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Amaretto Espresso Granita
Dessert, Drinks

Amaretto Espresso Granita

Amaretto Espresso Granita, a summertime treat made with freshly brewed and sweetened black coffee. A splash of liquor is added for some extra indulgence and then topped with whipped cream for one heavenly frozen dessert. While a hot cup of coffee beckons in the morning with its aromatic allure, it also […]

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Apples
Vegetable, Vegetarian

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Apples

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Apples are a perfect medley of sweet and savory. Combined together, you’ll find they compliment any fish or poultry dish while providing a unique and delicious way of teasing your taste buds. Roasting potatoes alongside another vegetable or even in this case combined with apples, is […]

Quinoa Gnocchi Alla Romana
Vegetarian

Quinoa Gnocchi Alla Romana

Quinoa Gnocchi alla Romana is a Roman style dish with a little twist and a truly satisfying ultimate comfort food. One of those easy to prepare meals with few ingredients that requires minimum fuss and packs lots of flavor. Served as either an entreé or a first course meal, it […]

Italian Spumoni Cake
Cakes

Italian Spumoni Cake

Delicious flavors of the ever popular Italian ice-cream better known as simply Spumoni, is revisited in a three layered spectacular Italian Spumoni Cake that is sure to impress. Crumbly cake layers of strawberry, chocolate and pistachio are stacked together while separated by strawberry preserves and pistachio cream. Frosted with a […]

Sardine Spaghetti with Chives
Pasta

Sardine Spaghetti with Chives

Sardine Spaghetti with Chives, a quick and tasty dish utilizing a few pantry staples such as canned sardines and dried pasta. Fresh bread crumbs are toasted til golden brown and then tossed with some snipped chives lending a delicate and subtle onion taste which doesn’t overpower but rather enhances this simple pasta […]

Swiss Chard Mozzarella Calzone
Focaccia, Pizza

Swiss Chard Mozzarella Calzone

Swiss Chard Mozzarella Calzone are warm pockets of pizza dough stuffed with braised Swiss chard, fresh mozzarella, sweet golden raisins and toasted pine nuts for a delicious lunch or anytime snack. There is something deeply pleasing to me which comes in part from a continuity of sorts when making traditional […]

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart
Dessert, Tart

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart

A simple yet elegant Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart made with a crumbly pastry crust, a silky smooth filling of ricotta and mascarpone cheeses. The zest of tangerines with its juices adds a lovely citrusy scent…and of course some grated semi-sweet chocolate simply because chocolate does indeed make everything better. Growing […]

Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests
Dessert

Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests

Turn fresh egg pasta into irresistible Sweet Crispy Easter Pasta Nests which are deep fried till golden brown and drizzled with honey and then topped with candy coated chocolate Easter eggs. Pasta not only makes a comforting first course meal but also can be transformed into a rather playful dessert. Italians have […]

Soft Blueberry Amaretti Cookies
Cookies, Italian Cookies

Soft Blueberry Amaretti Cookies

Soft Blueberry Amaretti Cookies made with blanched almond flour and scented with sweet amaretto di Saronno liqueur. Studded with reconstituted dried blueberries and coated in icing sugar they make a truly delectable gluten free treat. When just recently I was asked if I had a gluten free cookie recipe, amaretti […]

Pasta

Broccoli and Chicken Farfalle

A hearty pasta dish, Broccoli and Chicken Farfalle. You’ll find that a meal such as this one satisfies both the carnivores and vegetable lovers as well as those who need an occasional carbohydrate fix. After suffering a nasty bout of the flu in the last few weeks, I must say it feels pretty […]