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Rustic Ricotta Biscuits

Tweet Ricotta is not actually a cheese, rather it is a byproduct of the cheese-making process. The creamy curds of  ricotta are rich in protein, are an excellent source of calcium and high in selenium, an important antioxidant. Since ricotta usually comes from animals raised on pasture, it provides a good amount of omega-3 in […]

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Orange Mascarpone Biscuits

Tweet These quick and easy-to-prepare biscuits will add a special touch to your everyday breakfast. And, if you’re having overnight guests for the holidays, it’s nice to have something fresh from the oven to go with their morning coffee. The biscuits are topped with mascarpone and orange marmalade before they are baked, making them ready […]

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Scorzette di Arancia

Tweet If you can peel an orange and boil water you can make candied orange peel! I feel very fortunate to have several citrus trees in my yard and I take full advantage of the bountiful harvest. There’s something special about picking fruit fresh off the tree to enjoy on a moments notice and I […]

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Olive Oil Zucchini Bread

Tweet   Summer squash is abundant this time of year. We have eaten it grilled and oven-fried, in a refreshing cold soup and a marinated salad. If you love zucchini and if you have this prolific vegetable in your garden (or a generous neighbors garden), making this bread is the answer to the bountiful harvest that seems […]

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Panettone Bread Pudding

Tweet Just the mere thought of panettone, the slightly-sweet, Milanese Christmas bread, conjures up the aromas of citrus, vanilla and candied fruit. This holiday bread is traditionally made using a “mother dough” (similar to sourdough). The centuries-old process allows the dough to rise naturally over the course of several days, giving this rich-tasting treat its […]

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Cranberry & Toasted Walnut Scones

Tweet Whether I’m making vanilla bean or lemon-blueberry, my scone recipes have the same basic ingredients such as, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, plus either butter or olive oil and heavy cream. Having this foundation makes it very simple to change it up a bit by swapping one or two of the ingredients for others. […]

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Vanilla Bean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Scones

Tweet Scones are a breakfast  favorite and the perfect coffee and tea-time treat. Requiring only a few ingredients, scones are simple to make and armed with a few baking tips, you’ll be able to serve perfect scones every time. I use vanilla bean EVOO instead of butter, which makes for a light and tender scone […]

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Mozzarella Biscuits

Tweet   Crispy on the outside with a soft crumb inside, these not quite savory, not quite sweet, biscuits are the perfect bite. Particularly tasty with soups and a nice alternative to bread. Leftovers reheated in the oven, (to retain crispness) can be sliced and filled with your favorite jam or scrambled eggs for a […]

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Lemon-Blueberry Scones & Mascarpone Cream

Tweet What is the difference between a scone and a biscuit? If you are (from the states)  visiting England and ask for a biscuit, you will get a cookie. If you order a muffin, you’ll be served the kind with nooks and crannies to capture lavish amounts of butter and jam and it requires a […]

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Carrot Cake Muffins

Tweet   With the exception of sugar beets, carrots have more sugar than any other vegetable. During the middle Ages, when sweeteners were scarce and expensive, Europeans used carrots to add sweetness to cakes. These cakes were perceived as healthy. (I guess they didn’t have any Cheesecake Factory’s). It’s believed that the origin of  carrot […]

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