Zucchini Fritter Parmesan Sandwiches with Prosciutto

Zucchini Fritter Parmesan Sandwiches

Zucchini fritters are not your run-of-the-mill sandwich filler. Unless you’re from an Italian family. We sandwich everything. Fritters included. This isn’t very different from an eggplant parm sandwich but if you don’t like them I can almost guarantee you’ll like love these. The fritters are not only chock full of zucchini but ricotta too making… 

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Pomodoro Chicken with Garlic Spaghetti

Pomodoro Chicken with Garlic Spaghetti

Italian-inspired pomodoro chicken with pan-seared chicken cutlets smothered in a creamy white wine sauce bursting with fresh, juicy tomatoes. It’s served alongside spaghetti infused with a ton of garlic, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, olive oil, parsley and lemon. The lemon doesn’t make it tart or tangy, it’s light and helps brighten up all the… 

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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

A colorful Italian-inspired pasta salad dressed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. It’s perfect for potlucks or picnics or just stowing away in your refrigerator for those snacky, hungry moments when it’s too hot to cook and you want something good to eat fast. I use rotini pasta so the lovely dressing can stick… 

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Veggie Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

This veggie lasagna is full of all the things good and right in the world right now! That means fresh produce from the Farmer’s market including zucchini, red peppers, baby spinach, onions and garlic surrounded by layers of fresh lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, stringy mozzarella cheese and my new favorite find, Farmer’s cheese.

Baked Meatballs with Pasta in Parmesan Spinach Sauce

Baked Meatballs with Pasta in Parmesan Spinach Sauce

Homemade meatballs baked on top of penne pasta smothered in lots of rich, creamy spinach sauce. This comforting pasta dish is perfect for serving on a special family night or bringing to a potluck or party. The recipe starts by making the meatballs with ground beef, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs and egg. While they get… 

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Cannoli Cream {Filled} Strawberry Bites

Cannoli Strawberry Bites

With each passing year I’m finding reasons to love strawberries more and more. They were never my favorite berry, blueberries hold that spot but thanks to these beauties they’re getting a little competition. The centers of fresh strawberries are cut out and filled with cannoli cream then garnished with chopped pistachios, chocolate chips and/or sprinkles…. 

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Baked Polenta Fries (Not-Potato Fries)

Baked Polenta Fries

Creamy polenta with Parmesan cheese is baked up into golden brown, crispy fries with warm tomato sauce or ketchup for dipping. My Italian answer to the french fry. The method is easy but time-consuming because the polenta has to be thoroughly chilled to hold it’s french fry shape. I use 5-minute polenta and cook it… 

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Zucchini Roll-ups

Cheesy Chicken &  Broccoli Zucchini Roll-ups

Thin slices of zucchini are stuffed and rolled up with a chicken and broccoli filling then baked in sauce until hot and bubbly. The filling is flavored with red onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, mozzarella and white cheddar cheese plus a little cream cheese to act as the “glue” to hold everything together. For best… 

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