Archive | July, 2014

Raspberry Ricotta Tart

Tweet If you need another reason to make the fresh raspberry preserves, this is it. There are many times I need to come up with a last minute dish for guests and must forage through the pantry shelves and refrigerator for inspiration. With homemade preserves stashed in the freezer, ricotta and a pie crust, (homemade or […]

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Marinated Mozzarella

Tweet Marinated mozzarella balls are perfect for Merende (small bites). You have probably seen them in the deli section of your local supermarket but before you even consider placing them in your shopping cart, I suggest you first read the label. If one of the ingredients is olive oil, put the container back on the […]

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Tweet By using canned  diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, you will have this soup ready in no time at all. First, I saute the vegetables then add the tomatoes and broth and let it simmer for a bit. Next, the whole thing gets pureed in the blender with mascarpone for a silky, creamy […]

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Fresh Cherries

Tweet Fresh, ripe seasonal fruit is the perfect snack or dessert. My place of choice to find the season’s best is at one of those country road-side stands or a farmer’s market. A few years ago, my son and I came across a cherry festival in the Veneto region of Italy. We devoured our fair […]

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Cappuccino on a stick

Tweet A frozen version of my favorite coffee drink is nothing more than accidental genius. Accidental is the operative word here. I was making several batches of flavored ice cubes (Creamy Milk Cubes, Chocolate Espresso Cubes ) to have on hand for ice coffee drinks. By the time I made my Sweet Cappuccino Cubes there were no more […]

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