Buttery Baked Artichokes with Mozzarella

Artichokes are sauteed slowly with garlic to develop their flavor then baked in a buttery bath smothered with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. The earthy, pungent artichokes and the creamy, salty cheese couldn’t be better matched.

They offer each other a balance that is deliciously addicting!… 

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Skillet Summer Veggies with Gnocchi

Skillet Summer Veggies with Gnocchi

Fresh vegetables rule in this quick and easy saute! All of your summertime favorites are here including green beans, zucchini, corn, garlic, red peppers and onion. Toss with gnocchi, a potato pasta, for a vibrantly fresh, lovely tasting and filling meal…. 

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Meatballs in Spicy Red Pepper Sauce with Cannellini Beans

Mini-sized meatballs in a zesty, vibrant red pepper sauce with cannellini beans and whole-grain penne pasta. Because sometimes even I, pasta lover that I am, get tired of traditional red sauce. This is a nice variation from the norm. And every bit as comforting!… 

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Cassata Cake

One would think growing up in an Italian-American family that the cassata cake would of graced our dessert table as often as the dear cannoli, but it did not. I can’t recall one time ever eating it and wasn’t even sure what it was…a sad tale to tell that’s entirely true.

I know now that it is typically made with a sponge cake, filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and then covered in a glaze…. 

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Cheesy Baked Chicken Penne

A baked pasta dish that screams out loud of comfort with its creamy cheese sauce, tender pieces of white meat chicken and diced tomatoes.

Chances are you have everything on hand to make it right now. Yes, this very minute.

Everyone will love it, even the pickiest of eater! It’s like a long lost friend to mac and cheese…. 

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