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butternut squash pasta on a white square plate

Butternut Squash Pasta with Walnuts and Parmesan

This butternut squash pasta recipe is hearty and flavorful, perfect for an easy meal with family and friends. Serve it with a green salad and a crusty loaf of French bread and people will be happy. One of the great things about Italian cuisine is that it uses what’s fresh. This vegetarian pasta recipe is […]

artichoke salad
Dinner, World Food

Try this Easy Sicilian Roasted Artichoke Salad

This easy artichoke salad is perfect for a main course vegetarian salad or served alongside grilled chicken or fish for the omnivores. You might want to accompany it with grilled polenta. When it comes to simple, wholesome, delicious food, the Italians rise to the top. This Sicilian-style artichoke salad calls for ready-to-use artichoke hearts. Don’t […]

Greek Loukoumades ON A white plate
Dessert, World Food

Greek Loukoumades, aka Honey Puffs or Greek Doughnuts

Serve these Greek donuts — Loukoumades — with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some toasted walnuts. This easy lemon cranberry cake loaf is pretty danged good, too! Greek loukoumades recipe Sometimes referred to as lokma, these doughnuts are popular in Turkey, Egypt, and Greece. Some say these sweet Greek donuts were […]

sausage and mushroom pasta on a white plate
Dinner, World Food

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Sausage

This recipe comes from Cook Italy, where i had the opportunity to learn to make two different pasta dishes from Carmelita. This sausage and mushroom pasta served with freshly made tagliatelle was divine! Be sure to try this butternut squash pasta or farfalle pasta with zucchini and ham, too. The tagliatelle pasta for this recipe […]

polenta with ragu
Dinner, World Food

Creamy Polenta Recipe Served up Three Ways

This classic polenta recipe can be served straight out of the pot as a creamy polenta recipe, or used to make fried or grilled polenta. It would be excellent served with this hueveos rancheros recipe! What is polenta? Now, don’t be worried if you don’t know! I had never heard of polenta until I married […]