Italian recipes

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    ''Sure to Please'' Chicken Cacciatore

    • I like to prepare dishes for guests that allow me to enjoy their company. In order to do this, I select dishes that can be prepared before the...
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    Aglio e Olio with Shrimp

    • For the simple pleasures of southern Italy's exuberant pasta delights, start with a full-bodied flavourful olive oil then toss with garlic and...
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    Almond Anisette Biscotti: Italian cookie recipe

    • This well-known twice-baked cookie has the licorice scent and flavour of anise. Some variation of this Italian cookie recipe is always found at...
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    Amaretti: Italian cookie recipe

    • Since amaretti are usually bought in decorative tins, this is a great Italian cookie recipe to have in your repertoire – with the added bonus...
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    Antipasto and Canadian Cheese Salad

    • In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook broccoli just still crunchy-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water. Drain well and pat dry....
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    Antipasto Platter

    • Scout farmer's markets for tasty offerings from local cheesemongers and butchers selling house-made salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and other dry...
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    Antipasto Tomato Salad

    • All the savoury flavours of an antipasto platter are present here. For a hearty main-course salad, add 1 cup (250 mL) cubed salami.
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    Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Linguine

    • From chopping board to supper table in 15 minutes, this pasta uses artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes for a piquant touch.
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    Artichoke Pesto Linguine

    • This fresh pesto comes together in minutes while the pasta is cooking. Its light taste and spring-green colour brightens up any table. Since you...
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    Artichoke, Leek and Mushroom Cannelloni

    • Fresh homemade cannelloni are a cinch to make—all you need to do is cut, fill and roll! Piping the filling onto the pasta makes for a mess-...
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    Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pancetta Gemelli

    • Squeeze juice from 2 of the lemons into large bowl; add 3 cups water. Set aside. Work with 1 artichoke at a time and rub all cut edges with...
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    Baked Farfalle with Prosciutto and Mushrooms

    • This dish is perfection when you're short on time, simply prepare and refrigerate the unbaked dish for up to 24 hours before you want to serve it.
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    Baked Gnocchi in Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce

    • Casseroles need not be an all-day affair to make and bake. Here's a quick one for any busy night.
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    Baked Sausage and Pepper Pasta With Mozzarella and Provolone

    • This Italian household favourite is a sure hit with any crowd. The freeze-ahead part is a flavourful sausage-and-tomato sauce. Just thaw, toss with...
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    Baked Tortellini Casserole

    • Who does not like a baked pasta - This is fully flavoured so both kids and adults will love it.
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    Basic Tomato and Cheese Pizza

    • Top with your favourite ingredients.
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    Basil Pesto for Pizza

    • In small dry skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat, shaking pan often, until light golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to food processor and let...
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    Beer-Can Chicken with Italian Spices

    • The chicken sits on the can of beer while it cooks into tender juiciness. You can also use de-alcoholized beer for a nonalcoholic version.
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    Bittersweet Amaretti Bark

    • Chunky amaretti cookies give this bark great texture and crunch.
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    Black Olive Olivata

    • A spoonful of this spread stirred into hot pasta or tomato-based soup brings Provence or Tuscany right to your table. For nibbling with a glass of...
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    Bolognese Sauce

    • Serve this rich meat sauce on spaghetti or other long pasta. The sauce tastes even better if you make it a day ahead and refrigerate it overnight...
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    Braised Pork Loin

    • Braising in milk may seem unusual, but it's a tradition in Italy. Although the milk curdles while it cooks, don't be alarmed: pureeing the cooking...
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    Braised Short Rib Ravioli with Porcini Mushroom Jus

    • Tender beef, sharp cheese and fresh herbs elevate simple pasta dough into elegant ravioli that are packed with flavour. Pulsing the ingredients...
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    Breaded Eggplant and Canadian Mozzarella Sandwich

    • Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; set aside. Place flour into shallow dish. In second shallow dish, whisk eggs. In...
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    Bunnys Spaghetti Bake

    • This is a terrific recipe for a crowd, on a cold winter night, or for a potluck. This was passed on to me from my Grade One teacher, forty five...
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    Cacio E Pepe

    • This classic Roman dish is typically made using tonnarelli or pici pasta, which are slightly thicker versions of spaghetti. It tastes best when...
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    Calamari in Tomato White Wine Sauce

    • Holding calamari tube, pull off head and tentacles; set aside. Rinse squid tubes under cold water, rubbing off purplish skin. Pull out and discard...
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    Canadian Three-Cheese Spinach Pizza

    • On lightly floured surface, roll out dough into 14-inch (35 cm) round; centre on greased pizza pan. Brush with oil; sprinkle with garlic, pepper...
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    • This meal requires a little effort but the rewards are well worth it.
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    • This is my favorite recipe when company comes. Many of the steps can be done a day or two ahead of time which leaves you more time with your guests.