Category: Italian

Orecchiette with Roasted and Sundried Tomatoes

From the Italian word meaning “little ears”, the small and delicately shaped noodle used in this recipe is a distinctly Puglian type pasta that melds beautifully with the simple and rustic sauce. “Topped with roasted grape tomatoes and grated cheese, orecchiette pasta is the ideal domed pasta shape for cradling savoury sun-dried tomato pesto and …

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Prosciutto Tortelloni With Rosée Sauce and Oyster Mushrooms

It is possible to enjoy delicious old fashioned home cooked dinners even on the busiest days of the week. No matter how little time you have with the kids’ activities, work and homework, there are now options available to help create delicious, nutritious meals in less than 15 minutes that your family will enjoy. For …

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Crimini Pasta by Daniele and Nina Polidoro

My dad has always believed in the importance of using real ingredients in the kitchen, no matter what the dish; so if you want high quality taste, use high quality ingredients. Using real butter and real cream is essential to this dish! Ingredients: • 1 ½ cups of 18% cream • 150 g (6 0z) butter …

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Vegan Italian Sausage and Sweet Pepper Penne

Start slow and simple if you’re looking to add plant-based offerings to your dinner repertoire. For example, this vegan take on a comfort-food favourite combines plant-based sweet Italian sausages with a handful of pantry staples.   Vegan Italian Sausage and Sweet Pepper Penne Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves: 6   Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, divided 1 pkg (400 g) PC plant-based sweet Italian sausage  2 onions, thinly sliced …

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Recipe: Basil Chicken Marsala

This chicken marsala recipe is rich in basil, which really gives it a garden fresh flavor. It also has generous amounts of prosciutto, which adds a wonderful natural saltiness to the recipe. There’s no cream in this recipe, because the flavors balance each other and stand out enough without extra creaminess. Marsala wine is an …

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What Is Pesto?

Simple Definition Pesto is a sauce that contains crushed up basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil. Simple, right? No, not quite because one unique quality of pesto is that it can take myriad forms. Versatility Is a Virtue Do any two pesto sauces taste exactly alike? No. Some may be similar to one …

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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

Trade up from white pasta to nutritious spaghetti squash While we all want to make healthy food choices, it can be tough and time consuming to identify the best ingredients. Fortunately, making one or two changes can have a big impact on the nutritional value of a dish. “Swapping an ingredient or two in a …

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David Rocco’s Pasta Al Forno

Master entertainer and celebrity chef David Rocco has been a guest and host in homes all around the world. Here, he shares tips to ensure your holiday entertaining runs smoothly: Start things off right: Nothing says welcome like a festive beverage upon arrival accompanied by a make-ahead charcuterie platter of nibbles. Keep it simple: Create a crowd-pleasing, …

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David Rocco’s Pasta Al Burro Di Giovanni

With the daily pressures of work, home, school, and activities, putting a delicious and easy meal on the table can seem like a daunting task. As a father of three, celebrity chef and cookbook author David Rocco has mastered the family-friendly meal. When time is of the essence, he relies on tried-and-true pasta dishes that …

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Recipe: Barilla Pronto Spaghetti with Balsamic Chicken

Whether you know your way around the kitchen like a chef or are still perfecting toast, we all face our share of culinary conundrums. Here’s a roundup of solutions to some common kitchen calamities: Does your water boil over? Place a spoon across the top of the pot to keep it from boiling over. Is your …

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