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Crazy Ciocchetti Carbonara

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 Peter Alfieri (January 10, 2009)  Pasta alla carbonara is an Italian dish based mainly on eggs, Romano cheese, and bacon. Carbonara recipes vary, though all agree that cheese (Romano or parmesan), egg yolks (or whole eggs), fatty pork, and black pepper are basic. It was invented some time in the middle of the 20th century. Like many recipes, the origins of the dish are obscure, and there are many contemporary legends .. (Pasta Dishes)

Top Secret Never Tell Neufchatel Alfredo

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 Peter Alfieri (January 10, 2009)  This alfredo sauce has it all; it's low fat, tasty, and easily made in 20 minutes, SHUSH don't tell. After all, it took quite a bit of thought and time for me to finally divulge the secrets you now see listed. product marketed as a healthier low-fat alternative to cream cheese. It is not identical to French Neufchâtel. American Neufchâtel is softer than cream cheese due to its higher .. (Pasta Dishes)

Baked Pasta With Sausage and Baby Portobello Mushroom White Sauce

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 Peter Alfieri (December 09, 2008)  Difficulty (Scale from 1-10): 6 Makes 1 pound of pasta (serves 6-8) Ingredients 1 pound dried penne pasta 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage taken out of it's casing 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 pound of baby Portobello mushrooms sliced 3 cloves of fresh garlic - pressed 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon rounded of salt 1/4 teaspoon of cracked black pepper 1/2 cup of .. (Pasta Dishes)

Did You Know Oregano Was Used For More Than Spaghetti Sauce?

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 Jimmy Woodall (October 31, 2008)  When someone says Oregano, most likely you will think in terms of cuisine. You would be right as most people think of Oregano as sauces and so forth. However, there are actual medicinal properties to Oregano as well. Oregano makes a luscious cup of savory tea that works nicely for gas, indigestion, bloating, coughs, urinary problems, bronchial problems, headaches, and swollen glands and . (Pasta Dishes)

Lasagna - Easy Flavor at a Cheap Price

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 Jacqui S Q (October 29, 2008)  Almost everyone I know likes lasagna. I think it is a popular food item for several reasons. Most folks like pasta in general; and when you add ground beef and a tomato or marinara sauce and cheese - voila! It makes for a meal that can't be beat! Italian foods have long been very popular throughout the world and lasagna is certainly no exception. Perhaps the simplicity in structure is .. (Pasta Dishes)

Save Time and Money With Lasagna on Your Menu

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 Jacqui S Q (October 29, 2008)  It is not a secret that Italian food is one of the most popular classes of food in the world and lasagna is king. Lasagna is an extremely versatile dish that can be changed and created in many new and tasty interpretations. The basic lasagna recipe calls for pasta, ground veal or ground beef, tomato sauce and ricotta cheese. This does not mean that this is the only way that people can .. (Pasta Dishes)

Enjoying Quick Cheap Meals Including Pasta Meals

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 John Hubert (September 06, 2008)  Preparing quick cheap meals isn't as easy as some may think. Sure, you could just throw together a few odd carrots, some spinach, perhaps a few lettuce leaves and call it a meal, but that's not really appetizing, and even a rabbit would most likely turn their nose up at something like that! A good quick meal to prepare is often something containing foods of a vegan diet. You could throw . (Pasta Dishes)

Versatile Pasta Provides Dinner Ideas For Anyone

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 Mary M. Thompson (September 01, 2008)  If there's a more versatile staple than pasta, I don't know what it might be. Its shapes - long and straight (fettucine, spaghetti) to short and curly (rotini) to rice-like (orzo) to beautiful bows (farfalle) - make it suitable for endless toppings and garnishes. Many stores also now carry pasta made from grains other than semolina wheat. You can find pastas made of rice flour, whole .. (Pasta Dishes)

A Meal That Will Please Anyone - Even Your Mother-in-Law

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 Jennifer Shelton (September 01, 2008)  I'm sure that you've noticed the price increases in your local grocery store. With the way our economy is today who can afford to purchase a variety of different ingredients to prepare a meal that will blow your guests away. I have the answer. . . .inexpensive, delicious and 5 minutes to prepare. The recipe is for Shrimp over linguine with Clam Sauce, oh so scrumptious. Here's what you . (Pasta Dishes)

