The Dish

Big Bolognase! Serves 6 – 8

We just love our new Italian blend, Ciao Down. This is a hybrid recipe, a little Rachel Ray and a little Mom's Gourmet. You will LOVE it. 2 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil4 strips of bacon cooked crisp and cut small dice or ground1 pound ground sirloin1...

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Veggie Lasagna with Gusto – Serves 8

This is a spin off from the New Basics cookbook.   INGREDIENTS 1 eggplant 1 teaspoon coarse (kosher) salt 8 tablespoons olive oil 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into julienne 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into julienne 1 large onion,...

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Pork Ragout over Pappardelle or Polenta

When I made this, Steve walked into the kitchen and wow, does that smell delicious. And, it certainly was! If you make extra, freeze it for another meal. 1 Tbsp EVOO 1-1/2 Country-style pork ribs 2 Cups vertically sliced white onion 1 Fennel bulb cored and vertically...

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Introducing, Ciao Down – Italian with Attitude!

Our new Italian seasoning has BIG flavor! Perfect for all your favorite Italian dishes and marinara sauce recipes. We even use it as a dipping oil or mixed with soft butter and spread between slices of warm, Italian bread. Organic, California basil teams up with...

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Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash

Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash

This meatless dish is easy to make and is satisfying. We served with sauteed spinach. INGREDIENTS: 2 acorn squash, cut in half and cleaned of innards 1 tsp garlic, minced 1/2 C red onion, diced 1 grannie smith apple, diced 10 mushrooms, diced 1 tablespoon Awesome...

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