Pasta Dishes/ Seafood Recipes

Spaghetti with Shrimp Marinara

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Spaghetti with Shrimp Marinara.  Spaghetti is cooked to a perfect al-dente texture, then it’s gently tossed with a delicious shrimp marinara sauce made with fresh shrimp, peeled tomatoes, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and hot pepper flakes.  This Shrimp Marinara dish is easy to make, delicious and ready in minutes!  Elegant enough to serve on weekends and simple enough for weeknights!

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Cookies and Snacks/ Holiday Treats/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Italian Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze for Christmas!

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Italian Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze ~ are made with a few staple ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, lemon extract and lemon zest then baked until lightly golden and topped with a lemon glaze and green colored sprinkles to make them festive for Christmas! These cookies are very light and delicate with a soft texture that melts in your mouth with every bite. YUM!

One of our favorite cookies for the holidays!  And, I make them every year around this time!

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Kid-Friendly Recipes/ Soups, Stews and Chili/ Vegetarian Recipes

EASY Brussels Sprouts Soup

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Brussels Sprouts Soup is a tasty and soothing “comfort” soup.  Creamy and delicious, Brussels Sprouts Soup is flavored with a mixture of carrots, celery, onions and chicken broth.  Then it’s easily pureed into a creamy, velvety texture.  Best of all, the flavor of brussels sprouts is completely hidden, making this an ideal soup for picky eaters.
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Meat Dishes

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

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Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey. Here is a stress-free way to roasting a Turkey! Cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving can be intimidating or even overwhelming for some of us cooks. But when it comes down to doing it, my husband does it best. Nothing fancy to his method, just a simple and easy prep to clean and stuff the turkey with a few vegetables and into the oven it goes. Slow roasting the turkey is stress-free and super easy!

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BEST Tiramisu

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Best Tiramisu recipe you will ever find, is right here on this site!  This happens to be the original recipe given to us from our relatives in Italy.  Tiramisu is basically made with layers of luscious cream, coffee soaked cookies and it is served chilled.  A classic No Bake Italian dessert, Tiramisu will always WOW your family and friends!  You’ll be glad you stopped here for this easy and delicious recipe!

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Under 30 Minute Meals/ Vegetable Sides

EASY Artichoke Gratin

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EASY Artichoke Gratin ~ frozen artichoke hearts sauteed on stove top with garlic, onions, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, creates a tasty side dish that’s ready in 15 minutes! And it will compliment any favorite entree too! If you always wanted to make a side dish of artichokes, but thought it was too much work, then this recipe is for you!  It’s super easy to make and requires only a few ingredients; and it always turns out great!

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Gluten Free Recipes/ Vegetable Sides

Roasted Eggplant Parm – Lightened!

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Roasted Eggplant Parm- Lightened! A super-easy dish to prepare and one that feeds a crowd, Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana Lightened is made simply by taking 2 eggplants, chopping them into small pieces and roasting them until golden brown, then transfer them onto a serving platter and top with a single layer of tomato sauce (preferably marinara), grated pecorino cheese and fresh basil.  It’s amazingly light, delicious and done in 30 minutes!

A No Carb and Gluten Free side dish your friends and family will go bonkers for!  This is truly Eggplant Parmesan at its best!
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Kid-Friendly Recipes/ Soups, Stews and Chili

Italian Wedding Soup with Spinach Meatballs

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spinach Meatballs ~ Little bite-size meatballs loaded with spinach, meat, eggs, and Parmesan cheese, then baked before dropping them into a simmered broth with cheese tortellini and fresh baby spinach for more greens is known as the classic “Italian Wedding Soup” as we know it.

So I took my mother’s gorgeous recipe for the Italian Wedding Soup and made a few minor changes to it, making it easier to make by eliminating a few steps in the cooking process. The outcome was really terrific, big on flavor, and very satisfying.
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Appetizers/ Gluten Free Recipes

Spooky Deviled Eggs – 2 recipes

Spooky Deviled Eggs!  We love serving deviled eggs as an appetizer and these Spooky Deviled Eggs are just in time for Halloween!  I wanted to make two kinds of deviled eggs: one is the more traditional deviled eggs stuffed with a mixture of egg yolks, mayo and spices and the other is stuffed with our favorite lemony tuna fish filling, both topped with cute little spooky eyes and black spiders using green and black olives.

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