Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup 2

Meatballs marry leafy greens, pasta and carrots to live happily ever after in this Italian Wedding Soup. While this is a popular soup for weddings the name refers to the vegetables and meats marrying well together. Minestrata Maritata. Married soup. This Italian American version is lighter than the traditional Neapolitan version that uses an abundance… 

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Stuffed Squash with Brie, Cranberries and Greens

Cranberry, Brie and Greens Stuffed Squash

Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash. The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash. The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens but some of the… 

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Creamy Gnocchi, Butternut Squash and Spinach

Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Spinach

Clouds of gnocchi nestle themselves in a creamy sauce amongst sweet hunks of butternut squash, tender baby spinach, fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. Swoon. Lately I am obsessed with gnocchi, little Italian potato dumplings that are soft and pillowy, kind of chewy and in my mind, so versatile. I can’t get enough of them –… 

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Asian Spinach Salad with Salmon and Edamame

Asian-Spinach-Salad

This Asian Salad with spinach, edamame, salmon, scallions and toasted sesame seeds is one of the best I’ve made all summer. The star of the show is the soy and ginger dressing. I could drink it up! And in fact, did.  The little puddle that settled on the bottom of the bowl. I couldn’t resist.

Italian Veggie & Cheese Stromboli

Italian Veggie and Cheese Stromboli

I have real, live, crazy  cravings for vegetables. Mountains of vegetables in every shape, size and color. I’m thinking I might be in the minority, but I genuinely adore them. I mean, how often do you hear someone say they’re craving bell peppers? Or see someone buying 8 zucchini at the market and a package… 

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