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Italian Chocolate and Black Pepper Cookies

Italian Chocolate and Black Pepper Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : baking, chocolate, cookies, easy, food, Italian, recipe, spicy on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Today’s cookies are a trial for a classic Italian cookie cake that I will be making later this month for our choir’s Christmas concert. These were made as a Thanksgiving dessert designed for everyone to enjoy, including my father-in-law who isn’t much a fan of sweets. Instead of making a mince pie or something else
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Limoncello

Limoncello
Posted in : alcohol, cheap, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, intermediate, Italian, lemon, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Limoncello is an Italian liqueur made with lemon peels, alcohol, sugar, and patience. If you want to put your leftover naked lemons to use, make a double batch of this recipe and then use the fruit and any leftover alcohol to make hard lemonade (or regular lemonade)! This is a set-it-and-forget-it recipe with a quick prep
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Pesto Chicken and Zucchini Pasta

Pesto Chicken and Zucchini Pasta
Posted in : 21, alcohol, booze, cheap, cheese, chicken, dinner, easy, food, foodie, healthy, Italian, noodles, one pan, pasta, recipe, sauce, scratch, summer, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Don’t let the ingredient list fool you, this recipe is super easy, super healthy, and super filling. It can also easily be converted into a vegetarian recipe by swapping out the chicken for some extra firm or firm tofu. Make it vegan with a cheese substitute. When we make this recipe (as I try to
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Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Posted in : bake, classic, dinner, easy, food, healthy, Italian, sauce, tomatoes, vegetables, vegetarian, veggies on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Eggplant is kind of a strange fruit. It’s mostly water, and other than providing a reasonable amount of dietary fiber (about 5 grams per cup of eggplant), it really doesn’t have much else to offer on its own. However, its blandness and lack of… everything makes it a great vehicle for sauces, breadings, and other
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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
Posted in : advanced, cast iron, cheese, chicken, dinner, food, intermediate, Italian, recipe, sauce, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I have been loving my new cast iron skillet! Now that I know how to clean it, I’ve been using it almost weekly, and the dinners that come out of it are out of this world. Personally, I’m a fan of chicken and fish, and now that I’ve ventured into the realm of cast iron
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Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Posted in : basil, chicken, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, Italian, tomatoes, Uncategorized, vegetables, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb

I haven’t posted a dinner in a while, so I figure that it’s about time I did. Chicken is one of those meats that’s generally agreeable, even with hardcore carnivores like the boyfriend (who is more of the mindset that chicken is just a higher order vegetable). While it’s often prepared as a relatively light
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The Most Italian Thing You’ll Probably Ever Eat

Posted in : appetizer, caprese, food, foodie, fresh, funny, humor, Italian, salad, side, summer, tomatoes, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb

This is my take on a traditional Caprese salad, which is made of tomato, mozzarella, basil, salt, and olive oil. This is more of a… “Ca*me*se” salad. I decided to use balsamic vinegar instead of olive oil and salt.I say this is “the most Italian thing you’ll probably ever eat” because the original dish was
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