Archive | April, 2012

Saltimbocca Rolls

Tweet In Italian, saltimbocca means “to jump in the mouth,” implying that the dish is so good that it literally jumps into your mouth. I’ve eaten a few different versions of saltimbocca. One with chicken, one with capers (not my favorite) and the one that your fork insists on leaping into your mouth, one delicious […]

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Stuffed Eggs with Prosciutto

Tweet The greens on the plate are called pea shoots and they are more than just a garnish. Pea shoots are the leaves and tendrils of the pea plant. While peas take all summer to grow, the shoots are harvested after only 2-3 weeks. These leaves are young and tender with a delicious and distinctive […]

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Buona Pasqua!

Tweet   Cari Amici, A few of my favorite dessert recipes for this special holiday include; Easter Bunny Cake, Crostata di Ricotta, Spring Cupcakes, Pignoli and of course anything with Cannoli Cream! Buona Pasqua (Happy Easter)!  

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Seared Scallops with Mustard Aioli

Tweet Aioli is a sauce made by mixing extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and egg yolks until it is smooth and creamy, resembling mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is lemon juice (or vinegar) egg yolks and vegetable oil. Although some restaurants may use these terms interchangeably, aioli and mayo are not the same thing. The significant […]

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Yum!

Tweet       Spring Cupcakes                    

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Easter Bunny Cake

Tweet   Many years ago when my son Joe was just a little boy, we spent Easter in the California Sierra’s. We have a cabin surrounded by sugar and ponderosa pine trees, white firs, cypress and a couple of magnificent oaks with a redwood forest down the road. It’s our own little piece of heaven […]

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Spring Cupcakes

Tweet Who among us doesn’t love a good cupcake? Apparently not too many based on the number of cupcake shops popping up around town. Have you seen the program Cupcake Wars currently airing on the food network? How many different recipes can they come up with week after week? It’s nothing short of amazing.  Well, […]

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Spring

Tweet Spring is my very favorite time of year. It’s a season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth … a do-over, if you will. Life just seems to come alive everywhere you look. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and people just seem to be smiling more. William Shakespeare’s quote says it best, “April hath put […]

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