Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Spicy Sausage

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You should make this for dinner. Tonight. Orecchiette with broccoli rabe and spicy sausage is one pasta dish that we truly keep on regular rotation in our house. My children LOVE it, and I make it often when we have company over.  It’s very quick and easy to make, and is usually on the table… 

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Penne with Roasted Eggplant and Melted Ricotta

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  Lidia Bastianich is one of my favorite go-to’s for Italian chefs. Her cookbook, Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen is one of my most well-loved and most used cookbooks. Her recipes are always authentic, relatable, and delicious, and this recipe is no exception.  The roasted eggplant is meaty and satisfying with a bit of a bite to… 

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Mushroom Risotto and Peas

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I try to keep arborio rice on hand at all times. It’s a great option for nights where I don’t have a whole lot of ingredients on hand, though I typically stock the basic ingredients needed to make risotto.  To make my basic risotto I  use: arborio rice, butter, olive oil, onion, white wine, chicken… 

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Roasted Branzino with Herbs and Lemon

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After a recent trip to my local Wegmans, I noticed that they had fresh, whole Branzino on ice, (aka, mediterranean seabass, bronzini, spigola, bronzino, etc..) which naturally peaked my attention, and I excitedly bought two. Branzino is a mild white fish with a firm texture and few bones. They’re not particularly large fish, only usually… 

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