Pasta E Fagioli This soup is fantastic! One pinner substituted beef stock for the scaled the beef down to lb, (I would use the full lbs, because I like meaty soups) and added 10 shakes of Tabasco. Tastes identical to Olive Gardens!
Italian Sausage, Red Pepper and Mushroom Risotto Brown Eyed Baker - I made a variation of this using my crock pot risotto recipe. It was good, but the texture was sticky. I will have to try the actual recipe next time.