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Easy Fresh Beet Pasta

Fresh Beet Pasta- so pretty and so tasty and healthy too! Don your gloves for the beets unless you want bright red hands. Cooking the fresh beets in the microwave make it easy to peel and cood with the fuss. Ingredients: 1 fresh beet – or you can use canned – need 1/3 cup 2… Continue reading Easy Fresh Beet Pasta

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All About Artichokes- even though the season is ending now…but I haven’t eaten one this year!

VIDEO: How to trim artichokes Roman style Am I crazy to try artichokes since 100% of commercially grown come from California where I am from? If they grew in louisiana in the 1800’s I would think they can grow here… 1500s – In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), married to King Henry II… Continue reading All About Artichokes- even though the season is ending now…but I haven’t eaten one this year!

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Butternut Squash Artisan Pasta with 5 Ingredient Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce

So everyone wants to eat lighter around here so came up with this light version of pumpkin sauce using cottage cheese instead of cream and going for lots of pumpkin, galic, sage flavor. Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce 5 ingredients only! 1-cup pumpkin pure – I prefer freshly roasted but canned is ok too 2 tbsp.… Continue reading Butternut Squash Artisan Pasta with 5 Ingredient Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce

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Best Fire Roasted Bell Peppers that don’t even compare to the bottled kind!

These are so delicious with the smoky flavor you get from the fire. They are best when you put them directly on the grill to be scorched by the fire but you can do it the easy way by cooking in the oven on broil.  My Italian family does it directly on the gas flame on… Continue reading Best Fire Roasted Bell Peppers that don’t even compare to the bottled kind!

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Big Batch Basic and Fast Italian Tomato Sauce

 Big Batch Basic Italian Tomato Sauce – some now – more for tomorrow for about 6 pasta dinners for 6 people or more! This is the recipe I use when fresh tomatoes are not in season. Make sure to use a good quality canned tomato like San Marzano tomatoes.  Mutti is the preferred italian brand… Continue reading Big Batch Basic and Fast Italian Tomato Sauce

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Osso Bucco (Beef shank) with Wild Mushroom Saffron Risotto

This is so easy and once you put on the fire you just let it do its thing for a couple of hours until the meat is falling off the bone. Next day you have a wonderful , flavor bursting broth to use to make more risotto!  Or pour it over polenta. Served with a… Continue reading Osso Bucco (Beef shank) with Wild Mushroom Saffron Risotto