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Tagliatelle with Sauteed Mushrooms, Roasted Meat & Chestnuts

Cold days are here, which means it’s the best time to indulge yourself with a hot bowl of homemade pasta. With all seasonal fall foods like mushrooms and chestnuts these tagliatelle is luxury in the bowl. Trust me, with homemade semolina flour pasta (tagliatelle, fettuccine or pappardelle are the best) that texture, that tiny little …

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Red Wine Risotto With Italian Sausage & Rosemary

Red wine risotto is one of those magic dishes that requires minimum ingredients, very little effort but tun out to be out of this world delicious! Imagine delicate and creamy risotto paired with seasoned bites of Italian sausage and fragrant fresh rosemary sprigs. Of course it wouldn’t be the same without red wine. Just don’t …

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Asparagus Casserole With Salmon & Potatoes

Have you ever noticed how you can tell time of the year depending on what you see on sale at a local farmer’s market? In Italy, starting from April till early June it’s asparagus time of the year 🙂 And this creamy and delicious asparagus casserole is one of those simple dishes you can make …

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Light & Creamy Tomato And Basil Soup

Tomato and Basil Soup is one of my go-to soup recipes. Light, creamy and seriously comforting. Is there anything better than dipping a piece of bread in this luxury? Stick with me and learn even more about variations and tricks to make this super yummy foolproof tomato and basil soup. Classic version of the recipes …

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Ditalini Soup with Chickpeas & Bacon

Creamy, decadent, warming and utterly delicious this ditalini soup is your next favorite this winter. Chicken broth gives it an incredible rich flavor but you can certainly make it using just water. Bacon will do its job anyway.   Creamy, decadent, warming and utterly delicious this ditalini soup is your next favorite this winter. Buon …

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Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Creamy, chees-y ziti al forno baked in the oven until delicious golden crust? Yes, please! Combination of these 5 cheeses has been chosen carefully to let all the flavors flow together without one completely covering the other. Of course you can experiment and make your own variations. For example, substitute Ricotta for Mozzarella to make …

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Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina in rich tomato sauce is a classic Italian staple made in your own kitchen. Ready in just 15 minutes it’s the ultimate fall comfort food. In traditional kitchens of  Sorrento, homemade gnocchi with cheese and tomato sauce are finished in the oven. Baking them in individual terracotta serving bowls keep them hot …

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Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

This Tuscan Bread & Tomato Soup is of a poor-man meal origin, but it’s one of the most luxurious comfort food you can make at home. Imagine, toasted garlic rubbed bread soaked in thick tomato sauce with a touch of classic italian herbs. They say Pappa al Pomodoro was originated in Siena, Tuscany centuries ago. …

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