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Quick Blender Pizza Sauce

Lots of substitutions can be made to make this recipe your own. Oven-roasted plum tomatoes from last summer’s garden were the highlight in my sauce. They keep well in the freezer and, when thawed, are still moist and lightly coated with olive oil. 161 more words

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Peter's Wet Polenta and Tomato Layers

Once I had a lovely older Italian man as a hairdresser. He was amazing. As we molded my hair into some shape and varied colour upon colour, we discussed cooking, fashion and food. 307 more words


Pasta con Ceci

While I’ve made versions of this dish before, this was a great, quick, super pared down version via Food52.

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling…
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This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Middle East”. This one had to take some thinking because admittedly, I do not know a lot about middle eastern foods and the ones I do know, I have made before. 407 more words


The Big Ragu!

If you ever watched Laverne & Shirley, then the chances are good that you’re familiar with Carmine “the Big Ragu” Ragusa, one of the recurring characters on the show portrayed by Eddie Mekka. 711 more words

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Guava BBQ Sauce

I needed a new kid friendly sauce for wings, though this sauce would be great on any meat.


2 T Butter

1 Medium Shallot, finely diced… 77 more words


Ingredient: Red Sauce Base

In this post, I’ve described how to make a base for Italian red sauces.  This is an ingredient or a first step to many Italian recipes and (generally) is not something that would stand on its own.   1,249 more words