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The words French Bread Pizza have always elicited feelings of excitement and almost giddy anticipation of mouthwatering flavor. It's such a quick & easy dinner and I guarantee this recipe will be the best you've ever tasted!

1 loaf French or Italian bread
2 tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
8 oz block mozzarella, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely grated
3 Tbsp olive oil
6 leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces
oregano
salt and pepper
your favorite pizza toppings
2
Nutritions

Calories
597

Sodium
790mg
32% DV

Fat
44g
68% DV

Protein
28g
56% DV

Carbs
14g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV
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It's called Barchiglia and it's a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

Ingredients for Pastry:
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized pieces
1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp lemon zest
Ingredients for Almond Filling:
1 c blanched almonds
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of kosher salt
1 c Marmellata di Pere
Ingredients for Marmellata di Pere, Pear Preserves - this makes enough to have leftovers:
3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
1/4 c lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz dark chocolate, 60 to 65% cacao - coarsely chopped
12
Nutritions

Calories
3771

Sodium
482mg
20% DV

Fat
217g
334% DV

Protein
51g
102% DV

Carbs
354g
120% DV

Fiber
51g
206% DV
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Got 10 Minutes in the Morning? Enjoy a Delicious No-knead Herb Infused Ciabatta Bread the Same Evening

4 c all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp to brush on
1 Tbsp rosemary, chopped
1 Tbsp oregano, chopped
2 c warm water
Nutritions

Calories
4076

Sodium
7103mg
295% DV

Fat
33g
51% DV

Protein
108g
217% DV

Carbs
813g
276% DV

Fiber
39g
156% DV
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My twist on a classic pesto recipe will be your new favorite! That's because I've changed just a couple ingredients to create a scrumptious sauce you'll want to eat warm or cold any day of the week.

3 c fresh basil
1 c olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 c Locatelli or Parmesan, shredded
1/4 c walnuts or pine nuts
salt and pepper
1 cup
Nutritions

Calories
393

Sodium
2mg
0% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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Saltimbocca is Italian for "jumps in your mouth." It's a mouthwatering dish consisting of three ingredients: Veal (or pork), sage, and prosciutto.

6 thin-cut veal or pork cutlets
6 large or 12 small sage leaves
6 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
For the sauce::
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp lemon juice
2
Nutritions

Calories
5606

Sodium
5613mg
233% DV

Fat
577g
888% DV

Protein
27g
54% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV
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There's still butternut squash from this year's harvest. I'm also using some fresh herbs from the garden. A very autumnal dish.

Sheet Pan:
2 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
2 shallots, peeled and cut in half
2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 lb fresh spicy Italian sausages, scored
1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp sage, chopped
1 tsp salt and pepper, each
Sauce:
1/2 c Italian flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp pepper and maybe a little flaky Maldon salt
2
Nutritions

Calories
199

Sodium
1355mg
56% DV

Fat
1.0g
1% DV

Protein
27g
54% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV

Healthy chicken piccata is super savory and deeply satisfying. This recipe features tender chicken breast, lemon, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, capers, and spinach. The colors, flavors and textures will have you dreaming of dinner all day long. This easy one-pot meal is ready to serve in 30 minutes!

Chicken breasts
All-purpose flour
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Butter
Cherry tomatoes
Dried thyme
Cloves of garlic
Marinated artichoke hearts, drained
Lemons
Chardonnay wine
Chicken broth or chicken stock
Capers, drained and rinsed
Fresh spinach leaves, no stems
Fresh Italian parsley ( Optional )

Butterfly your chicken breasts and cut them in half. Place them between sheets of plastic wrap. Gently pound them with a meat pounder or with the back of a small pan until each piece...


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Nutritions

Calories
0.0

Sodium
0.0mg
0% DV

Fat
0.0g
0% DV

Protein
0.0g
0% DV

Carbs
0.0g
0% DV

Fiber
0.0g
0% DV
This lemon chicken piccata is filled with beautiful colors, flavors and textures. It's savory and delicious! Make this healthy one-pot meal in 30 minutes!

Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan is a quick and easy take on traditional Chicken Parmesan! Tender, juicy chicken breasts that are seasoned with Italian Breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Then they are cooked in your slow cooker with Mozzarella cheese and spaghetti sauce. Serve these over spaghetti noodles for a quick and easy dinner recipe!

1 egg ( beaten )
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese ( shredded )
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese ( shredded )
24 oz spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup Italian cheese blend ( shredded )
8 oz dry spaghetti
4
  • Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In small shallow bowl, beat egg until foamy.
  • In separate shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Salt and Pepper. Dip chicken into ...
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Nutritions

Calories
607

Sodium
1920mg
80% DV

Fat
32g
50% DV

Protein
43g
86% DV

Carbs
30g
10% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV

Crockpot Italian Chicken is an easy crock pot recipe that has a ton of flavor. We love serving this over egg noodles or rice to make it a meal. It's a family favorite and one of the quickest dinners to make with hardly any prep work.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 cans cream of chicken soup
8 oz cream cheese
6 oz Zesty Italian dry salad dressing mix
16 oz Extra Wide Egg Noodles
6
  • Spray cock pot with non-stick spray. Place chicken in crock pot. Season with black pepper.
  • In a small bowl cream together soup and cream cheese. Pour over chicken.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 ...
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Nutritions

Calories
907

Sodium
704mg
29% DV

Fat
58g
90% DV

Protein
15g
31% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Black Bean and Avocado Crostini is the ultimate Mediterranean appetizer or snack that deliciously combines the creaminess of black beans and avocado. It's a terrific snack idea for evenings and a delectably easy appetizer for your parties.

1 can Black Beans ( 15 oz. )
teaspoons Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 ounces Feta Cheese ( Crumbled )
10-12
Nutritions

Calories
128

Sodium
107mg
4% DV

Fat
2g
3% DV

Protein
7g
15% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV

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