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Penne all'arrabbiata ('Angry' Penne in a Spicy Tomato Sauce)

Penne all'arrabbiata ('Angry' Penne in a Spicy Tomato Sauce)

Here's another signature dish of Roman cooking, penne all'arrabbiata or 'angry' penne, perfect for an impromtu…

Frank Fariello
Feb 2010
Advanced
5 votes
5286 views
A no bake dessert that is fast and pretty: Ricotta Truffles

A no bake dessert that is fast and pretty: Ricotta Truffles

Ricotta truffles are easy to make and you can use a variety of coatings according to your taste. It takes very…

Patricia Turo
Aug 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
6762 views
Strozzapreti ai funghi ('Priest-strangler' pasta with mushrooms)

Strozzapreti ai funghi ('Priest-strangler' pasta with mushrooms)

This mushroom sauce may be the simplest sauce for pasta of all.

Frank Fariello
Feb 2010
Advanced
3 votes
5227 views
Maccheroni al limone. Sardinia Island.

Maccheroni al limone. Sardinia Island.

Sardinia, a beautiful island. I've always tried to understand his people and of course cuisine. It was not…

CHEFMAURIZIO
Nov 2010
Professional
3 votes
3085 views
Milly's Tortellini Salad

Milly's Tortellini Salad

Fresh herbs and the vinegrette make this dish fantastic and memorable. Truly an Italian flavor. This makes a very large batch and is great to…

Milly Bossert
Jul 2008
Advanced
5 votes
8753 views
creamy CANNOLI maple syrup RICOTTA filling

creamy CANNOLI maple syrup RICOTTA filling

I'll leave the authenticity to the ones who do it best. In the meantime, I've enjoyed tinkering with this…

Foodessa
Jun 2010
Advanced
3 votes
3748 views
Shrimp in Green Garlic Sauce

Shrimp in Green Garlic Sauce

Wow, this is a really powerful and delicious dish. If you are looking for subtle flavors, search elsewhere. But if you're in the mood for a…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
5 votes
4416 views
Italian Style Shrimp Cocktail My Late Mom's Recipe

Italian Style Shrimp Cocktail My Late Mom's Recipe

The late Margaret Ann Fanelli Colenzo's recipe. Mom was a great cook. Simple and always with love. Hope you…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
4 votes
6707 views
Anginetti: Lemon Drop Cookies

Anginetti: Lemon Drop Cookies

Deliciously light, lemony, and zesty. An easy cookie to make and it looks terrific on any party tray.

Joanne
Sep 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
4308 views
Cannellini bean hummus

Cannellini bean hummus

This bean dip is similar to regular hummus, but a little creamier and smoother. Serve it with pita bread, pita crackers or vegetable dippers. It…

Frosted Flaker
Aug 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
580 views
NUTTY flourless cookie CRISPS < Brutti ma Buoni >

NUTTY flourless cookie CRISPS < Brutti ma Buoni >

Got a few egg whites left over from a recipe? Here's a super easy crispy, flourless cookie called < Brutti…

Foodessa
Apr 2010
Advanced
3 votes
3587 views
Pasta Primavera, Fat Free

Pasta Primavera, Fat Free

This classic Italian pasta made just as flavorul and fulfilling without any added fat (ok, maybe the cheese).

Joanne
Sep 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
2267 views
Kickin Chicken Riggies

Kickin Chicken Riggies

This pasta dish is native to Central NY. You can find it served in many restaurants. I am a gradualte of the Culinary Institute of America and I…

Ramona Waldecker
Sep 2010
Professional
1 vote
3366 views
Calamari, Scallops and Lemon Fritto Misto

Calamari, Scallops and Lemon Fritto Misto

This is a delicious, easy to prepare Italian antipasto. Make sure you serve it hot. Close your eyes and…

Joyce Leung
Jun 2008
Intermediate
3 votes
9721 views
CLEVER on ROASTED GARLIC cloves

CLEVER on ROASTED GARLIC cloves

An incredible way to simply roast GARLIC to its rich caramel luscious state. Here is my very clever method on how to roast garlic to get the…

Foodessa
Aug 2010
Advanced
6 votes
3863 views