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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

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

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

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-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

Panzanella with Artichokes, Black Olives, and Capers

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 5 comments

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

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

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

Pasta alla Carbonara

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 18 comments

Classic Carbonara contains just a few ingredients and takes mere minutes to prepare. When properly executed, it's rich, creamy, and truly satisfying. More

Easy Beef Carpaccio with Arugula

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 1 comment

Beef carpaccio is a fabulous appetizer to serve when entertaining guests—it looks and tastes great and it's easy to prepare. More

Stromboli with Olives, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ham, Salami, and Cheese

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A Stromboli is made of bread or pizza dough, stuffed with various cheeses and Italian cured meats that is then rolled or braided to encase the filling before baking. More

Herb Ricotta Gnocchi With Quick Tomato Sauce

Italian Easy Deborah Mele 5 comments

I call ricotta gnocchi "fast food" Italian, as with just a little practice, you can make ricotta gnocchi in as little time as it takes you to boil the water to cook them in. This really is a dish, sauce included, that can be prepared and cooked in under 30 minutes which makes it a fabulous choice for busy mid-week meals. More

Risotto with Spring Peas, Ham, and Fontina Cheese

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This is a simple spring risotto dish created to showcase the first spring peas I was lucky to find this year that are combined with ham and creamy Fontina cheese. More

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