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Spring party menu ideas from Cervasi in Kansas City

Menu Ideas for Spring Events

Spring is here and that means graduation parties, bridal showers and get-togethers to kick off summer break are just around the corner. So, what should be on the menu at these celebrations? Here are a few Cervasi-inspired ideas to help get your party planning started! Appetizers/Finger Food We follow the unwritten rule that you should […]

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Instant Pots and Pasta

Instant Pot Tips for Pasta Dishes

Did you know you can use your Instant Pot for pasta dishes? That’s right. You can now cook Cervasi pasta in about five minutes! We’ve been reading people’s Instant Pot (a.k.a. Instapot or IP) feedback, tips and tricks on cooking pasta (and using olive oil) in Facebook groups, such as Instant Pot for Beginners and Instant […]

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Cervasi's 3 Savory Soups to Warm You Up This Winter

3 Savory Soups to Warm You Up This Winter

If you are just about anywhere in the United States, you could say it’s been cold — really cold. Much of our country has been experiencing extreme freezing temperatures, loads of ice and piles of snow. And we have been feeling it here in Kansas City this year, right? We don’t know about you, but our […]

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Cervasi Italian foods gift basket idea

Give the Gift of an Italian Food Basket This Christmas

You’ve seen traditional gift baskets filled with coffee, tea and chocolates. This year, change things up and give a useful, beautiful gift basket filled with Italian food products from Cervasi! Include a selection of ingredients for a specific dish. Then complete the basket by adding a recipe card showing how to create the dish. Check […]

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Cervasi's World Pasta Day Contest

Cervasi’s World Pasta Day Contest

We love our holidays here at Cervasi, from Easter to Valentine’s Day and every special day in between. One holiday we’re particularly fond of is World Pasta Day on October 25. Though we don’t need a holiday to remind us of our passion for pasta, we like the idea that people around the world are […]

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Mix Up Your Mac and Cheese

Fancy Your Mac & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese is a classic comfort food — there’s no debating that. The dish appeals to all ages, from kids to adults. Have you ever considered putting a spin on this well-loved, cheesy dish? Whether you want to change things up with different flavors or want to fancy your mac & cheese for a […]

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18 Pasta Sauce Ideas to Shake Up Your Recipe Rotation Cervasi Infographic

18 Pasta Sauce Ideas to Shake Up Your Recipe Rotation [Infographic]

There’s more to pasta than the classic Marinara and Alfredo sauces. In our Guide to Making Pasta Sauce infographic, we’re featuring 16 additional sauces to add to your stock of recipes. Browse Cervasi’s assortment of sauce ideas organized into five categories ― tomato-based, meat, cream and cheese, vinegar and wine and alternative protein ― to […]

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One-Pot Meals for the Busy Family, from Cervasi USA

One-Pot Meals for the Busy Family

The alarm sounds early in the morning. The day quickly shifts to dropping off the kids at school, a workday filled with back-to-back meetings, running errands, lunch with a friend, volunteering at your favorite non-profit — or maybe all of these! Make life a bit easier with simple, streamlined meals that don’t take much time […]

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Temps, Time and Tenderness: 8 Tips for Cooking Pasta

Temp, Time and Tenderness: 8 Tips for Cooking Pasta

Cooking pasta may seem easy — just boil water and add the desired noodle of your choice — but there are tips you can follow to achieve pasta perfection. Here’s a round-up of tips we like: Wait for a rapid boil. If you put the pasta in the water early, it will absorb too much water […]

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Orzo Pasta from Cervasi Pasta, a Kansas City importer of Italian foods

Know Your Noodle: Orzo

Orzo pasta could easily be mistaken for rice, and that’s likely because orzo is the Italian word for “barley.” Orzo pasta, a classic component in soups, also pairs well with butter or light sauces and is a great addition to casseroles and stuffed peppers. In the Cervasi recipe archive, we feature delicious Insalata d’Orzo that includes […]

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