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    Tomato-Basil Party Dip

    If you're short on time, look for prepared seasoned crostini, which are available in many grocery stores. Heat briefly in the oven or for a few seconds in the microwave before serving. —Bee Engelhart, Bloomfield Township, Michigan

    Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

    1 review

    These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...

    Decadent Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    I created this comforting stuffed shells dish to serve on Christmas Eve, but it’s so good we enjoy it all...

    Avocado Bruschetta

    1 review

    My mother shared this fabulous recipe with me, and I have shared it with many friends. They are always requesting...

    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    4 reviews

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...

    Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

    10 reviews

    An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...

    The Best Eggplant Parmesan

    24 reviews

    Truly delicious! I love eggplant and have many recipes, but this one's my favorite. The cheeses and seasonings make this...

    Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti

    11 reviews

    A hint of pumpkin seed and almond gives this biscotti recipe a wonderful flavor that's just right for fall. Try...

    Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

    1 review

    Pour a cup of coffee and indulge! Crisp, crunchy biscotti cookies are perfect for dunking. Hazelnuts and almonds make my...

    Super-Simple Garlic Broccoli

    5 reviews

    My kids love broccoli, especially with lots of garlic. It’s great for a special occasion, but it’s so quick that...

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    13 reviews

    Even though we're not Italian, this rich, cheesy pasta dish is a "family tradition" for holidays and special occasions. I...


    6 reviews

    This recipe was adapted from one that my Italian-born mother and grandmother followed. They used old irons on a gas...

    Italian Brunch Torte

    70 reviews

    We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one...

    Hearty Ragu Bolognese

    1 review

    My robust ragu combines ground beef, sausage and chicken. Serve it over any type of pasta, or baked or fried...

    Vegetable & Cheese Focaccia

    3 reviews

    My family eats this flavorful bread as fast as I can make it. Sometimes I add different herbs, red onion...

    Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

    14 reviews

    Chocolate, pistachios and cranberries make a dramatic, delicious trio. Introducing the cranberries to this recipe added tartness, texture and color,...

    Chicken Escarole Soup with Meatballs

    1 review

    This is an old recipe from southern Italy. My mother gave it to me when I was first married. It...

    Italian Appetizer Meatballs

    2 reviews

    Store-bought spaghetti sauce speeds up the preparation of these homemade meatball appetizers. Leftovers make terrific sub sandwiches. —Rene McCrory, Indianapolis,...

    Easy Italian Breadsticks

    2 reviews

    Two great reasons to make these crisp and chewy breadsticks for your family? They're simple and delicious! The recipe has...

    Spumoni Torte

    2 reviews

    I made up this recipe to end a big Italian Christmas Eve dinner. I thought it would be nice and...

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    Parmesan Scones

    5 reviews

    The addition of onions gives these scones a nice bite. You can even stir in some basil or oregano if...

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    Tiramisu Cheesecake Dessert

    34 reviews

    Tiramisu didn't do it for me until I tried this recipe with its luscious layers of cheesecake. It's one of...

    Italian Horn Cookies

    9 reviews

    My family has been making these delicate fruit-filled cookies for generations. They’re light and flaky, with the look of an...

    Make Once, Eat Twice Lasagna

    18 reviews

    Our family loves this recipe along with a green salad and garlic bread. It's so handy to have an extra...

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    Cranberry Walnut Biscotti

    9 reviews

    A chocolate drizzle lends a little extra sweetness to biscotti.—Joan Duckworth, Lee's Summit, Missouri

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    Italian Sprinkle Cookies

    48 reviews

    Of all the Italian cookie recipes I make, this is my favorite. These sprinkle cookies take some time, but, believe...

    Six-Cheese Lasagna

    7 reviews

    No one will ever guess how easy this hearty lasagna is to make. No-boil noodles and prepared spaghetti sauce save...

    Petite Sausage Quiches

    1 review

    You won't be able to eat just one of these mini quiches. Filled with savory sausage, Swiss cheese and a...

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    Traditional Lasagna

    260 reviews

    My family first tasted this rich, homemade lasagna recipe at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed...

    Homemade Ragu Sauce

    12 reviews

    My family loves homemade spaghetti sauce and this one is a big hit. I always make sure to serve this...