So you wanna cook like an Italian nonna without shelling out for a ravioli stamper, sausage stuffer, or some other soon-to-be-collecting-dust piece of specialty equipment? No problem. Here are 10 essential Italian recipes you can master with average-Joe kitchenware and grocery-store staples. And since it’s chilly, we’ve tucked in plenty of carbo-loading opportunities. Let’s get started—click through the gallery above to see all the recipes.

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