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Tagged With: marinara

Pasta Al Forno with Eggplant

Baked pastas are so great because the flavors really get into the pasta and everything comes together. And it’s even better reheated the next day. This is a great vegetarian dinner too, because the eggplant is meaty and combined with a salad, it’s a perfect meal. Eggplant Pasta Al Forno 1 pound of short pasta, … Continue reading »

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Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella in carrozza is basically an Italian grilled cheese, or the Italian version of a croque monsieur without the ham. There are different variations on it, and it doesn’t usually have tomatoes but I like a little freshness in my sandwich. The cheese makes gooey, delicious strings as you bite into it, and the marinara … Continue reading »

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Tuna Meatballs

These were so good, that they might be the favorite meatballs around the apartment. In the New Year, we’re trying to be a little more healthy, and so….no red meat for a while…or at least as long as we can hold out. The cinnamon gives them a little unusual flavor that’s hard to place but … Continue reading »

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Arancini (Rice Balls)

Arancini are a traditional bar snack in Italy and they are usually made earlier in the day and sit at room temperature on the bar until they are eaten. I usually don’t get around to making them because I rarely have leftover risotto. In fact, for my party I made a whole batch of risotto … Continue reading »

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Chicken with Porcini Mushrooms

This was a quick weeknight recipe that I created to use what little was left in the pantry. It’s a little Italian like a chicken cacciatore, a little French with the vermouth and cream, definitely delicious. It ended up being my favorite dinner of the week. And with only boneless chicken breasts, it cooks really … Continue reading »

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Healthy Eggplant Parm

After another farmer’s market excursion, I had eggplant, tomatoes, and basil to use. Normally, I would go with a pasta with that combo, but I thought I should be responsible after the pancake breakfast I had made. So, I created these stacks and had leftovers for a couple days that only got better. I had … Continue reading »

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