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Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf: So good & you can put just about anything you want in it! Fresh Mozz makes it so ooey & good

Here’s a recipe that I made awhile back when I was at the folk’s but didn’t post before. Now that it’s December, I thought this Italian Stuffed Meatloaf would be a perfect “something” different for a winter weekend meal!

Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaaf
Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaaf

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Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

Dad's Spaghetti Sauce. A chunky sauce with a bit of spiciness. Full of good stuff: mushrooms, bell peppers, Italian sausage & ground beef.Dad's Spaghetti Sauce. A chunky sauce with a bit of spiciness. Full of good stuff: mushrooms, bell peppers, Italian sausage & ground beef.

As many of you know I have been traveling to and fro the past couple of years, from my house to the folks. It ended being a lot more to than fro.

Dad's Spaghetti Sauce - this is a gorgeous red sauce with bell pepper & mushrooms.
Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

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Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

Fresh Tomato Pasta - super easy, super fast, super fresh.

So they’re finally here. Tomatoes. First one, then three, now nine – all from our little garden. As you can see, they’re multiplying exponentially! But even if you don’t grow your own, you’ll find great tomatoes this time of year, and great tomatoes make the best Fresh Tomato Pasta.

Fresh Tomato Pasta
Fresh Tomato Pasta

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Arancini – Stuffed, Breaded and Fried Risotto Balls

breaded and fried balls of risotto stuffed with cheese!

If I’m thinking ahead, when I make any Risotto, like my Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto or my Asparagus Risotto, I’ll make a little extra just to make these wonderful little gems called Arancini.

Arancini: breaded and fried balls of risotto stuffed with cheese!
Arancini: breaded and fried balls of risotto stuffed with cheese!

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My Sister’s Spiedies

My sister has been suggesting Spiedies for my blog for years, and I’ve been promising to make them just as long! Better late than never! If you haven’t had a Spiedie, you’ve been missing out. Tender, highly marinated chunks of Chicken, Pork or Lamb, skewered and then served on Italian bread or Italian rolls.

Spiedies - these are pork but for chicken or lamb use the same recipe.
Spiedies – these are pork but for chicken or lamb use the same recipe.

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Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

I could hardly believe my eyes as I turned the pages of this month’s Bon Appetit…and saw this recipe in the R.S.V.P. section. A dessert from the famed Babbo in NYC. Now, I don’t know about you, but I may never have a chance to eat at Babbo, but this? This dessert is easy to pull off.

Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata
Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

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Home-Made Mascarpone Cheese

I’ve seen various recipes and methods on making a home-made Mascarpone and was so exited to use my home-made Mascarpone when I made Aunt Mary’s Angel Food Cake last week…

Home-made Mascarpone Cheese
Home-made Mascarpone Cheese

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