Shrimp in Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

This sun-dried tomato cream sauce is golden. It’s flavored with my favorites- sun dried tomatoes, garlic, onion and basil, over a creamy chicken broth and sherry background. I used one pound of fresh medium shrimp, but I’m sure you could use frozen. Just let them sit out while you prepare the sauce, and by then…

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Polenta Lasagna

Here comes a weeknight staple- ready instantaneously, simple, filling, and a lifesaver when dinner time comes a knocking. Can you guess what it might be? Lasagna, of course! But not just any lasagna- Polenta Lasagna! Because who doesn’t like those soft golden circles baked and bubbled up with some Italian chicken sausage and cheese? This recipe speaks…

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Roasted Tomato Almond Dip

This roasted tomato almond dip is exactly what I want my weekend to look like. I could easily make a meal out of a crusty baguette, cheese, a glass of red wine, and a good hearty dip. In fact, that’s usually my preference by the time the weekend comes around. This dip reminds me of hummus, but…

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Penne with Sausage and Basil

Friday night is usually pizza night, but tonight we’re going with a simple penne pasta covered in roasted cherry tomatoes, onions, and Italian sausage. Sometimes I feel like enjoying an easy pasta dinner that yields big flavor for little effort. Roasting some veggies and sausage in the oven is a great fix for that. Roasting…

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Juicy Italian Meatballs

Meet the juiciest meatballs you will ever eat. These are nothing short of great; crusty and dark brown on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. There are a couple key steps to help with the tenderness. In lieu of breadcrumbs, which can be drying, slices of white bread are soaked in grated onion…

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Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage

I was getting sad about the end of summer, but then I remembered soup. THIS soup, specifically. I’m a fan of tomato soup to begin with; I love the creaminess and richness of the tomatoes. But then add in spicy Italian sausage, cheesy tortellini, fresh spinach and basil, and you have everything you need. Plus…

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Homemade Marinara Sauce

I’m always on the lookout for a good homemade marinara sauce, since most brands that grocery stores carry are too salty for my taste. Simmer a pot of tomatoes, fresh basil and parsley, onions, and garlic for as long as you have time. The longer it simmers, the deeper the flavor. This recipe made enough…

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Roasted Tomato, Feta, and Thyme Flatbread

Slice this Mediterranean dish into wedges and serve as an appetizer with a light glass of white wine. The salty taste of feta perfectly balances the earthy tones of the oven roasted tomatoes.