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Category Archives: Main dishes

Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

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“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” Frederico Fellini What It Is I came across that little gem by Fellini while trolling for sayings for my “Quotes from the Masters,” and I thought it would be the perfect intro for the pasta sauce recipe I have for you today. This is a raw tomato sauce (sort of a salsa), …

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Raclette

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WHAT IT IS Raclette is a type of cheese and also a manner for eating it.  It melts beautifully and easily, and in Switzerland you can find restaurants carving long, gooey slices from large hunks of raclette cheese, to be draped over potatoes and served up to grateful customers.  While in Germany, we discovered an appliance for do-it-yourself …

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Spinach and White Bean Soup

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My favorite wedding present is a cookbook.  It is called Grandmother Remembers—Family Recipes, and it is filled with handwritten recipes from my dear Nana.  I refer to it often.  Each time I open it, I give thanks for having this sweet woman in my life and for being Italian (at least by half).  This is her recipe …

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Penne Quattro Formaggi

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It’s time for some comfort food!  A big bowl of pasta smothered in cheese sauce fits the bill perfectly.  Today I have a recipe for you that I have adapted from one that was given to our family by my Italian friend, Concetta (but everyone called her Connie).  When my family first arrived in Munich, I knew …

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Pumpkin Risotto

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Today I give you a marriage. As a Hamburger-Helper ingénue living with an Italian family, I had my first introduction to risotto.  I was quite taken by the various ingredients that starred in this dish, my favorite by far being melone, or cantaloupe.  (This, I will share with you when cantaloupe is back in season.)  …

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