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Caprese Macaroni Salad

When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

Stuffed Pizza Bites

After trying a similar dish at a local restaurant, I came up with my own version of pizza bites. This...


Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


Cheesy Meatball Sliders

These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


Chicken Parmesan Burgers

A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....

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The Best Marinara Sauce

I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...


Chicken Parmesan Pizza

This tasty pizza is the perfect combo—quick and easy to make, and a winner with even picky eaters. It's a...

Pressure-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Mixed Berry Tiramisu

Because I love tiramisu, I came up with this deliciously refreshing twist on the traditional coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Fresh softened...


Slow-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


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Italian Grilled Steak Sandwich

If you need to feed a hungry crowd you can't go wrong with steak sandwiches. They're easy to make and...

Zucchini Panzanella Salad

I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


Loaded Chicken Carbonara Cups

Spaghetti cupcakes with a chicken carbonara twist make for a tasty, fun family dinner. Whole wheat pasta and reduced-fat ingredients...


Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Meat Sauce

People have told me this is better than the gravy their Sicilian grandmothers used to make. But don't tell the...


Mushroom-Beef Spaghetti Sauce

“I got the recipe for this sauce in a recipe exchange and wish I could credit the person who gave...


Parmesan Potato Wedges

I recommend serving these Parmesan potato wedges alongside a salad for a light lunch or serving them as a side...

Quick Turkey Spaghetti

"My family never tires of this versatile entree. We can have it once a week, and it’s different each time!...


Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe

This attractive, fresh-tasting spaghetti salad can conveniently be made the night before. It makes enough for a crowd! —Lucia Johnson,...


Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes

Relax after work with a cold drink while this savory chicken marinates in an herby tomato blend for an hour,...


Tomato-Onion Phyllo Pizza

With a delicate crust and lots of lovely tomatoes on top, this dish is a special one to serve to...


White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white...


Cherry Tomato Corn Salad

Brighten a picnic lunch or backyard barbecue with this cheerful, fresh-tasting salad. If you use want to use sweet corn...


Bruschetta Chicken Wraps

As an Italian American, I love, love, love garlic, tomatoes and basil, all of which are musts for good bruschetta....


Robust Italian Salad

I toss together is salad to go with any Italian main dish. It has a hearty combination of lettuce, pastrami,...

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Caprese Salad Kabobs

Trade in the usual veggie platter for these fun kabobs. In addition to preparing these for get-togethers, I often make...


Layered Picnic Loaves

This big sandwich, inspired by one I tried at a New York deli, is a favorite with our football-watching crowd....


Pepperoni Pizza Loaf

This savory stromboli starts with frozen bread dough, so it comes together in practically no time. The golden loaf is...


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Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses...


BLT Pizza

I use a prebaked crust and fixings from the much-loved BLT sandwich to create this fun variation. It's my family's...


Festive Tomato Wedges

Since I have a large vegetable and herb garden, many of the ingredients in this recipe are truly "homegrown". I...