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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2011
Professional
13 votes
12873 views
Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

This tender filet is bursting with flavor. Starting with a mouth watering filet, portabello mushrooms, shrimp,…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
5 votes
9621 views
This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

This Is It Spaghetti Sauce

Everybody who cooks has a great spaghetti sauce. This is mine, after years of perfection. It's lowfat, It's vegetarian, It's deep, rich, and…

Gabriel Denison Chandler
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
664 views
Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Golumpkis (Polish stuffed cabbage rolls)

Try something a little different: Have a Polish food festive dinner party!

Debi Shawcross
Mar 2010
Professional
3 votes
8207 views
Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

Almond Crusted Stuffed Haddock with Shrimp in wine butter

A buttery wine sauce swimming around a white fish that has been stuffed with shrimp, bread crumbs, garlic, that…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
21 votes
5194 views
crab ravioli with grilled lobster in saffron cream sauce

crab ravioli with grilled lobster in saffron cream sauce

For a luscious meal that can be made in 1/2 hour, this recipe has always been a sure thing.

Seduction Meals
Sep 2008
Intermediate
2 votes
11586 views
Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore in cuisine refers to a meal prepared “hunter style” with meat, tomatoes, onions, herbs, wine (and depending on region and availability…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
2 votes
1762 views
Braised Beef & Tortellini with Marsala Wine Sauce

Braised Beef & Tortellini with Marsala Wine Sauce

I had this same meal at Olive Garden and had to come home and find a similiar recipe- I found a recipe that was…

Katie J.
Mar 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
8280 views
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna laced with garden vegetables makes a healthier pasta alternative to traditional lasagna. Don’t let the list of ingredients daunt you. I just…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
3006 views
Skinny and Delicious Chicken and Eggplant Pasta for 326 Calories!

Skinny and Delicious Chicken and Eggplant Pasta for 326 Calories!

We know it’s a mouthful but we’re talking real Italian comfort food here.…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Oct 2010
Professional
5 votes
1941 views
Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
10 votes
1359 views
Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

For a romantic dinner, try this superb shrimp, sauteed in a buttery, garlic and lemon wine sauce. It doesn’t…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Feb 2012
Professional
3 votes
856 views
Romanian Mititei (Little Sausages)

Romanian Mititei (Little Sausages)

This is a great traditional recipe for Romanian Mititei. Mititei are skinless sausages, usually grilled, and…

Teodora Pogonat
Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1770 views
Pork Tenderloin Wellington

Pork Tenderloin Wellington

Many of you have most likely heard of Beef Wellington; however, how about getting Pork in on the action? Presenting Pork Wellington, with all the…

Nick Roche
Nov 2010
Advanced
2 votes
1844 views
Beef & Bacon Meatballs with Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Beef & Bacon Meatballs with Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Sometimes my food experiments go right and this one certainly did: an every day meatball kicked up a notch with…

Salad Foodie
Feb 2013
Professional
3 votes
673 views