Italian Apple Cake

Italian Apple Cake

Apples play a starring role in this lemon and vanilla infused cake. They’re in the batter and on top for a pretty presentation, filling every bite with their tart, sweet flavor. This is a single layer cake cooked in a springform pan. It’s buttery and moist with soft, tender apples that melt in your mouth…. 

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Spinach Feta Alfredo Tortellini

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach Feta Alfredo

Cheese tortellini smothered in a rich, creamy spinach and feta alfredo sauce. The entire dish comes together in about twenty minutes making for a great anytime meal but especially fitting when you don’t have a lot of time but need something hot and comforting. Something that tastes like you fussed. The sauce is made in… 

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Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

This easy quick bread is filled with pizza flavors! Bites of pepperoni run throughout the entire loaf alongside mozzarella cheese and a ribbon of pizza sauce. The top is crusted with more sauce and Parmesan cheese. The best thing is how easy it is to make! No yeast means no waiting while you wonder if… 

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Baked Chicken Ziti Stuffed Peppers

Baked Chicken Ziti Stuffed Peppers

Colorful bell peppers stuffed with a skillet chicken ziti for a delicious twist that brings two classics together in a new way. The stuffing is made of diced tomato sauce, ricotta and mozzarella with vegetable rotini pasta and bites of tender chicken. The filling comes together in a skillet and then gets stuffed into the… 

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Butternut Squash Lasagna with Parmesan Spinach Sauce

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Parmesan Spinach Sauce

Lasagna takes on a unique twist with butternut squash and a Parmesan spinach sauce. I hope the vegetables won’t turn you off because it’s everything you would expect from a traditional lasagna and more with layers of gooey cheese and carb-laden noodles. Even vegetable haters will like it, if you can convince them to give… 

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Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

Chunks of chicken are simmered in tomato sauce until tender and tossed with chewy, twirly spaghetti noodles in this classic family recipe I’ve been eating my entire life. The sauce has onion, garlic, lots of Italian seasoning and two types of peppers in it – green bell and fire roasted red peppers because I love… 

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Lemon Ricotta Chicken Parmesan

Lemon Ricotta Chicken Parmesan

A combination of panko and seasoned bread crumbs form the crunchy coating on chicken cutlets that are pan-fried  and topped with lemony ricotta and mozzarella cheese. They then bake until the ricotta reaches a molten hot state and the mozzarella melts and gets some wonderful caramelized spots on it. Rather than the traditional tomato sauce… 

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Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Three layers of almond sponge cake are tied together with sticky apricot jam and topped with chocolate to make these Italian rainbow cookies. The layers are colored green, white and red to represent the Italian flag. The process of making them is not difficult or all that time consuming the way I assumed it would… 

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