Antipasta – Style Penne

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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

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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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Kabocha Squash At The Farmer’s Market

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What a privilege it is to live in Northern California and have access to the farmer’s market year round. I am even more fortunate to have an organic farmer’s market within two miles from my home, rain or shine every Tuesday.  We have had more “rain” than “shine” as of late. I kept seeing this squash called kabocha show up …

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Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

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Although made from scratch pancakes and waffles are hard to beat I have found a mix that can hold it’s own to homemade! Hodson Mill Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix is full of flavor and fiber. My daughter and I saw it at the grocery store and decided to try it. The waffles crisp up nicely and they …

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Creamy Parmesan Orzo

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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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