Moms Kitchen – Italian Dinner

How about Italian tonight?? Here are a few of our family favorites that I thought you might enjoy! Nothing says yum like a good old fashioned Italian dinner and why not finish it off with a delicious Tiramisu.

Italian Dinner Menu:

Caesar Salad
Easy Cheesy Chicken Lasagna
Garlic Bread

Recipes Follow…

Caesar Salad Recipe

1/2 to 3/4 cup croutons (recipe below)
1 coddled egg
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 anchovy fillet, mashed (2 inches squeezed if paste is being substituted)
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 tablespoons good quality olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, divided
1 head Romaine lettuce, hearts and tender leaves only
Coarsely ground black pepper


Day old Italian Bread
Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Trim the crust
  • dice into 3/4-inch cubes
  • Toss with enough olive oil to coat, but not drench
  • Sprinkle lightly with salt and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet
  • Bake approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until just golden brown
  • Halfway through the baking time, give the pan a shake to make sure the croutons toast evenly
  • Remove from oven and completely cool croutons

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Lasagna Recipe

3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, sauteed
1 box, cooked lasagna noodles
1/4 cup hot water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2-1/2 cups shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1 (26 ounce) jar favorite tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice cooked chicken. Fold sliced chicken with softened cream cheese and half of the mozzarella cheese being sure to mix well. In large baking dish spread 1/3 of sauce across the bottom. Layer chicken mixture, sprinkle both cheeses, lightly sauce and place 3-5 noodles over top. Repeat layers ending with sauce and a layer of cheeses on top. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until golden and bubbly.

Serve with Garlic Bread or Texas Toast.

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Tiramisu Recipe

2 teaspoons instant coffee in 1/2 cup water
2 ounces brandy liqueur
4 egg yokes
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups Mascarpone cheese
15 large lady fingers cut in half
3oz Milk Chocolate, finely chopped
Medium Souffle or dessert dish

  • Mix coffee and liqueur together, set aside
  • Over a double boiler, beat egg yolks and sugar until mixture becomes light yellow and forms ribbons
  • Cool 5 minutes
  • Beat egg whites to stiff peaks
  • Slowly Fold mascarpone into egg yolk
  • Then fold egg yoke/mascarpone mix into egg whites and set aside
  • Layer lady fingers across bottom of souffle or dessert dish
  • Paint the lady fingers with espresso mixture
  • Layer mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with broken chocolate
  • Repeat
  • Top with shaved chocolate

Serve with cappuccino or regular coffee.

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Gustare! (Enjoy!!)

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