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Chicken Vesuvio

Lovers of the Windy City, rejoice! One of Chicago’s most beloved dishes is Here. And man, oh man, is this easy Chicken Vesuvio good. It is hearty, garlicky, and classically Chicago. Even if you don’t have any connection to the dish’s Chicago roots, everyone can enjoy this family style Italian comfort food. This easy and inexpensive meal is a perfect addition to your weeknight meal rotation. I make it at least once a month, because the recipe calls for one pot, and ingredients I already have in my cupboard. Plus, it’s very easy to double, which makes it perfect...

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Chicken Francaise

Chicken Francaise is an impressive dish that celebrates our American “Melting Pot” by bringing together two of my favorite cuisines – Italian and French. The bonus is its feasibility for a busy weeknight treat, allowing you to put together a complex and delicious dish with simple ingredients and limited time.   “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – – – James A. Beard If you’ve watched foodie films – “Like Water for Chocolate,” “Eat Drink Man Woman,” or even “Eat Pray Love” – and, well, you like food, you’ve been hypnotized by beautifully set tables and artfully...

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Authentic Ragu Bolognese

Ragu Bolognese is one of my all time favorite ways to adorn pasta.  When I eat at a good Italian restaurant, I almost always order it.  When I travel abroad to Italy, I seek out tratorrias that have Ragu Bolognese featured on the menu.  I love this thick, rich, meaty sauce. Now, what I’m going to tell you about the recipe I’m sharing with you today, may strike you as, shall we say, a wee bit sensational.  How many blogs have you read that claim whatever recipe they’re sharing is, “The Worlds Best,”  “The Ultimate…..,”  “Greatest Ever.”  I mean...

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