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    Grandma’s Onion Squares

    6 reviews

    My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is still a family favorite. —Janet Eddy, Stockton, California

    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

    This focaccia bread recipe is perfect to serve with a pasta dinner, either as an appetizer or sliced for sandwiches....


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    1 review

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Double-Drizzled Biscotti

    1 review

    Semisweet and white chocolate drizzles give these biscotti a pretty look. The baking time is shorter than for some biscotti,...

    Pesto Pepper Tortellini

    4 reviews

    "This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft...


    Mini Italian Frittatas

    I created this recipe when my friends and I had a picnic breakfast. I wanted an egg meal that was...

    Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

    1 review

    There's a good reason why this cherished recipe was handed down to me by a relative. It's a keeper! The...


    Parmesan Asparagus

    14 reviews

    Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no...


    Mini Sausage Quiches

    29 reviews

    These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes...


    Mom’s White Lasagna

    14 reviews

    My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...

    Italian Lemon Cookies

    3 reviews

    Christmas wouldn't be the same without my grandmother's cookies. A plate full of these light and zesty cookies is divine!—Elisabeth...


    Cheddar Muffins

    1 review

    A moist, cheesy muffin studded with sweet red pepper and green onions is so satisfying during the winter months. I...


    Italian Apricot-Pancetta Strata

    2 reviews

    For me, the combination of sweet and savory along with easy preparation make this Italian-inspired strata a winning dish for...


    Limoncello Cream Pie

    After a big Christmas dinner, we love the cool refreshment of a frozen lemon pie. Limoncello brings a little sophistication...


    Brie and Prosciutto Tart

    1 review

    Feel free to experiment with this versatile tart. Substitute ham or Canadian bacon for prosciutto, Swiss chard for spinach and...

    Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

    1 review

    The addition of pancetta lends a wonderful smoky flavor to crisp-tender brussels sprouts, giving them mass appeal.—Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South...


    Herb-Buttered Green Beans

    Dishes don't have to be elaborate in order to be delicious. Rosemary, basil, oregano and parsley season green beans for...


    Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

    3 reviews

    I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that...


    Italian Dinner Rolls

    Over the years, I've added a pinch of this and a dash of that to this recipe until my family...


    Chocolate Cannoli

    1 review

    Our version of a famous Italian dessert features a creamy filling dotted with chocolate chunks. The chopped pistachios are an...


    Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

    Fresh strawberries shine in this simple, but sophisticated delicacy. The balsamic vinegar syrup add an interesting sweet-savory quality to the...


    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...


    Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

    The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...

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    Pasta with Asparagus

    30 reviews

    Many terrific recipes change hands at my ladies' bridge group's monthly get-togethers. That's where I discovered this zippy, tempting dish....


    Gnocchi with Thyme Butter

    1 review

    If you've never attempted homemade gnocchi, this recipe is the one to try. The gnocchi are tender with a delicate...


    Italian Mixed Vegetables

    3 reviews

    These eye-appealing vegetables are the ideal accompaniment to any main course. Bottled salad dressing and herbs dress up frozen vegetables,...


    Basil Walnut Fettuccine

    1 review

    A warm, buttery side dish from our Test Kitchen, Basil Walnut Fettucine is studded with toasted nuts and lightly flavored...


    Tomato Asparagus Frittata

    1 review

    With spears of fresh asparagus and sliced tomatoes, this hearty garden frittata from Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York...


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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...