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An easy Alfredo
This is what I use on my ‘house’ pizzas to sass things up. If you bought it, it would be $7-$20 depending on the brand. Homemade it’s custom tailored to your taste and a bargain gourmet item from your own pantry. You can make other flavors of this oil, using the method in the recipe (Asian ginger garlic, or Thai or Greek, etc.)
This recipe is relatively low in fat but incredibly wonderful. You can use pre-cooked lasagna noodles, or par-boil regular lasagna (or fresh pasta if it is available). It is the most flavorful, restaurant-style lasagna you will ever make.It reheats well (or freezes) and is just the thing for end of winter.
You can use pre-cooked lasagna or par boil regular lasagna. If you can find a more ambrosial tasting lasagna, please share it. It is lite, has an additive garlic bechamel going on, and makes use of surplus zucchini. This is sumptuous and despite the steps it takes: easy; despite the rich flavor – it is also somewhat lower fat. Using zucchini thus saves you from one more zucchini bread. Spinach can also be used in this recipe with the zucchini or instead of (steam, drain and chop it fine).
Three dimensions of tomatoes tease your palate: fresh, plum tomatoes, ground up sun-dried tomatoes, and a cup of jarred spaghetti sauce. Mamma mia !
Say bravo to the zestier, most full-bodied, lively sauce you ever had.
This batch is great for a nice supper, and then toss a bit, each day, with another type of cooked pasta or grill some fish or chicken with it on top. It only gets better as it ages.
If you make this once, you will never, ever by a mix (you know, those dry packets?) again. This makes a silky, lightly cheese sauce over tender noodles. I vote for De Cecco pasta unless I have fresh pasta on hand. You can also use bowtie pasta, linguini, spaghettini, anything you like. Freshly grated parmesan is a must.
Sausages and Peppers is a rustic Italian dish you can find in Italy and in the American north east, wherever there is an Italian community. Most times, it is onions, peppers and sausages sautéed together and served on pizzas or atop crusty rolls. In this case, the dish ends up in the oven with some pasta and parmesan cheese thrown in. It is so, so good and so simple. You can use turkey sausage if you like but it’s best with a mix of hot and sweet Italian sausages. You can omit the pasta and serve it on top of a pasta of your choice. Sue uses Pecorino Romano cheese; I use both pecorino and parmesan for smoothness with a bit of bite and she uses spaghetti in her dish whereas I prefer a more robust pasta such as rotini (most sausage and pepper recipes do not use the pasta)
This sunny and oh-so-gourmet treat is justifiably trendy and a perfect spring pizza. It calls for rustic pizza dough, some herbs, garlic, lots of fresh lemon juice and arugula. When I have the time, I make a Garlic Hollandaise sauce which is smeared on before the rest of the toppings. The deep yellow colour and tangy taste offers some extra sunshine on a pizza that is already a winner.
A lovely way to enjoy sweet paprika. Works as a side or on its own.
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Baked in muffin cups, this creamy, irresistibly cheesy Mac and Cheese bakes up into a perfect snack food, that is great for kids or dining for one. I make about a dozen Mac and Cheese muffins with this recipe and put the rest in a small casserole (that serves 1-2 people) Mac and Cheese which I freeze and heat up another time. Swop panko crumbs instead of soda cracker crumbs – either way, you’ll have a crisp, buttery top.