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ESCAPE TO TUSCANY RECIPE CONTEST

ESCAPE TO TUSCANY RECIPE CONTEST

Explore the Contadina® Escape to Tuscany Recipe Contest. A culinary trip for two to Italy plus great weekly prizes are up for grabs! Who will be the winners?

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Put Pasta on Your Plate

Put Pasta on Your Plate

A favorite ingredient in Italian cuisine, pasta not only tastes great, it's good for you too.

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Why Is Sharing a Family Dinner Important?

Why Is Sharing a Family Dinner Important?

Sitting down as a family to enjoy a meal together does wonders for the family dynamic. It's an ideal time to reconnect, and offer support, reassurance, and most importantly, love.

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How to Cook an Italian-inspired Meal for a Large Family

How to Cook an Italian-inspired Meal for a Large Family

Bringing the flavor of Italy to your dinner table, large or small, is easy when you follow these simple tips.

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Pizza Perfected

Pizza Perfected

The key to creating a pizza pie that's packed full of flavor is to make your own at home.

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Say Ciao With A Personalized Italian eCard

Say Ciao With A Personalized Italian eCard

Sending a taste of Italy has never been easier. Choose an Italian photo theme, personalize your message and click send. Finito!

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Explore Family Sunday Dinners

Explore Family Sunday Dinners

Find delicious and authentically Italian recipes your whole family will love—check out the Contadina® Family Sunday Dinner page and get inspired with meal ideas, cooking tips and culinary advice.

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Fast Food

Prepare authentic Italian “fast food”

Increase your recipe repertoire with these fast, yet delicious goodies.

Pizza Panini and authentic Sicilian Arancine await.

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Take the Authentic Italian Cuisines Quiz

Test your knowledge of Italian ingredients and recipes. What is Arrabbiata sauce? Which dessert is made with mascarpone cheese? Take this quiz and find out. Buon divertimento (have fun)!

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Tip # 1

Pull Basil apart with your fingers, don’t use a knife.

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Tip # 2

Rub wooden cutting boards with lemon juice to remove garlic odor.

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Tip # 3

Buy pre-washed salads in a bag to save time while cooking.

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Tip # 4

Cook and freeze sauces and stocks for quick use later.

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Tip # 5

Buy boneless cuts of thinly sliced meats; they cook faster.

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Tip # 6

Buy cooked rotisserie chicken, and use it to make soups and stocks.

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Tip # 7

Wrap in moist cheesecloth and foil to keep fresh when storing.

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Tip # 8

Keep your pantry stocked with essentials for making a quick pasta dinner.

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Tip # 9

For fastest results when making pasta, don’t add salt until the water has come to a full boil.

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Tip # 10

Using a food processor to chop vegetables saves a lot of time.

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