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Lisa’s Ooey-Gooey Mushroom Lasagne

This is a wonderful recipe for rich, decadent Northern Italian lasagne! Full of creamy, velvety Besciamella sauce, sautéed mushrooms, and delicious Fontina and Parmigiano cheeses. While this is a perfect dish to serve in the Fall, it’s also wonderful to serve in the Spring, when mushrooms are plentiful.  Tante belle cose, Lisa You can watch Lisa make this recipe too!  
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Lisa’s Nana’s Ricotta Cake

This recipe is part of Menu 13 in Lisa’s cookbook “Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?”. That menu gathers many of the treasured recipes that Lisa’s maternal grandmother, Catherine Lione, taught her. including stuffed peppers, manicotti and this recipe – Ricotta Cake! This recipe ended so many Sunday Dinners at Lisa’s grandparents’ house! It brings back happy memories of Lisa’s grandfather, Gramps, regaling his grandchildren
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Lisa’s Ooey-Gooey Four Cheese Italian Mac & Cheese

When Lisa’s children were little, they loved this dish. Always insistent that her children eat healthy food on the Mediterranean diet, Lisa was very adverse to her children eating macaroni and cheese from a box or any other packaged food. But, like all children, Lisa’s three bambini would still have a craving for Mac & Cheese! Enter this recipe. With four Italian cheeses and hearty rigatoni pasta, it’s a treat that’s filling and total comfort. Lisa
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Lisa’s Lasagne with Broccolini and Sausage

When Lisa moved to Piemonte in Northern Italy, she first tasted Lasagne with Broccolini and Sausage in a creamy, velvety Besciamella sauce. This combination takes comfort food to a whole new level! Watch Lisa make this Lasagne on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube Channel here.  
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Lisa’s Tiramisù with Frutta di Bosco (Wild Berries!)

Tiramisù is a pudding, not a cake! It should be eaten with a spoon as it is soft and whipped. Loving Tiramisù as she does, Lisa has made various versions. You can learn how to make Lisa’s Limoncello Tiramisù on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen Facebook page and her Classic Tiramisù here. This recipe for Tiramisù includes mixed berries, which are prevalent in Campania (the Italian region where Naples is located)! It’s so easy to make- the younger cooks in your
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Lisa’s Tomato Pie

Lisa’s memories of Naples, Italy harken back to her childhood. Her parents moved to Naples in the 1950s, before she was born, and lived there for many years. Later, after she was born, Lisa would go back to Naples with her parents for summer vacations and trips her father took for his academic research. This Tomato Pie is the essence of Naples for Lisa, and of her memories with her Italian-American family! The recipe is from Menu 25 in Lisa’s cookbook This is
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Lisa’s Italian-American Three Cheese Lasagne

Lisa has been on a lasagne adventure over the past few weeks. Sunday Dinner Lovers are, after all, Lasagna Lovers too! This recipe is the classic Italian-American version of lasagne. You may have loved the classic Italian version lasagne al forno, but this version, with three cheeses, is the embodiment of the plenty (abbondanza!) that Italian-Americans embraced when they came to the United States. Success means more cheese!! Everyone at Lisa’s table loves this recipe-
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Lisa’s Lasagne al Forno (the real Italian lasagne!)

There is a world of difference between Italian-American lasagne and lasagne in Italy (the real Italian lasagna!). Italian-American lasagne is mostly cheese: ricotta, mozzarella, and parmigiano. Although no one can be sure, presumably this is another example of Italian-Americans finding prosperity in the U.S. and translating this new found prosperity into their recipes. Cheese was (and still is today, although not as much as in the U.S.!) expensive in Italy and certainly would
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Pasta al Tonno

Pasta al Tonno – Pasta with Tomato and Tuna Sauce!

  Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? Lisa has you covered with her Pasta al Tonno- Pasta with Tomato and Tuna Sauce! Watch Lisa make the full recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here. Tante belle cose, buon appetito, e tutti a tavola!
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