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White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

Fresh pasta is the beginning of all pastas but many are created for the specific purpose of being dried and packaged for sale down the line. Fresh pasta has a soft texture because of the dough. Southern Italy uses semolina and water most of the time. Northern parts of Italy use eggs and all-purpose flour. Whether it is actually better than dried pasta depends on the recipe, the person who is making it and the ingredients put in it. There are recipes that call strictly for dried pasta and some that give the option of either dried or fresh, with slightly different directions for preparation.

There are areas that use tomato sauces in the summer and herb-butter and cream-style sauces the rest of the year and that is the time you particularly want the flavor and texture of fresh pasta. Those who have the opportunity to visit Italy are in for a treat because most restaurants prepare pasta fresh daily and since you are in Italy trying to soak up ambience, avoid eating somewhere that avoids making fresh pasta daily.

Chicken N Cheese Lasagna is a great recipe although fresh pasta is not a benefit because of the tomato sauce. However, Chicken Alfredo with a delicious white sauce is absolutely the dish you want to prepare fresh pasta for before serving it to the family. A pasta cutter is nice and if you do not have one do not let that stop you from getting the recipe for fresh pasta and cutting the Alfredo noodles yourself. The strips are wider than spaghetti and most linguine noodles, and your family will be too busy eating dinner to get out a tape measure and check to see if each one is the same width. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.

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When the weather is cold, a baked pasta dish or juicy pork or veal recipe might be ideal. During the summer months, an Italian salad might be your dish of choice. We have vegetarian recipes, Italian soups, and even tips on how to work with Italian ingredients for the best results, whether you are making lasagna, gnocchi or an Italian casserole


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