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Lisa’s Classic Italian-American Garlic Bread

  Garlic bread is one of the hallmarks of any Italian-American table. But too often (especially if you go to a restaurant!) garlic bread is hard, bitter, full of garlic salt or other seasonings. Not Lisa’s classic recipe! With butter, extra virgin olive oil, garlic,
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Lisa’s Summer Zucchini Spaghetti with Basil and Mint

It’s almost the end of summer. Here in the Midwest, where Lisa is based in the United States, the zucchini is plentiful. On your own latest jaunt to your local Farmers’ Market, you may have been thinking- what do I do with all these zucchini? Thankfully, the Italian
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Lisa’s Macedonia

Some of Lisa’s best memories are of eating peaches from Nonantola, a town northeast of Modena where her parents’ friends had a vast peach grove and farm. While vacationing at Forte dei Marmi together in Versilia on the Tuscan coast, these peaches would be served as
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Lisa’s Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma
In all of Italy, but especially in Sicily, eggplant is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. You never tire of this versatile vegetable because there are so many interesting ways to prepare it! Plus, for those vegetarians out there, eggplant can be a staple, like a meat! Pasta alla
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Lisa’s Crostata di Marmellata (Italian Jam Tart)

Crostata di Marmellata, or an Italian jam tart, is one of the most popular desserts in Italy, and everyone has his or her own version. Lisa prefers to make the crostata with a dark marmalade such as cherry or raspberry as it gives a richer texture, but any flavor you prefer is
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Lisa’s Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions

A comforting, warm dish, this chicken can be served as your main course with a side of sauteéd spinach or a tossed salad. It would also be delicious with a dish of zucchini parmesan. Enjoy in your backyard, eating al fresco!  This sauce is delicious, so Lisa recommends serving
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Lisa’s Chicken in Panna

Chicken in Panna is one of those dishes that Lisa would turn to on a weeknight when her children were hungry, she had spent a long day at work, and everyone wanted something satisfying and delicious to eat as they shared news about their busy days and what would happen on the
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Lisa’s Pasta with Aglio e Olio

Craving spaghetti but eager to try something other than the classic butter and cheese or tomato sauce? When Lisa has this craving she turns to her pasta con aglio e olio– pasta with garlic and olive oil. A simple and delicious recipe, Lisa adds peperoncino for an added
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Lisa’s Uova in Carrozza (Italian Eggs in a Basket)

Do you know the scene in Moonstruck when Loretta comes downstairs after Johnny Cammareri proposes to her? As she shuffles around the kitchen and gets ready to eat with her mother (and talk about the next steps in her life…) Rose Castorini, Loretta’s mother, is making
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Lisa’s Amaretto Peaches

This dessert, from Lisa’s cookbook “Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?”, is a favorite in Lisa’s Italian Kitchen! While in her early 20s, Lisa stayed as a small, rustic pensione in the Tuscan coastal town of Forte dei Marmi. The owner of the pensione and
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