Italian
pizza
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Our life motto: Pizza today, salad tomorrow! So when the craving strikes, heat up your regular ol’ oven and bake yourself a pie. Start your masterpiece with our delicious pizza dough and sauce recipes, then go for one of our fave flavor combos below.
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plain penne pasta in a white skillet
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There’s nothing better than a big bowl of pasta ... except, maybe, one that’s paired with the perfect sauce. It’s true: Certain shapes just go better with certain toppings. Here’s what you need to know about each of your favorite types of pasta!
Jessie Oleson Moore
baked ziti in round dish
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Oh pasta … dress it up, dress it down, eat it fancy or eat it plain. It’s hard not to love this comforting carb no matter how it’s prepared. But it's the classic pasta dishes, like this baked ziti, that we always find ourselves returning to again and again.
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close up of cilantro on white background
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You can top just about anything with this flavorful green sauce from Mindful Meal Planning. This recipe uses the freshest ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. We're in!
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plain penne pasta in a white skillet
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This recipe from Mindful Meal Planning is ready to knock your socks off any night of the week. It's as easy as it is yummy, so the whole fam wins!
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white baked meringues on black surface
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We know what you're thinking: Meringue cookies are so fancy, they must be difficult to make. Surprise — whipping together a batch is actually pretty simple. Plus, with this Joshua John Russell recipe, you only need three ingredients.
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above shot of clinking glasses at a dinner party
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Super yummy food? Check. Festive decor? Got it. All your best friends? You bet. But a party’s not really happening until you bump the tunes.
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Playful Italian Dinner Party
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In the final lesson, it's all about enjoying great food around a table with your friends. From a mozzarella bar "snacktivity" to "meatball fondue" (meatballs served in a fondue pot with tomato sauce) to cauliflower pizzas set out as table runners for all the enjoy, this is a party your friends will be talking about. For drinks, Mary puts her fixings for a Sicilian martini on a lazy Susan at the table and gives everyone cocktail shakers to build their own. For dessert, Mary makes playful cereal-crusted cannoli and packages them up for her guests to take home.
Italian produce on baking sheet
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When you hear the words "Italy" and "vegetables" you probably think tomatoes — maybe because tomato sauce is one of the most brilliant inventions since, well, ever. But Italy grows an incredible variety of vegetables, including some, like corn, that Americans generally claim as their own.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Basta & The Bruery
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Peter journeys to Basta restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, to meet chef Kelly Whitaker. Kelly is challenged to develop a pizza centered on BelGioioso Fontina cheese. Afterwards, they travel to The Bruery in Orange County, California, and ask the team there to develop a beer that complements their pizzas. The reveal and judgment come at the Great American Beef Festival in Denver.
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