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Have you ever wondered what type of pizza pan your favorite pizzeria uses? How do they get the crust so perfect? Different pizzerias use different pans, but you can find out which pizza pan will produce the results you want.
By Amy Brantley
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
The art of cooking pasta is one that will be worth the effort to perfect. Pasta is a delicious basic building block of many dishes that can ruin even the best recipe when cooked incorrectly .
By Elece Hollis
Simple how-to for Bruschetta at home. Serve as an appetizer, snack, party hors d'oeuvre, or bring along as a side dish.
By Chef Lisa
A simple, delicious recipe for pizza dough approved by kids and adults alike
By Luca Noir
Pasta with marinara is an age old favorite for those nights you need a quick dinner. But after a while the same-old, same-old can wear on your tastebuds. So if you're tired of your typical red sauces and alfredo sauces, here are two exotic new toppings for your pasta.
By Aisling Ash
Bolognese sauce is one of the most recognized Italian sauces throughout the world. The sauce originated in the small town of Bologna, Italy. Natives traditionally serve the sauce with tagliatelle pasta, but others have grown to eat their bolognese sauce atop penne, rigatoni or spaghetti.
By Kristen Oliveri
Butternut squash ravioli is an excellent pasta dish for diabetics or those who are interested in watching their waistlines. With only 82 calories per serving, and no fat, squash is low in calories and filled with plenty of good-for-you nutrients.
By Helen Polaski
Give the classic boiled ravioli a twist by dropping the raviolis in hot oil instead of water. Deep-fried ravioli is just as light on the inside, but crunchy and golden outside.
By Aaron Baer Harsha
If you like flavorful Mexican food, you'll love a twist on an Italian classic: Mexican lasagna. The recipe calls for many of the same ingredients included in tacos, burritos or quesadillas. The only trick is to sandwich those beans, corn, meats and seasonings into the lasagna noodles.
By Kristen Oliveri
Traditional ravioli filling recipes include beef, pork or cheese. All three are equally delicious options. While meat ravioli might appear more filling, cheese ravioli is every bit as satisfying and, ounce for ounce, has equal portions of protein.
By Helen Polaski
Cooked hands might not sound appetizing, but this literal translation of an Italian favorite-manicotti-describes the traditional method of using crepes to make manicotti stuffed with ricotta and grated cheese, resulting in a lighter fare than the modern manicotti recipes served now.
By LuAnn Schindler
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
Homemade pizza is not only delicious, it's frugal. The trick is to learn how to make homemade pizza dough that rivals the pros.
By MRaasay
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
Mozzarella in carroza was one of the first Italian appetizers I learned how to cook. It's simple to assemble, quick-cooking and delicious. Unlike fried mozzarella, which can be found on many Italian menus, this is the more traditional fried mozzarella sandwich.
By Pat Kennelly
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