Easy Italian Pasta Recipe - Pasta With Roasted Vegetables & Fresh Herbs

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 Ralph Serpe (August 20, 2008)  Here is a quick, easy and delicious summer Italian pasta recipe that you just have to make for dinner tonight. Anyone can make this. Your family will feel like they are eating at an authentic Italian restaurant after eating this dish. But before we get to this recipe, I would like to provide you with a few tips on how to buy the best quality ingredients for this dish. Tips For Buying .. (Pasta Dishes)

Italian Mother In Laws Cannelloni

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 Andrew J Smith (July 20, 2008)  This in my mother-in-law's Cannelloni recipe. I can never get enough of it. The mother-in-law is always welcome to stay but only if she cooks this recipe for me. One tip though make sure you use quality ingredients. With Italian cooking it really does make a huge difference to the final result: Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef salt & pepper to taste 2 cloves of garlic (minced) 1 egg .. (Pasta Dishes)

Basic Tomato Sauce For Pasta

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 Alan Beggerow (June 19, 2008)  A basic recipe that is good just as is, or add an endless variety of ingredients to suit your taste! 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion finely chopped 1 stalk celery finely chopped 1 small carrot finely chopped 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 28 ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes 1/2 of 6 ounce can tomato paste 3 tablespoons .. (Pasta Dishes)

Home Made Pasta

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 Alan Beggerow (June 19, 2008)  If you've got some time and are willing to put forth some effort, you can make your own home made pasta. The basic ingredients are: 3/4 cup unbleached white flour 1 egg pinch of salt That's it. Some folks use a little (1/2 teaspoon) extra virgin olive oil in their pasta, but it is optional. This recipe makes pasta enough for 2 regular servings, so if you want more increase the amounts . (Pasta Dishes)

All You Need is a Good Pasta Sauce the Basis For Any Buffet Style Graduation Party

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 Liz Rooney (June 18, 2008)  It doesn't take much to throw a good party, all you need is good food, good people and good conversation. This basic pasta sauce recipe can be multiplied and spread into various buffet style dishes quite easily. For example, you can choose to make a tray of meatballs with sauce. You can also make lasagna, manicotti, stuffed shells or baked ziti with this same sauce recipe. Obviously, .. (Pasta Dishes)

Authentic Italian Food - The Best on Earth

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 Andrew J Smith (May 30, 2008)  I married a great Italian cook and a lovely lady too. I then moved to Italy and boy did my views on Italian food change. Far more than just Pizza and Pasta, Italy is truly a gastronomic journey to paradise second to none. This is a land of pure eating pleasure and an absolute paradise for gastronomes and connoisseurs of fine wines. Surprisingly so much of it remains virtually .. (Pasta Dishes)

Fennel Broccoli and Sausage Pasta Recipe

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 Leah Quinn (May 30, 2008)  Fun loving pasta eaters, rejoice! The fennel, garlic and broccoli go very well with sliced sauteed sausage and freshly grated parmesan cheese along with the crumbled goat cheese - ciao bella! Quick and easy meal to help sneak in some veggies to unsuspecting teenagers and hubbys everywhere! Ingredients: 2 or 3 each hot and sweet sausage links, semi-frozen 2 small crowns of fresh .. (Pasta Dishes)

Is Whole Wheat Pasta Really Healthier?

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 Jessica Ackerman (April 13, 2008)  Whole-wheat pasta is generally known to be better for you because whole-wheat pasta contains the entire grain seed. Whole-wheat pasta contains vitamins, minerals and fiber, some of which are lost in the refining process when pasta is made from refined and processed flour. The main reason that so many people prefer processed pasta, to whole-wheat pasta, is that the processed pasta has a . (Pasta Dishes)

Secrets on How to Make the Healthiest Pasta on the Planet

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 Eve Zhu (March 03, 2008)  If you want to make a thoroughly healthy, tasty and simple pasta for all the family, then try this one below. Always a success with every age! 1. Buy certified organic spelt pasta. Freshly made is best, but alternatively, nothing beats the flavors of certified organic pasta. 2. Slowly simmer 3 cups in filtered water with a pinch of Celtic sea salt. I usually simmer for about 10 .. (Pasta Dishes)

