Italian Easy

Italian Easy focuses on casual, home-style Italian cooking. Superb Italian food needn't be time consuming or overly complex. The essence of Italian cooking is simplicity. Use the freshest seasonal ingredients possible, then use basic cooking techniques only to enhance the natural flavor of the food. Come join Deborah Mele of Italian Food Forever every other week for a new recipe.

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Italian Easy: Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp and Scallops

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Black squid ink pasta is paired with shrimp and scallops in a light white wine sauce in this Halloween-inspired pasta dish. More

Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp and Scallops

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Black squid ink pasta is paired with shrimp and scallops in a light white wine sauce in this Halloween-inspired pasta dish. More

Italian Easy: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup

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The combination of cauliflower and roasted peppers create a vibrantly colored, creamy soup perfect for those cooler fall days. More

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup

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The combination of cauliflower and roasted peppers create a vibrantly colored, creamy soup perfect for those cooler fall days. More

Pasta With Figs and Prosciutto

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A unique fall pasta dish that combines the luscious sweetness of ripe, fresh figs with the saltiness of prosciutto. More

Italian Easy: Pasta With Figs and Prosciutto

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A unique fall pasta dish that combines the luscious sweetness of ripe, fresh figs with the saltiness of thinly sliced prosciutto. More

Italian Easy: Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Tomatoes and Arugula

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Crispy, golden chicken cutlets are topped with peppery arugula and sweet cherry tomatoes in this quick and easy recipe. More

Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Tomatoes and Arugula

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Crispy, golden chicken cutlets are topped with peppery arugula and sweet cherry tomatoes in this quick and easy recipe. More

Italian Easy: Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Herbed Ricotta

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An end-of-summer pasta dish with cherry tomatoes and a dollop of creamy, herbed ricotta cheese. More

Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Herbed Ricotta

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An end-of-summer pasta dish with cherry tomatoes and a dollop of creamy, herbed ricotta cheese. More

Italian Easy: Grilled Octopus

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Octopus is first tenderized, then lightly grilled and dressed with lemon and olive oil. More

Italian-Style Grilled Octopus

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Octopus is first tenderized, then lightly grilled and dressed with lemon and olive oil. More

Italian Easy: Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans and Oven Roasted Vegetables

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Farro has a slightly nutty taste and a tender al dente texture that makes it ideal for salads. More

Italian Easy: Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans and Oven Roasted Vegetables

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Farro has a slightly nutty taste and a tender al dente texture that makes it ideal for salads. More

Italian Easy: Panzanella with Artichokes, Black Olives, and Capers

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As we move into the heart of summer and plump, juicy tomatoes begin to ripen on the vine, I start to crave panzanella. The simple, rustic salad from central Italy is made with stale bread and ripe tomatoes, epitomizing the classic Italian tradition of using leftover ingredients to create an amazing dish. More

Panzanella with Artichokes, Black Olives, and Capers

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As we move into the heart of summer and plump, juicy tomatoes begin to ripen on the vine, I start to crave panzanella. The simple, rustic salad from central Italy is made with stale bread and ripe tomatoes, epitomizing the classic Italian tradition of using leftover ingredients to create an amazing dish. More

Italian Easy: Spaghetti with Clams, Mussels, and Tomatoes

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This quick and easy seafood pasta recipe combines both fresh clams and mussels along with sweet cherry tomatoes. More

Spaghetti with Clams, Mussels, and Tomatoes

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This quick and easy seafood pasta recipe combines both fresh clams and mussels along with sweet cherry tomatoes and includes tips to ensure your seafood is fresh and prepared properly. More

Italian Easy: Pan Fried Whitefish with Artichokes, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Pan frying fish is a great way to cook any non-fatty filet. A coating of seasoned flour protects the flesh from direct heat and helps keep the fish moist, while also providing an appetizing golden brown exterior. More

Pan Fried Whitefish with Artichokes, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Pan frying fish is a great way to cook any non-fatty filet. A coating of seasoned flour protects the flesh from direct heat and helps keep the fish moist, while also providing an appetizing golden brown exterior. More

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