Category Archives: Italian

May 24

Pepperoni Calzones

Can you name your top 10 favorite foods off the top of your head?  It’s harder than you might think…at least it is for me. Go ahead, try it…matter of fact, I’d love to see it in the comments! I … Continue reading

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May 16

Polenta Sausage Bake

Lately I’ve been making two dinners on Monday nights.  One for Monday, one for Tuesday (since I’m in the office all day).  The Tuesday meal obviously has to be a make-ahead, so I’ve been getting creative some weeks for fear … Continue reading

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Apr 30

Chicken with Olives

Mmmm…olives.  I really have very little control around them.  They’re just one of many reasons why I love this dish.   The other reasons?  Well, it’s… Easy. Cheap. One pot. Italian 🙂 Make ahead. Delicious! As you can see, I … Continue reading

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Apr 10

Cannoli Cheesecake

This is one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had – no lie. The only problem with this cake is that we didn’t bring home any leftovers 🙂  Oh, and I guess the fact that the crust didn’t go as … Continue reading

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Mar 16

Sicilian Artichoke Pie (Tortino di Carciofini)

These are a few of my favorite things… Artichokes. Cheese. Sicilian food. Combine them and what do you get?  Well, awesomeness is one word that comes to mind… My dad found an old cookbook that we’ve been sifting through and … Continue reading

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Feb 13

Crockpot Italian Chicken

Before Frank and I were engaged, over 7 years ago, I had never used a crockpot.  One of my favorite engagement gifts was a big, beautiful, sparkly 6 quart slow cooking beauty made by Cuisinart.  And the very first dish … Continue reading

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Feb 7

Italian Bread

Slowly but surely, I’m getting over my fear of yeast.  It really isn’t as intimidating as I originally thought it was.  Which is a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because now I’m happy to take on new … Continue reading

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Jan 9


Stromboli  pizza dough or french bread dough (homemade or store bought)10 slices Genoa salami10 slices provolone cheese10 slices hamflourMarinara (to serve on the side) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Using flour, roll out dough. Starting a few inches from the … Continue reading

Posted in appetizers, bread, cheese, Italian, QuickAndEasy | 6 Comments
Dec 12

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

When I first saw this advertised, I signed up immediately.  I love cookies and I LOVE surprises…it was like this swap was made especially for me! 🙂 Julie from The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil pulled … Continue reading

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Nov 21

Eat to the Beat: "Mambo Italiano" Chicken Parm

If you’re equally as obsessed with music as you are with food, you can pretty easily come across a song that reminds you of something you’d eat, or vice versa.  Elly from Elly Says Opa came up with Eat to … Continue reading

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