Irresistible Flavors: Italian Made Fresh

The scent of wholesome, fragrant ingredients will entice you to the kitchen.

Recipes:
1. Fresh Vegetable Penne
2. White Bean-and-Asparagus Salad
3. Italian Caramelized Oranges
4. Spaghetti With Mint-and-Garlic Tomato Sauce

The smell of fresh garlic sizzling on your cooktop, the scent of fresh sage, and a simple tomato sauce seasoned with mint are sure to make your mouth water. These recipes are guaranteed to reinvigorate your cooking regimen. Built around fresh and healthy ingredients, their flavors are irresistible--and you'll reap plenty of health benefits too. Boot the idea of oily restaurant pasta swimming with butter. The best Italian in town is at your house tonight.

This article is from the April 2005 issue of Southern Living.