.  I have nothing against it. In fact, I quite like it.  I just don’t usually think to make it, and it doesn’t make its way into the weekly menu very often. A few weeks ago, though, my mom mentioned that she had…

Friday Favorites – Episode 121

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It’s that time of the week again… Time for my Friday Favorites! I’ve found quite a few great recipes this week that I want to share with you, so let’s just get right to it, shall we? I love Italian food… Especially lasagna.  I like to mix it up, though, so I’m looking forward to trying…

Vanilla Bean Biscotti

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While I love vanilla extract and vanilla sugar (as I shared with you yesterday), I also love to use vanilla beans when I am baking.  One of my favorite recipes is a simple recipe for vanilla bean biscotti. It may seem strange that I love biscotti so much… In fact, sometimes I can’t quite wrap…

Italian Sausage and Egg Bake

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I have mixed feelings about the time after New Years… I always feel a bit of sadness taking down the Christmas decorations.  Once the tree comes down, there’s no denying that the holiday season is over.  But, at the same time, I enjoy the quietness of the winter months that follow the holidays. I look forward…

Friday Favorites – Episode 117

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Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? I think I may actually be done… I have a gift card or two to pick up at the store next week, but that doesn’t really count, right? It’s a good thing that I have my shopping done, because now I have lots of baking to…