Category: Italian

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Every now and then, you need spaghetti and meatballs. The real kind. The kind that makes your whole kitchen smell delicious for 45 minutes until the meatballs and sauce are done. It’s hard to believe that after all this time…

White Wine Pot Roast

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A nice and simple pot roast is so great for any meal. I love making it on the weekends. Sometimes in the summer months, a rich pot roast braised in a big red wine and beef stock can feel a bit heavy.…

Seared Scallops with Asparagus Puree

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As you may have noticed from my Instagram or Facebook pictures I went for a little getaway in Oregon. Thank goodness I have my in-laws to take care of our happy mischievous little one for a couple of days. Oregon was amazingly…

Green Olive Herb Pasta

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Another quick, easy and healthy (depends how many servings are eaten) weeknight recipe. Pasta tossed in a green olive sauce made with olives, capers, anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and olive oil and then topped with a toasted panko dill…

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

tuscan kale salad with steak

If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Crab and Mushroom Pasta

mushroom lump crab pasta

I have been craving seafood every day for the past week, so I’ve been shamelessly eating fish, shrimp, and now crab. I am a firm believer that your body knows yourself better than you. If the body wants seafood, or…

Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

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A standard 8-inch margherita pizza has about 800 calories. That’s a lot, isn’t it? After all, a margherita pizza usually only has tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. This incredible Cooking Light recipe that I adapted has 350 calories and double the…