Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Italian Style

Mushrooms are versatile when planning a menu. They can be used in an appetizer, salad or main course. While traveling in Europe, I have had a delicious salad topped with warm wild mushrooms and roasted pears, had mushrooms cooked in a cream sauce and served over pork and mushrooms stuffed with meat and bread crumbs […]

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Orecchiette Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Is there anything more flavorful and comforting than a bowl of pasta? Not if the pasta has spicy Italian sausage and ¬†slightly bitter greens added. Sprinkle with freshly grated cheese and you have one delicious meal. When you are really busy, you want something that is fast and easy. This rustic Italian meal is perfect […]

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Smoked Pork Chops With Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is not one of the first things you think about when shopping at a market for the next meal that you will prepare. Yet it is found as an ingredient in many dishes. The French have their wonderful choucroute, the Germans serve heaping platters of sausages and hocks piled high on sauerkraut, the Polish […]

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