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Melissa Pellegrino

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    Mixed Green Salad with Nectarines and Gorgonzola

    Sweet summer nectarines and pungent Gorgonzola make this salad an excellent pairing with a simple grilled chicken or steak.

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    Mixed Green Salad with Ricotta Salata, Walnuts, and Raspberry Vinaigrette

    This simple green salad boasts a lot of flavor: sweet raspberries, salty ricotta salata, and crunchy, nutty walnuts.

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    Cassata Deconstructed

    Perhaps Sicily’s most famous dessert, Cassata Siciliana’s various ingredients respect the island’s eclectic past as the crossroads and melting pot of some of the world’s most important cultures. In the…

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    Chickpea Soup with Crispy Kale

    This quick vegetarian soup starts with two pantry staples—canned tomatoes and chickpeas—which are simmered with rosemary and bay leaf for extra flavor. Crispy kale makes an addictively delicious and quick…

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    Chicken Meatball and Escarole Soup

    Served with crusty bread, this quick spin on Italian wedding soup makes a satisfying dinner. Handle the chicken mixture gently; packing the meat too tightly will make the meatballs tough.

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    Crispy Flounder with Pears, Endive, and Meyer Lemon

    Smoother, rounder, and deeper in color than standard lemons, Meyer lemons are less acidic, with orange and floral flavor notes.

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    Butternut Squash Lasagne with Goat Cheese, Sage, and Breadcrumbs

    The combination of sweet-and-savory roasted squash, tangy goat cheese, and fresh herbs brings big flavor to this lasagne, while the tender pasta keeps things light.

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    Short Rib and Dried Porcini Lasagne

    This company-worthy lasagne features beef short ribs that are slow-cooked in a hearty tomato sauce until meltingly tender. Béchamel sauce adds creaminess, and porcini mushrooms contribute an earthy note.

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    Four Cheese and Tomato Lasagne

    This classic combination is rich and flavorful, but thanks to thin sheets of homemade pasta, it’s also light and delicate. Good luck eating just one piece.  

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    Fresh Pasta for Lasagne

    If you have never made lasagne with fresh pasta, you are in for a treat; the thinness of the pasta lets the flavors of the sauce and cheese marry to…