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  • Italian Essence

    Italian Essence

    A no-sodium sesoning that can enhance many Italian-style dishes. Simmer it in any homemade or jarred sauce. Whisk it with a little oil and vinegar for a marinade. Rub it inside a whole chicken. Or rub it on steak, lamb, or pork before cooking. You can even sprinkle it over left over pizza before you re-heat it in the oven!

    • Total Time: 5 minutes
    • Yield: scant 3/4 cup
    Tags: italian
  • Grilled Polenta

    Grilled Polenta

    The great thing about this dish is that the polenta can be prepared up to two days ahead of time, set to cool in the fridge, and then brought out just before you’re ready to grill for a quick and easy side. Serve with drizzled olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Spectacular!

    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 hour plus chilling time
    • Yield: 8 to 12 servings