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Giardiniera Recipe (Chicago Style)

I love this simple giardiniera recipe! This Chicago style, Italian vegetable relish is a great accompaniment to most everything! Thank goodness for this simple giardiniera recipe! With a garden that was prolific in the jalapeno area, I needed something besides pickled jalapenos in my fridge! Salsa is great, but the world does not live on …

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Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Raisins, Pine Nuts and Parmigiano

Sicilian pasta with cauliflower fills my needs. Loaded with lots of umami and great sweet and spicy flavor, this classic dish is one you will want to try. I love pasta and cauliflower and this cauliflower with pasta is one of my favorite ways to use it! This classic Sicilian pasta, Pasta con Cavolfiore, with …

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Fresh Tomato Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Made with fresh tomatoes, (though you can use canned), this homemade lasagna recipe with fresh mushrooms and bechamel sauce is the perfect summer lasagna! There are so many lasagna recipes and they are all good, but in the summer I am partial to this easy lasagna recipe made with fresh tomatoes. One could use canned …

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Panforte with Chocolate, Hazelnuts and Cherries

This post many contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. Panforte is an Italian fruitcake/confection that is commonly made with fruits and nuts, and lots of spices. We love this chocolate version made with hazelnuts and dried cherries and of course, chocolate! What is Panforte? Panforte, pronounced pan-for-tay, is an Italian fruit cake that …

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4 Ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo

With temperatures getting cooler, I am feeling the need for a warm bowl of pasta. This simple and classic, 4 ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo is just what the doctor ordered. My favorite Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is a classic Italian one with just 4 ingredients. Yes, they are 4 rich, sensual ingredients which means that Fettuccine Alfredo …

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