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My Nana Katie taught me how to cook with a pinch of this and a bit of that; there is no way to explain it in words and truth-be-told — while I loved that woman as she was one of the greatest gifts in my life — her Italian cooking was not easy on the hips. I try to make things fresh like she did, but I’ve had to tone things down a bit. So, these are some of my favorite dishes I found online and make at home all the time. I still make Nana Katie’s sauce, but serve mine over spaghetti squash and let the kids and hubby enjoy the real thing!



Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Gayle Guyardo August 8, 2012 0

My father-in-law is a seasoned fisherman; he brings us fresh gulf tuna and my hubby and I found this recipe online.  The kids love it, too — it’s like nothing I’ve ever tasted before.

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Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

Gayle Guyardo August 8, 2012 0

Talk about a dish that could stand to lose a few: The Italian-American favorite of eggplant, tomato sauce, and cheese—spelled variously “Parmesan,” “parmigian,” or “parmigiana”— knows no nutritional boundaries. Fried-eggplant goodness is buried under

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Mashed Garlic Cauliflower

Mashed Garlic Cauliflower

Gayle Guyardo August 8, 2012 0

It tastes like mashed potatoes to me! Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute

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Jo Mama’s World Famous Spaghetti

Jo Mama’s World Famous Spaghetti

Gayle Guyardo August 7, 2012 0

Ingredients 2 lbs Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot) 1 small onion, chopped (optional) 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste 2 (15

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Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

Gayle Guyardo July 28, 2012 0

Ingredients 8 ounces hot or sweet turkey Italian sausage 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano 1/2 cup uncooked small shell pasta 2 cups bagged

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Spicy Linguine with Clams and Mussels

Spicy Linguine with Clams and Mussels

Gayle Guyardo June 7, 2012 0

Ingredients 1 pound linguine pasta 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Sauce: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 large or 4

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