Category Archive: Italian

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Hummus
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The Farmer’s Market has had the most beautiful basil lately. When I get it home I make a fresh cut on the stems and pop it into a jar of water and leave it on my kitchen counter. It will last about two weeks! I have been using it on my water sauteed veggies to …

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Paderno Spiralizer Kitchen Fun!

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I love kitchen gadgets but since I already own so many I really have to stop and contemplate acquiring anything that is going to take up space in an already full kitchen. The spiralizer was on my mind for months before I finally decided to take the plunge. I am so happy that I did. …

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Italian Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms – Tastes Like Pizza!

Italian Stuffed Portabellas Nutmeg Notebook

These jumbo stuffed mushrooms are like a cheesy personal pizza. The stuffing is nothing short of amazing. How can you go go wrong with ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, onions, red bell peppers and fresh basil!  The recipes suggests serving these over a bed of pasta and topping with a tomato sauce. Not being a big …

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Open Nature Italian Chicken Meatballs

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I will be the first to admit that homemade Cheesy Italian Meatballs are the best! When I have time they can be made ahead and frozen. Sometimes when life is busy (when isn’t it?) and I don’t have time to make everything from scratch it’s nice to buy some healthy ready made foods for quick and easy meals. Recently I discovered …

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Baked Polenta Fries with Marinara Sauce

Baked Polenta Fries

I have a back log of recipes and food reviews just waiting to be posted! Last weekend I made a wonderful appetizer to take to a friends house for dinner. I first heard about this recipe from Helen @ Doing A 180 blog. The original recipe included a mayonnaise based sauce for dipping and Helen …

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