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  • Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese
    Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

    Penne Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese             Ingredients: 8 oz of penne pasta (I used Trader Joe’s High Fiber Pasta) 4 cups of water 1 cup low sodium chicken broth 5 cups broccoli florets (I used frozen) 1/2 Tbsp. basil leaves 1/4 tsp. ground pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 tsp. Parmesan cheese Instructions: In a large pot add water and bring to a boil. Then, add pasta and cook until done about 6 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the broth, basil, black pepper, garlic, and broccoli in a large skillet over medium heat bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the broccoli is tender-crisp. Add the pasta to the broccoli mixture and toss…

  • The Original Tiramisu of Italy
    The Original Tiramisu of Italy

    The Original Tiramisu of Italy             Today Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert. Originally, Tiramisu was made with yolks, honey, and a Cyprus Gewurztraminer.  The finest Mascarpone cheese comes right from Italy. For this reason, Galbani is my first choice for mascarpone. Also, Vermont Creamery is a good choice. Always make sure the mascarpone has a long use-by date. Old mascarpone can cause the tiramisu cream to be too loose to set properly This creme can be made at home and is– in reality – a lot easier to make than a great deal of Italian food. There are many suppliers of Mascarpone cheese in America if you’re an Italian food…

  • Risotto and the Veneto Region Italian Food
    Risotto and the Veneto Region Italian Food

    With so many different Italian food dishes it is hard to pick a favorite. However, for those who like risotto, Veneto is the region for you! Italian food varies greatly by region with each area presenting their own unique dishes and flavors. One of the most recognized Italian food dishes is Risotto and because of that Veneto is a must stop region for those travelers in Italy wanting to taste some excellent Italian food. Risotto is most simply a rice dish cooked very precisely. It is one of the most commonly ordered appetizers at Italian food restaurants. Yet for its amazing popularity, it is also one of the most common Italian food dishes to be botched. The key to a good risotto is to first…

  • Italian Sweets
    Italian Sweets

    The regional cuisine of Italy is surely a delight to the senses. With the pasta, seafood, savory meats and cheeses, and delicious crusty breads, it is hard to stop yourself from eating until you are packed full. However, if you do not remember to save a little room, you may miss out on the best part: dessert. No one does desserts quite like the Italians. From simple fruity finger foods to savory layered tortes, the Italian’s make desserts for every palette. From the chocolate lover to someone looking for something lighter and more refreshing, you are sure to find something to your looking in an Italian bakery. One of my favorite Italian desserts has been a staple of my Grandmother’s…

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