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Fresh tomato bruschetta is a perfect appetizer to serve at parties and family gatherings. The treat is actually low in fat and high in lycopene, a cancer fighting agent found in tomatoes. You can whip up this appetizer with one quick trip to the market. It's best to use the freshest ingredients. Once you make your bruschetta, you can refrigerate it for a few days to serve later in the week.
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
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
A great vegetable lasagna recipe combines alfredo sauce, veggies and a delicious cheese. Try experimenting with the veggies, like zucchini, asparagus, eggplant, mushrooms and tomatoes.
By Kristen Oliveri
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
Many variations on the traditional lasagna recipe are out there, including a white lasagna recipe. Vegetable lasagnas are healthy and just as satisfying as the meat-based ones.
By Kristen Oliveri
If you're like me you love pizza but not the calories. You want a healthier crust and a guilt-free, nutritious pizza that still tastes delicious.
Is the best gourmet pizza recipe made with thick crust or thin? Is New York pizza better or Chicago pizza? Or, if you live in New England-home to the highest concentration of pizza restaurants per capita-how about Italian-style pizza versus Greek? Often, what it comes down to is that the pizza you grew up with is the gourmet pizza you'll always love best.
By Mark Lo
Although home delivery is easy, making homemade pizza isn't as difficult or time-consuming as you think. In the time it takes you to place and receive your order you could be well on your way to more wholesome (and healthy) homemade pizza recipes.
By Aysha Schurman
This is the recipe for homemade pizza. (You can make 4 pizzas at once). It is not difficult to do it and it is the proven recipe. You must begin to make pizza in two with half hours prior to guest reception or lunch.
By irinaalek
Learn how to make homemade pizza using simple ingredients. The directions and tips here are easy enough for teenagers and adults to follow.
By Nicole Ayers
Good luck food is found in traditions across the globe. The idea of good luck food, and its consumption, unites cultures that range from China to Italy to the American South.
By Janet Grischy
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
Making homemade pasta can be time-consuming, but it can also be a fun cooking activity. Usually homemade pasta has a better flavor than commercially made dried pasta. By controlling what you put into your pasta, you may enjoy greater creativity with these homemade pasta recipes.
By Patricia Kennelly
This simple dish will make you feel like you're back home in Italy.
By Regina M. Tillman
Risotto is a creamy, traditional Italian dish made with rice. Wild mushroom risotto uses mushrooms to get its taste. You can change the taste of this dish by using different types of wild mushrooms.
By Cheryl Bowman
In recent years, these pressed sandwiches have exploded in popularity. Applying pressure to the outside while you cook them creates a crispy exterior, and a warm, gooey interior.
By Aaron Baer Harsha
By Gail Seymour
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