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Italian Gravy

Some call it Tomato Sauce and others call it “Gravy”, whatever you call it is a must have for the Italian Family kitchen.


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Italian Meatballs

This delicious recipe and special blend of Italian spices and ingredients have been passed down and enjoyed by family, friends and customers far and wide



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 Italian Salad Dressing

We provide the dry ingredients you supply the vinegar and extra virgin olive oil This delicious recipe features all the traditional ingredients plus a few secrets that makes this mouth water memorable spice package a crowd favorite.



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How to make Sunday gravy

Sunday Gravy Secrets Revealed

To make the best tasting turkey gravy you need three things; well-seasoned fat, flour, and a good rich broth. For each cup of finished gravy you will need one tablespoon of fat, one tablespoon of flour and 1 cup of broth.

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Start by making up some rich turkey broth. You can use the turkey neck, heart, gizzard or other parts usually found packed inside the turkey cavity. Add some minced onion, diced celery and 1/2 teaspoon salt in enough water to cover, simmer until vegetables are tender. Dice the turkey liver, add to the broth and simmer for about 15 minutes.

You can use the turkey bones if you like. The turkey bones yield much more broth, just add more onions and celery to the pan. You will have to carve the turkey ahead of time, which means no whole roasted turkey sitting on the dinner table waiting to be carved by the host or hostess.

Make sure you use the drippings from the roasting pan, as grandpa always said “that’s the goodies”, just after you’ve removed the cooked turkey and roasting rack from the roasting pan. Strain poultry drippings through a sieve into a 4-cup glass measuring cup.

Add 3 tablespoons of corn oil to the bottom of the roasting pan. Stir around to get out the brown bits that have baked on. Add to your turkey drippings. “Wash” the roasting pan out with the turkey broth if it’s made or add water your going to use in the broth if you haven’t made it yet.

The trick is to know how many cups of broth you have and if you have enough fat. Remember you will need one tablespoon of fat, one tablespoon of flour and 1 cup of broth for each cup of finished gravy.

If you are light on broth you can add some canned chicken broth.
If you are light on fat you can add a small amount of corn oil.

You can save the rest of your broth for storing and reheating the turkey.

Here are a few more tips to making great tasting gravy:

First take the measured fat and combine with the proper amount of measured flour in a medium saucepan. Make sure you have covered all the flour with fat and blended it well. Place on burner. Slowly bring
the flour and fat mixture to a simmer until it begins to smell slightly salty. It will be bubbly; the color will be a light brown.

Next remove pan from burner; whisk in all the measured liquids.

Finally return the pan to the burner, again, slowly bring this to a simmer.

Remember you already cooked the flour in the fat so all you need to do now is stir this until it thickens up to your liking. You can let it stay sort of thin or let it cook out until it is thicker than your Mashed potatoes. The choice is yours.

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how to make italian salad dressing

How to make Italian salad dressing

If you love salads and homemade salad dressings, this article is for you. Choose from recipes for your own Homemade Roquefort Salad Dressing, which can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered jar, Middle East Pear Salad, using fruit and yogurt, or Tortellini Broccoli Salad.  Now how’s that for variety?

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1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
3-oz crumbled Roquefort cheese

Place all ingredients in blender container. Blend together for 1 minute. Stir mixture well. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container or jar.


1 can (29-ounce) pear halves, chilled & drained
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
Ground cinnamon for garnish
Lettuce leaves

Place lettuce leaves on serving plate and top with pear halves, cut side up. Combine the yogurt and sugar together in a small bowl; mix well. Spoon yogurt mixture into the pear cavities. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top.


1 pkg (7-oz) cheese filled spinach tortellini
8 oz provolone cheese, cubed
1 small tomato, coarsely chopped
1/2 small green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain tortellini in a colander. Place colander in a large bowl of ice cold water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain well.

Transfer tortellini to a serving bowl. Add cubed provolone cheese, tomato, pepper strips, olives, and green onions. Pour dressing over the mixture. Toss gently to coat. Top with grated Parmesan and toss lightly.


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how to cook authentic italian meat balls

How to cook authentic Italian meat balls is easy especially if you check out the pre packaged ingredients my mom is selling online all you need to do is go here  you . If you don’t know how then make it easy and you will be so amazed or your money back. My Mom thanks you and I do too now go get her meatballs  packs and let her teach you how to cook authentic Italian meat balls
if you still want to make your own from scratch I suggest watching the video below. See it in action is so much better that trying to explain it in writing. Just remember authentic italian food is based on one  essential principle.  and that is the principle of freshness of ingredients, and naturally, an offering of  cherished wine. Set it with a fantastic conversation, accumulate excellent good friends, and you are in for a wonderful supper that can bring you halfway around the globe. The Italians do know just how to appreciate great food preparation, and as they share prior to the beginning of a meal, Bon Apptit, and be prepared for a great encounter.
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Authentic Italian Recipes

Authentic Italian Recipes

Americans and many other countries in the world have only recently warmed to term pasta. Having made only spaghetti and macaroni for generations the term authentic Italian pasta recipes was truly a blank canvas.

