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Foodventurous: Italian Hospitality in Boone, Iowa

Foodventurous: Italian Hospitality in Boone, Iowa

Discover this hidden gem of a restaurant in Boone, Iowa where Italian hospitality, flavors and history thrive. Learn more about The New Tic Tic Italian Trattoria and the devoted and talented man who wants you to leave happy and return hungry.

Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Childhood favorite, college staple, and affordable family dinner … amp up your spaghetti with these homemade meatballs!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

A few substitutions transform traditional lasagne into a lighter, healthier dish. This recipe uses spaghetti squash, lean ground meat, fresh tomatoes and a light amount of cheese to satisfy your Italian cravings!

Italian Roast Beef

Hot Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches: I have made this so many times over the years, including once for an anniversary celebration for my mother-in-law and father-in-law. The leftovers are awesome, especially if you turn them into an Italian beef soup. It can be made in the oven as directed, simmered on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. The first two methods really improve the flavor and texture of the meat but the slow cooker provides all of its conveniences and a very tasty result.

Italian Vegetable Soup

Italian Vegetable Soup

Italian herbs and spices combine with hearty vegetables, pasta and meat to make this simple but satisfying soup.

Parmesan Potato Rounds

Earlier this week I promised you a side dish recipe to go with the Balsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork Loin … the perfect complement to any main dish with Italian flavors. Of course, replacing the Italian seasoning with another spice blend will allow you to pair these potatoes with unlimited options. Think cajun … tex-mex … barbeque … ranch … mmmmmm, choices!

Food Lesson: Potatoes are graded according to size/diameter (among other things). I googled it. Google can be your saving grace in cooking dilemmas. Many, many people have the same questions, no matter how unusual. Make sure you choose a reputable site. Compare different sites. And, even better, experiment with your options. Figure out what you like best.