Lentils with Butter and Parsley Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Lentils with Butter and Parsley Step-by-Step

I love the flexibility of this dish. Serve it hot or cold. It can be served as a side dish with pork or chicken; or serve it for a light supper, along with a salad and some soft cheese and bread.

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Fresh Pasta Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Fresh Pasta Step-by-Step

There's just no comparison between even the best, store-bought dried pasta and fresh, homemade pasta. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Making your own is easy--if you have a pasta roller--and requires only flour and eggs to make it.

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Fresh Basil Pesto Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Pasta, Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes, Step-by-step Cooking | 2 comments

Fresh Basil Pesto Step-by-Step

Pesto is one of my favorite Italian foods! It is a delightful, vibrant sauce used to coat pasta--and it's especially wonderful on fresh pasta! I often make triple batches of it in late summer, when my basil plant is huge, and freeze it to enjoy in the winter. The fragrance of fresh basil on a cold winter day...nothing like it!

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Grilled Pizzas Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Grilled Pizzas Step-by-Step

I could eat pizza every day of the week! And grilled pizzas are probably my favorite. This post shows how to make two types of grilled pizzas...and if you don't have a grill, I show you how to make them in the oven.

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Calzones & Spinach Pies Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 6 comments

Calzones & Spinach Pies Step-by-Step

A calzone is basically an Italian turnover sandwich, which is either baked or fried. The circle of dough is folded over, enclosing almost any filling of your choice. This short and simple, step-by-step lesson will show you how to make my favorite calzones (called Spinach Pies in RI). Then, why not try them with the filing of your choice?

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Florentine Flowers Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Florentine Flowers Step-by-Step

These lovely, light flower-shaped bundles can be made with deli turkey or ham. Serve with a light soup and salad for lunch with your girlfriends.

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