Home cooks and chefs today are becoming more sophisticated about what really are authentic Italian recipes. Well, Italian recipes are and can be simple or elaborate, practical or as foolish, store bought or made at home. But even more today, Italian recipes had become the world’s most important culinary art, and almost where ever you go you will find an Italian restaurant on the corner of a road.

In the beginning people didn’t knew much about how to boil pasta, missing some of the basic information. At the question: “How much water and salt does one need for one pound of Italian pasta?” S/he wouldn’t  probably answer at all.

Instead today, there are more worse questions that you could be asked to answer for: “Should you add oil to the cooking water?” “How thoroughly should the pasta be drained?” Well, I know that for somebody might be tough to answer. So let me help you from the beginning, in the case that you still don’t know today.

Four quarts of water for one pound of Italian pasta, one tablespoon of salt, never add oil to the water, and the pasta should still be slightly wet when drained.

Of course cooking is a combination of objective technique and subjective taste.

Lets move now to Italian pasta sauces determining the best  kind of tomatoes for making sauces, which is of course the diced tomatoes packed in water, not puree are best. When making “pesto” best is to pound the leaves to release the oil, blanch the garlic, and toast the pine nuts.

The range of Italian sauces goes well far from simple cream sauces. Had you never tasted those made with beans and lentils? Seafood? Poultry and meat?

Here is where I invite you for further investigations, you will come across new Italian recipes learning the best methods for preparing pasta dishes. From pasta soups, pasta salads, and filled pasta dishes, as well as the basic of pasta making from fresh egg pasta to pasta without eggs. All this and a long tradition had made that endless number of Italian pasta recipes.

I hope that you will enjoy the process of discovery as much as the recipes themselves, made at home as in an authentic Italian restaurant.

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Lu Lu Bella Salad Dressing Ingredients

Nothing says fresh flavor like a bowl brimming with seasonal favorites tossed in a marinade of extra virgin olive oil and tangy vinegar. From cold pasta to leafy greens, salads are a great way to invite vibrant color, texture and flavor to your meals.

Our Italian vinaigrette is made with extra virgin olive oil instead of salad oil, and features all the traditional ingredients plus a few secrets that makes this mouth water memorable spice package a crowd favorite. Your family and guest will love this product and so easy to make. Just place all ingredients into a bowl with extra virgin olive oil and some nice red wine vinegar ..wisk or shake pour over salad and eat until your heart is content


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Lu Lu Bella Meatball Ingredients – ingredients and recipe 1 package

This delicious recipe and special blend of Italian spices and ingredients have been passed down and enjoyed by family, friends and customers far and wide.

Everyone loves Italian food and these are by far the best meatballs ever tasted outside of a restaurant. The backing method really adds to the presentation of these meatballs and seals in the great flavors, you’ll swear you’re in Italy! ENJOY!!


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Lu Lu Bella Sunday Gravy (aka pasta sauce) – ingredients and recipe 1 package

Some call it Tomato Sauce and others call it “Gravy”, whatever you call it is a must have for the Italian Family kitchen.

I have fond memories of a large pot of Gravy simmering all day on Saturday!  The simple pleasure of dipping Italian bread in to the sauce as it is simmering or cheating a piece of sausage or a meatball as a prelude to the meal to come.

Start your Gravy it in the morning as your day goes by and your home will be filled with the feeling of warmth and comfort! As the children come is they will ask it is ready yet and eagerly ask if they can have some before dinner is ready. You give in…..

As you lovingly scrape down the sides and stir the gravy up from the bottom you are overwhelmed with a deep sense of satisfaction as well as the pride that comes with following family tradition.

I know it is just a recipe for tomato sauce but for me it is so much more, it is love! We provide the special ingredients you supply the tomato sauces and hungry eaters to enjoy this wonderful dish.


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Lu Lu Bella Thin crust pizza dough – ingredients and recipe 1 package

The best pizza dough recipe

The best pizza dough recipe starts with the best pizza dough flour. The internet is full of content related to pizza dough flour but not one has found the Holy Grail. This refers to the pizza dough flour combinations to sync up with the capabilities of typical homeowners oven.

Basically the kind of oven that cooks the New York style thin crust pizza’s can reach temperatures over 800 degrees. Some use woods other coal. There is a coal oven right here in San Francisco in little Italy that creates some of the most heavenly pizza’s ever to enter one mouth.

Never fear after trying over 1000 flour combinations I have found the what is about a close to perfect as one can get to cook a perfect thin crust pizza in your home oven. The flours consist of three types. I discovered these three from trial and error and from reading how some serious pizza chefs create their particular master pizzas!

My secret pizza dough recipe has 00 flour,0 flour and a special grade flour with 13% protein and plenty of gluten to make the pizza dough nice and stretchy. Combine the flour with the right yeast, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil certified from California and there you have it. the perfect ingredients for the perfect pizza dough recipe at home.


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