My Granny's Chicken Marengo

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 Andrew J Smith (February 25, 2008)  I have lived in Italy for close on ten years and of the many things I love perhaps the food is top of the list. Eating in Italy is a serious business. Some of the best meals you will ever eat in Italy aren't to be found in restaurants but in people's homes. The true top chefs of Italian cuisine are the Italian Mammas found throughout this beautiful land. Chicken Marengo is just such a . (Pasta Dishes)

Perfect Pasta

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 Harwood E Woodpecker (February 13, 2008)  Making pasta is very simple - you just need a little bit of patience. To make egg pasta use a ratio of 100g of 00 (double zero) flour to every medium-sized egg. 100g of pasta is enough for one person. Mix the two together until you obtain soft, elastic dough. It should be like pinching the bottom of a baby, although I'm not sure you can say that nowadays! When the dough is at the right . (Pasta Dishes)

Low Fat Pastas - Pastas For All

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 Nachiketa Mishra (February 05, 2008)  Low fat pastas have made it possible for pasta-lovers to satisfy their temptation without compromising on the calorie chart prescribed by their health consultant. Pastas with low fats are especially helpful if you are required to maintain a low carbohydrate diet, be it for your fitness or due to some health reason like diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity. The health-friendliness of . (Pasta Dishes)

Pasta Salad - The Versatile Meal Solution

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 Harwood E Woodpecker (February 05, 2008)  Every one loves pasta. The overall beauty of pasta is its versatility, from a basic tomato sauce to a carbonara or tomato and meatball sauce to a rocket, pesto and pine nut pasta salad you can't help but be tempted by one form or another. When making a past salad the first thing that you need make sure you get right is the pasta, seems obvious really but so many people get it wrong. .. (Pasta Dishes)

The Best Italian Pasta Books

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 Andrew J Smith (January 11, 2008)  A good English language pasta book is hard to find. Sounds silly doesn't it, after all there are so many of them on the market. Ten years of living in Italy and being married to a wonderful Italian chef (also a great lady) has helped me to realize that most of the pasta cook books on the market are not at all “authentic. " The pasta dishes in Italy are just so wonderful and so .. (Pasta Dishes)

Homemade Lasagna

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 Andrew J Smith (January 08, 2008)  I have lived in Italy for ten years and I love Italian food. In fact I seem to love it more with each passing day. This lasagna recipe is one of my favorites. Ingredients 8 oz. Italian Prosciutto, chopped 8 oz. Lasagna pasta noodles, cooked 16 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped 1 cup Ricotta cheese 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, sliced thin 1 medium onion, .. (Pasta Dishes)

Authentic Italian Cookbooks

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 Andrew J Smith (December 30, 2007)  Most Italian recipe and cookbooks are not at all authentic. You might eat some tasty meals, but they most certainly won't be anything like the cuisine of Italy. I was amazed when I moved to Italy ten years ago to find that certain dishes like Pasta Alfredo don't even exist in Italy. Ten years later I am much the wiser. With the help of my Italian wife I have selected some of the most .. (Pasta Dishes)

Pizza Casserole With Three Cheeses, a Dish Family, Friends, and Surprise Guests Will Love

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 Harriet Hodgson (December 20, 2007)  Holidays are a time to visit with family, friends, and unexpected guests. These visits are fun for everyone, a time to catch up on news and make plans for the future. While making plans is easy, making dinner can be hard. Can you make a meal that young kids, teens, parents, and grandparents will enjoy? Yes, and it is Pizza Casserole, a blend of healthy pasta, lean ground beef, pizza .. (Pasta Dishes)

Five Great Pasta Dishes For Students To Microwave

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 Ross Wharton (June 24, 2007)  Pasta is one of the great energy foods in the world and great quick meal can be knocked out in your microwave in no time at all. Cooking pasta in a microwave oven is extremely easy and with the versatility of pasta an enormous number of meals can be created. Here's five tasty and quick meals for all you students out there. All of these recipes are based on you using an 8000 watt .. (Pasta Dishes)




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