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Appetizers & Snacks, Featured, Italian, Vegetarian

Summer Bruschetta Three Ways

July 17, 2017
Summer Bruschetta Three Ways

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Ever have a summer afternoon to relax and unwind with a meaningful meal? Or friends stop by and you want a recipe idea that filling and easy to make?

We created three ideas for summer bruschetta perfect for special days. Each recipe is delicious alone or make all three.

This trio of summer bruschetta recipes is best served with great wine and good friends.


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Essentials, Italian, Pasta

Thick and Chunky Garden Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

June 13, 2017
Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

There are very few things in this culinary world that make me happier than spaghetti. You know what else makes me happy? Coming home to a kitchen smelling like crockpot heaven. This slow simmered Thick and Chunky Garden Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce is just that.

Pasta sauce heaven.

This delicious homemade pasta sauce is full of healthy and colorful vegetables. Fresh summer squash, zucchini, onions, sweet peppers and mushrooms simmer for hours and create a zesty sauce for your favorite pasta.

Plus, we made it super filling with a mixture of sweet Italian sausage and lean ground beef.  Can’t wait to twirl this around on a fork.

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Italian, Pasta, Soups

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

April 10, 2017

Crockpot Lasagna Soup is hearty and flavorful with all of the delicious flavors of your favorite lasagna.

This is one of the very best creations we have made.  Lean beef, stewed tomatoes, fresh zucchini and mushrooms are slow-simmered for hours. We even added broken lasagna noodles at the end. You can’t have lasagna without pasta, now can you?

So throw this crockpot soup recipe together today and enjoy a big bowl of…lasagna!

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Casseroles, Italian, Main Dishes, Mothers Day, Pasta

Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake

March 27, 2017
Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake

There are only five ingredients in this delicious Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake. Five! Fresh and healthy asparagus paired with sweet Italian sausage is a great combination.

Pick your favorite pasta or use what you have in your pantry. We used whole grain penne pasta for this main dish recipe. (Why? They are the same shape and size as the asparagus.)

All you do is prepare, stir, top with cheese and bake.

Hearty, saucy and yummy!

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Italian, Tailgate

Fast and Easy Pizza Sliders

February 5, 2017
Easy Pizza Sliders

These Easy Pizza Sliders are LOADED with meaty toppings. Layers of spicy pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and Italian sausage. But you can’t stop there. How about your favorite pizza sauce and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese?

Make these like we did, or change them up with your favorite pizza toppings. (See the bottom of this post for suggested flavor combinations from our Facebook readers.)

Easy Pizza Sliders are a breeze to make, bake and take to your next party.

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30 Minute or Less, Italian, Pasta, Salads

Balsamic Tortellini Pasta Salad

January 24, 2017
Balsamic Tortellini Pasta Salad

If you like pasta salad, you will L-O-V-E love Balsamic Tortellini Pasta Salad.

This fast and easy pasta recipe is full of flavor, and lightly dressed with a classic balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

Every bite is a mouthful of different flavors. One forkful is a cheese-stuffed tortellini with a tangy tomato and savory salami. The next bite, fresh cucumber, red onion and roasted red pepper.

This balsamic tortellini salad is an excellent side dish but hearty enough to make a complete meal.

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Italian, Main Dishes, Pasta, Soups

Italian Crockpot Pasta Fagioli

December 12, 2016
Crockpot Pasta Fagioli

My new favorite slow cooker meal is Italian Crockpot Pasta Fagioli. This simple and savory soup is an instant classic dinner recipe.

Featuring the cutest pasta ever and cannellini beans, this set it and forget it soup recipe is filling and delicious. (Yes, I said cute pasta. Ditalini is cute!)

If you are a fan of pasta fagioli, you have to try this. So get the recipe, jot down your shopping list and hop to it. You can thank us later.

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