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Long time readers know that at least once a year, around Columbus Day, we feature an Italian-American dish

And here’s one— Stuffed Shells —that, though it wasn’t part of my upbringing, has a special place in the heart (and palates) of many Italian-Americans. As prepared here in the US, Stuffed Shells are, if anything, lighter than their continental Italian counterpart, conchiglioni ripieni al forno. The pasta called conchiglioni, usually marketed as “jumbo shells” here in the US, are filled with a ricotta cream enriched with mozzarella, napped with a simple marinara sauce and topped with a generous sprinkling of Parmesan before being baked in a hot oven. The taste and texture of Stuffed Shells is vaguely reminiscent of lasagna but they’re much easier and quicker to make. And for those vegetarians out there, they have the merit of...

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Looking for an easy baked appetizer for your next gathering? Your friends and family will flip over this Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip that’s made with cream cheese, pepperoni, and sausage and ready in a flash.  Serve with toasted baguette slices or your...

#pizza #dip #easy #baked #appetizer #cheesy #FootballFriday #watchparty #SuperBowl   Please Note: We do use referral links for products and services that Chef Alli loves and recommends. Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Calling all cheese lovers and pizza fans! Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip is an oven-baked dip that’s loaded with cheese, meat and pizza sauce along with your favorite pizza toppings.  Serve it up with golden slices of toasted baguette or your favorite crackers – either way. This cheesy appetizer is a big hit at every gathering! So. What Ingredients Do You Need To Make This Pepperoni Pizza Dip Recipe? Cream Cheese Begin by letting your cream cheese rest at room temperature to soften a bit.  Or, if you forget...

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Carnivores Unite! If you’re looking for THE BEST Country-Fried Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, you’ve arrived! This easy recipe incorporates a reverse-cook method that transforms chewy beef minute-steaks into steak fingers that melt in your mouth. ...

(And extra heavenly when slathered with cream gravy! ) #Beef #MinuteSteaks #ChickenFried #SteakFingers #Crispy #OvenBaked #TenderSteak #CountryGravy  #Easy #Seasoning #Recipe #Mouthwatering #Best #Southern Please Note: We do use referral links for products and services that Chef Alli loves and recommends. Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Let’s Get You Cookin’! Growing up, my Mom made tons of chicken fried steak because we always had tons of round steak in the freezer since my family raised beef cattle. Mom would pound the round steak into minute-steaks to tenderize them, then she dipped them into a seasoned flour mixture before frying them off in a skillet of hot fat, getting the exterior of each steak nice and crispy.  Lastly, she’d pop those suckers into...

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