Tag Archives: Italian

Lakeside Tomato Pesto Bruschetta

Last weekend, I was trying to clean out my refrigerator and use some herbs and vegetables while they were still fresh.  So, I began to create a pile on my kitchen counter of the items I needed to use in … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Lasagna

Once I acclimated to life in college at Western Carolina University in the fall of 1991, I didn’t make many trips home to Wilkes County, but when I did, my mother would always ask me what I wanted for dinner.  … Continue reading

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Terri’s Bruschetta

I have shared with you before that my friend Terri Hall is an AMAZING cook!  I just love to cook with her because I always learn something new.  On Saturday, she came over and made her famous bruschetta. I cannot … Continue reading

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Fresh Garden Pasta Bowl

Cooking has provided me with an excuse to be creative, messy, and daring all at the same time — without anyone getting hurt. One of the lessons that I have learned over time is that there are some great recipes … Continue reading

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Sunny Italy Salad Dressing

When I was growing up in the rural North Carolina foothills of Wilkes County, I didn’t see anything strange about a visit to Sunny Italy Restaurant, but if you were not from “round here,” chances are that you may have … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza Made Easy with Da Vinci’s Restaurant

If you are in the mood for quality time pizza making with your family, nothing beats homemade Italian pizza. You can get your authentic ingredients from Da Vinci’s restaurant. This afternoon, my friend Rosa Poppante brought not only her sons … Continue reading

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School Night Spaghetti Sauce

Although I love making homemade foods, sometimes I just don’t have time. School Night Spaghetti is a quick, easy sauce that still packs a lot of flavor. Because I still want that homemade taste, I have tried to modify some … Continue reading

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Stuffed Shells

My friend Rosa Poppante, an Italian through and through, tells me that when she cooks authentic Italian food, she thinks of the Italian flag — red, white, and green. If, she says, she is missing any of the colors, she … Continue reading

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

For me, the words “homemade spaghetti sauce” just make me think of family and friends, and comfort. I love to make homemade spaghetti sauce on the weekends and then enjoy the leftovers throughout the week. Today, for example, I made … Continue reading

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Ric and Angela’s Pasta Fagiole

There is something very special about a recipe that has been passed down through a family. In my opinion, a nostalgic, beautifully-told story enhances the flavors in any dish, and I love this story. . My friend Angela Vandett was … Continue reading

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