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a pasta bowl filled with lightly creamy mushroom pasta sprinkled with grated Grana Padano

Easy Creamy Pioppini Mushroom Pasta (Pasta con Funghi e Panna)

This is the best light and creamy mushroom pasta recipe! Creamy garlic mushroom sauce gets its delicious forest flavor and perfectly “meaty” texture from one of our favorite stars of the fungi family — Italian Velvet Pioppini mushrooms. And this easy pasta is ready in less than 30 minutes. Earthy, […]

deep red spaghetti with beef ragù in a pasta bowl

The Best Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Beef (Spaghetti con Ragù)

This easy beefy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is the best! Not only is it super quick and ready in just about 35 minutes, but it uses just 7 ingredients and it freezes really well making mid-week meal prep a cinch. Which by all standards, makes this a perfect spaghetti sauce […]

a slice of prosciutto cotto and mozzarella lasagna with cheese and tomato sauce oozing out

Easy Authentic Italian Prosciutto Cotto and Mozzarella Lasagna

This is the easiest lasagna recipe you’ll ever make and it could not be more delicious. Mama A’s melty delicious Italian ham and mozzarella lasagna is filled with layers of fresh egg lasagna, delicate slices of prosciutto cotto (Italian cooked ham), generous helpings of shredded mozzarella, grated Grana Padano cheese, […]

square pasta with sausage and with chopped chives sprinkled on top and grated Grana Padano cheese

Spicy Abruzzo Ventricina & Salsiccia Pasta (w/Gold-Drawn Pasta)

This lightly creamy spicy pasta recipe encompasses everything I want in a comforting bowl of pasta —  chewy artisanal Abruzzese Verrigni gold-drawn pasta (even more porous than delicious bronze-drawn pasta), Italian salsiccia, piquant Abruzzo Ventricina salami, garlic, herbs, onions, carrots, a little wine, and a splash of cream come together […]

a large rectangular piece of lasagna in a pasta bowl

Abruzzese Almost-Bolognese (Lasagna al Ragù w/Porcini Béchamel)

This melty, cheesy, saucy, beefy lasagna al ragù uses whole sheets of golden fresh egg pasta layered with tomato and beef white wine sauce, creamy porcini béchamel, grated Grana Padano, and mozzarella cheese. It’s full of flavor and it’s much quicker than making authentic Lasagna Bolognese (which you should also […]

3 turkey tinga tacos in hard tortilla shells with hot sauce drizzled on top

Easy Turkey Tinga Tacos (Best Way to Use Up Leftover Turkey)

Turkey tinga tacos are the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey but we love them so much we make them year-round. They’re smoky, tangy, a little bit spicy and so good it’s hard to believe how quick and easy they are to make. And don’t worry if you […]

swedish meatballs smothered in a pan gravy on top of a bed of white rice

Easy Classic Swedish Meatballs with Cream Gravy (Köttbullar)

This authentic Swedish meatball recipe is ready in just about 35 minutes. Smothered in a rich flavorful cream sauce, these little meatballs pair perfectly with a side of rice or mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam or this 10-minute fruitti di bosco sauce. Plus, they’re a cinch to make — perfect […]

Pan-seared golden brown butterflied turkey thigh with herbs, olive oil, and halved shallots in a cast iron skillet

Easy Oven-Roasted Turkey w/Shallots & Herbs

This tender juicy oven-roasted turkey recipe is delicious and ready in just under an hour. Seasoned with shallots, garlic, and our favorite fall herbs, it’s just as perfect to make for healthy mid-week meals as it is for anyone looking for a much easier roasted turkey option for Thanksgiving (or […]

delicious golden brown grilled chicken shawarma with a sprig of fresh oregano on top

Best Ever 15-Minute Grilled Chicken Shawarma

This delicious grilled chicken shawarma recipe is bursting with Middle Eastern flavors and it takes just 15 minutes to make.  Juicy tender grilled (or pan-seared) chicken thighs get a generous dusting of my easy DIY shawarma seasoning that is full of warm, smoky, spicy, tangy, and well-balanced flavors giving you […]

golden brown chicken and pork meatballs in a ceramic dish sprinkled with grated parm and chives

Best Ever Chicken and Pork Meatballs (with Chicken-only Option)

These baked chicken and pork meatballs are delicious and can be used for just about any kind of dinner you’re in the mood for. Add them to your favorite spaghetti sauce, toss them in your favorite pan gravy and serve them with mashed potatoes, make a meatball slider, or eat […]

summer fresh tomato and zucchini pasta sprinkled with Grana Padano cheese

Easy Italian Summer Garden Spaghetti w/Zucchini & Fresh Tomatoes

This is hands down one of the best-tasting garden-fresh pasta recipes to cook right now. In fact, it’s so delicious we ate it for lunch four times last week. All you need is a little extra virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots (or onion), zucchini, and a variety of vine-ripened Italian […]

argentinian red shrimp perfectly cooked on a grill pan

4-Minute Perfectly Grilled Argentinian Red Shrimp

If you’ve seen our post on how to perfectly pan-sear shrimp, you know we love sweet Argentinian Red shrimp for their delicate texture and their natural sweetness. For this grilled red shrimp recipe, we add a bit of delicious smoky flavor to them before a quick 4-minute cook in a […]

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (Homemade Dressing w/Parm Croutons)

If you’re a fan of Caesar Salad, (like Chili’s Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad circa the late 90s and early aughts), I think you’ll love this homemade grilled chicken Ceasar Salad recipe. Each component is incredibly simple to make from scratch — homemade Parmesan and herb-coated (featherlight) crispy croutons, umami-rich Caesar […]