Category Archives: Italian

Jan 2012
Thin Crust Pizza

Pizza is an ongoing debate in our household. My husband prefers a thick, soft crust, while I prefer my pizza to be on the thin and chewy side. Since I already have a favorite thick crust dough recipe, I knew … Continue reading

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Jan 2012
Strombolli

I love my mom, but she’ll even admit – she’s not the best cook. We ate a lot of barbeque chicken and spaghetti-o’s growing up. Even though she might not be too creative when it comes to dinner, that girl … Continue reading

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Dec 2011
Lasagna Soup

In typical western Pennsylvania fashion, our weather can’t seem to make up its mind. Last week I was miserably scraping the frost from my windshield, while today I headed out the door in only a hoodie. (Well, plus pants. I don’t … Continue reading

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Dec 2011
Skillet Italian Chicken with Orzo

As someone who does not own a dishwasher, the less dishes it takes to make dinner the better. Therefore, I am a HUGE fan of skillet dinners, where I only have to clean one skillet and a wooden spoon. This dish … Continue reading

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Nov 2011
Baked Ziti

In my opinion, there is no better comfort food than some sort of baked pasta, whether it be lasagna, manicotti, or baked ziti. Baked ziti is the easiest of these to make, as it simply requires throwing ingredients together and … Continue reading

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Oct 2011
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

I’ll admit – I’ve never actually been to Chicago (aside from airport layovers), and therefore have never had authentic Chicago deep dish pizza. My husband, however, goes to Chicago a few times a year for seminars, and have sampled the … Continue reading

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Oct 2011
Petite Lasagnas

A few months ago I purchased wonton wrappers to make these wonton chicken tacos. Since the smallest pack I could find contained 100 wrappers, I had a ton of leftoever wrappers to use. I threw them in my freezer back in August, and … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
Three Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Despite that fact that I have a food blog and obviously love to cook, there are many nights after a long day of work that I just don’t feel like cooking. On those nights, we’ll often fall back on simple … Continue reading

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Sep 2011
How To: Make Homemade Gnocchi

Despite growing up with an Italian grandmother who was always in the kitchen, she had never made gnocchi for us. It wasn’t until my 20′s that I fell in love with those little soft pillows of potatoes dumplings. They are great to … Continue reading

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Aug 2011
Sausage and Cheese Calzone

I consider a ball of pizza dough to be one of my favorite blank canvases. The possibilities are literally endless when you have pizza dough – you can make anything from breadsticks to stromboli to countless different kinds of pizzas. We typically eat … Continue reading

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