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What recipes are shared at a perfect Italian Holiday Table? Our favorites are always Garlic Butter & Artichoke Pasta & one bowl brownies for dessert.
Italian Holiday Table
The holidays are now upon us my friends. That means for us our days will be full of the traditional foods we enjoy every year. But knowing that we will be having a whole lot of things like turkey & cranberries we like to make sure our night before Thanksgiving is something completely different. Since family is in town we know we want to cook a whole lot of food & pasta is almost always our “go-to” for that. Knowing that we will be spending so much time cooking for the holiday, I want something quick & easy & still delicious.
So one of our favorites to share with guests is this Garlic Butter & Artichoke Pasta. It’s delicious spinach noodles smothered in creamy garlic butter sauce & tossed with artichoke hearts. Yum! The best part is that it takes just a few minutes to make. Since we are year-round grillers, the hubs is usually in the backyard grilling up chicken to have on the side while I’m in the kitchen making this masterpiece & visiting with family.
To make these recipes, I start with these ingredients from Colavita! They are my “go-to” for all my pasta dishes & desserts. I just love the quality & the variety of ingredients gives me the ability to stretch my creativity in the kitchen.
Garlic Butter & Artichoke Pasta
- 1 lb spinach tagliatelle nest noodles
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1-1/3 cup milk
- 1- 9 oz jar artichoke hearts
- salt & pepper to taste
- Diced tomatoes for garnish
- Cook pasta to directions - add olive oil to water when cooking your noodles
- While the pasta is cooking - make your sauce
- In a small saucepan, melt your butter add your garlic paste
- Cook 1-2 minutes, add flour &whisk constantly for approx 1 minute
- Slowly whisk in milk, salt & pepper & simmer until thickened - continuing to stir
- Once the sauce is thickened & pasta is done cooking- drain pasta & add sauce
- Fold in your artichoke hearts
- Garnish with diced tomatoes, Parmesan cheese & serve with a grilled chicken breast
When we have guests I always like to have a simple dessert to finish off the night. After something savory, I’m always craving something sweet. These one bowl brownies are the perfect thing to fix that. I have my girls whip them up while I’m washing the dinner dishes & then it’s time to enjoy.
Have you made a one-bowl brownie recipe before? They are so rich & fudgy. My perfect brownie, that’s for sure. Definitely a great way to kick off the holidays.
One Bowl Brownies
- 4 oz - 51% Cacao Perugina baking chocolate
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 8 oz Perugina white chocolate - broken into pieces
- confectioners sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper
- In a medium microwave safe bowl combine chocolate & butter & heat on high approx 2 minutes or until butter is melted
- Add sugar & stir
- Add in eggs & vanilla & mix well
- Pour into prepared pan
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick test is clean
- In the last 10 minutes of baking - remove brownies & add your pieces of white chocolate & return to oven to melt slightly
- Allow to cool before cutting
- Dust with confectioners sugar before serving
Check out these products I used here – Colavita Premium Blended Oil 75% Canola Oil – 25% Virgin Olive Oil, Colavita Tagliatelle Spinach Nests, Artichoke Hearts in EVOO, Perugina White Chocolate Bar, Perugina 85% Cacao Chocolate Bar (I used the 51% but you could use this one)
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