Category Archive: Italian

Antipasta – Style Penne

The ingredients list for this recipe included some of my favorite flavors. Kalamata olives, pesto, sun dried tomato halves, artichoke hearts, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano cheese and penne pasta!  I was so excited to pull this together for dinner recently. Much to my surprise I found it to be too “oily” and so did the rest …

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Italian Wedding Soup

There is something comforting about eating a steaming, hot, bowl of home made soup.  A big pot of soup can feed many hungry people for a small amount of money. Perfect for a casual get together. I use to buy Italian Wedding Soup in the can until I found this recipe. Leftovers ( if you have any) freeze well. I like to …

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Creamy Parmesan Orzo

With toasted pine nuts, fresh parmesan cheese and basil this is my kind of comfort food. Even though we are only a family of four, I have to double this recipe in order to have enough left overs to go around.  You must make this  with the herbed chicken piccata but it is also delicious with Italian turkey sausages or a …

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Herbed Chicken Piccata

This is one of those recipes that is in our regular dinner rotation. I have been making it since about 2004 and the only tweaking I did was to add capers and sub butter for the margarine.  It is easy enough for a weeknight meal but fancy enough to entertain with. I pair it with Cooking Lights Creamy Parmesan Orzo and …

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