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Minestrone, or "Big Soup," is another favorite Italian recipe that can be found on most Italian-American restaurant menus. It is as common as pasta in Italy, and every region, village and family has its own recipe.
By Pat Kennelly
Traditional pesto sauce starts with one very important ingredient: basil. Fresh basil is abundant around farmers markets and can also be found in any local grocery store. If you do purchase fresh basil to kick off your pesto sauce, you can stick the remaining basil leaves in a cup of water to keep them from drying out.
By Kristen Oliveri
For some of the best ravioli recipes, look no further than ravioli filled with several cheeses. Ricotta cheese is a good base because it is so creamy, and its flavor blends well with the flavors of other cheese.
By Helen Polaski
For the past several years, street side cafes across the country have been serving up delicious grilled sandwiches called "panini" sandwiches. Panini sandwiches first became popular in Italy, where coffee cart vendors would grill sliced focaccia breads stuffed with Italian meats and cheese, fresh herbs, and fresh vegetables.
By Grace Alexander
For vegetarian friends who love the taste of Italian food, but tend to shy away from the meat filling, why not try whipping up an eggplant lasagna recipe. It's perfect for dinner parties and even the voracious carnivores of the bunch will be pleased with this veggie dish.
By Kristen Oliveri
This recipe for bruschetta uses eggplant to add texture and flavor. Be sure that, when you're cooking the eggplant, it is fully cooled before combining it with the remaining ingredients.
By Kristen Oliveri
There's nothing like a plate of al dente pasta smothered in a fresh marinara sauce, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and accompanied by a green salad and piece of garlic toast. A good marinara sauce is easy to create and even easier to enjoy.
By Rachel Mork
Pasta comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. For many new cooks, choosing the right pasta for the perfect romantic dinner can be challenging. With the added component of flavor choices, selecting the right pasta almost seems overwhelming.
By Janet Grischy
Lasagna doesn't have to be the high-fat dish many people are accustomed to. In fact, it's easy to lower the fat in this Italian dish. After all, no one said you had to use pasta noodles. It's also incredibly easy to make vegetarian lasagna using a variety vegetables.
By Amy Brantley
Making pizza at home is easier than you might think. It takes a bit more time than ordering in, but the delicious oven-fresh results are well worth the extra time and effort.
By Jenney Cheever
Lasagna is a well-known and loved Italian recipe, which for generations mothers taught their children to make. It takes about five hours prep and bake, and the result is very delicious, a favorite amongst all.
By Beccalynn
These days, my creativity occurs mostly in the kitchen. And just as charcoal has a distinctive feel when held between fingers creating, thick, sweet dough also has a distinctive feel between fingers baking. Without a pasta roller, working with cannoli dough demands a certain patience. But finally, the dough is ready, then cut, molded, and fried. The results more than reward the effort. A truly happy calm comes from delicious homemade cannoli. Homemade mocha cannoli creates near euphoria.
By Stephanie Banfield
Pepperoni pizza is undisputedly the king of all pizza varieties, but finding the best recipe for pepperoni pizza depends entirely on personal taste. You may want more tangy tomato sauce, a little more creamy mozzarella or loads of spicy and rich pepperoni.
By Aysha Schurman
The history of pizza is a twisted tale of love and murder. Or maybe not. Nobody really knows because pizza does not have a specific birth date. Pizza was never actually invented by a single person. It has evolved into its present form over time.
By Aysha Schurman
Risotto is a creamy, traditional Italian dish made with rice. Pumpkin risotto gets its flavor and color from pumpkins, but butternut squash can be used as well.
By Cheryl Bowman
The value of pizza crust recipes is something often overlooked in a truly delicious pizza. The crust is the heart of the pizza, holding and blending all the other flavors together. The crust doesn't always have to be plain, though. Many pizza crust recipes can help spice up your usual pizza pie.
By Aysha Schurman
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