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Top Ten Recipes of the Year!

#10 Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

You don’t have to wait for a holiday to serve up this cheesy goodness as a side dish!

 

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#9 Pizza Dough

This is an easy and versatile dough. You can use the same basic dough for pizza as well as flatbreads and cinnamon rolls (keep reading)!

 

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#8 Manicotti Baresi al Forno

Baked pasta is classic comfort food and easy to make. But it’s important to follow TWO basic rules! Click the pic to find out…

 

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#7 Franny’s Sunshine Cake

Susi and the boys make this cake every year for Mario’s birthday. The tradition is that she always makes a mistake and that the cake is never perfect. Though she always messes up, it always tastes just as great!

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#6 HOMEMADE Pasta Dough

There is nothing like handmade pasta. It’s delicious, it’s slightly chewy, and it will take your pasta game to a new level!

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#5 Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls

These are Leo and Benno’s favorite cinnamon buns made from our own pizza dough at Otto. Couldn’t be easier to make… couldn’t be more delightful to chew.

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#4 Spaghetti with Toasted Breadcrumbs and Oregano

This dish gets no cheese! Season it only with more black pepper and some red pepper flakes for perfection.

 

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#3 Spaghetti alla Carbonara

A true carbonara has no cream, and it can be slightly tricky in its execution. The key is to toss and thoroughly mix the cooked pasta off the heat with the cheese, eggs, pepper, and pasta water to create a creamy yet not overly thick sauce.

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#2 Bucatini all’ Amatriciana

This dish is named for the town of Amatrice, about an hour east of Rome, considered by many Italians to be birthplace of the best cooks on the peninsula.

 

 

#1 Basic Tomato Sauce

It’s simple, it’s delicious and it’s so my kind of Italian cooking. While I love my jarred pasta sauces when on the go, I highly recommend this classic recipe when you have time to channel your nonna.

 

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