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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.

Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pasta

Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pasta

Dice up the Cajun Trinity (onion, celery and peppers), simmer a spicy tomato-based sauce, add chicken and andouille sausage and toss in pasta … ready, set, GEAUX!

Foodventurous: Rome

Foodventurous: Rome

Just how exactly does one put Rome into words? Even if I narrow it down to “food in Rome”, it is still an overwhelming task. Having just returned from a week in Italy and placing a magnificent check-mark next to one of my upper-tier bucket 

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!

Szechwan Chicken-Pasta Salad

I’ve made many recipes out of this book, but the one that has really been a staple at our table is this “salad”. We love it hot from the stove, and we love it cold the next day for lunch. It is light and healthy. I have reduced the amount of noodles and bumped up the veggies. Reduced-sodium soy sauce substitutes for regular soy sauce in an effort to cut the sodium.

This is not a very spicy recipe. There is a little heat from the chili oil and the crushed red pepper. Use less of these ingredients if you are at all concerned about the spice level. Use more if you want a little mouth-burn.

Italian Vegetable Soup

Italian Vegetable Soup

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