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30

Jun

2019

Happy 100 to the Negroni!

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June 24-30, 2019 is officially Negroni Week. And this year, it’s especially special…it’s the 100th anniversary of the Negroni. The Negroni is an Italian creation, for which I’m forever grateful to the creator. If you’ve never had one, it’s an acquired taste. I have most certainly acq...
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17

Feb

2019

Fresh Egg Pasta and Pesto

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Several years ago I bought myself a KitchenAid mixer for my birthday (the bright red one from the Pro Series…it’s beautiful!). Soon, the pasta attachments followed as a Christmas gift and I began making fairly easy homemade pasta. Then I discovered the Making Artisan Pasta book by Aliza ...
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28

Dec

2018

Dunderi

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Dunderi are delicious little dumplings made from ricotta, flour, and Parmesan. It’s italian comfort food at it’s best! Their origins are from the Italian Amalfi Coasf and are traditionally served with tomato sauce or simply with melted butter and fresh grated Parmesan. We’ve made these edible ...
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27

Dec

2018

Chunky Tomato Sauce

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I adapted this recipe from Jenn Louis‘ Pasta By Hand book. It’s a fabulous book filled with delicious, handmade Italian recipes. I highly recommend you add it to your kitchen aresenal if you’re a foodie like I am. Chunky Tomato Sauce 2 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 4 Garlic Cloves, 1/2 Large Yello...
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23

Sep

2018

Grilled Scallops and Milanese Risotto

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Cooking is a most excellent way to explore other cultures and bring back memories of visits to those cultures. We recently completed another venture to Italy, the northern part this trip, and discovered a delicious risotto that Milan is known for…spiced with fragrant saffron. Enjoy! Grilled Sc...
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05

Jan

2018

Homemade Ricotta

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I know what you’re thinking…”why spend a lot of time and energy making ricotta at home when you can spend a few bucks and buy ricotta in the store?” If you don’t want to take on this process purely for the sake of bragging that you made  homemade ricotta, then do it be...
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17

Feb

2014

Flavors of Summer and Italy

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Yes, it’s the middle of winter. That’s exactly why I need to make a recipe like this. The warmth and creamy goodness of the risotto is comforting when it’s cold and the wind is howling outside. Then there’s the fresh, simple flavors of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil that are ...
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