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Better than Nutella Chocolate Spread

Tweet I have made several attempts over the years to come up with a chocolate spread that I feel is worthy of sharing. The flavor was always great, rather it was the texture I had issues with. No matter how much I ground the nuts (even in a Vita-mix) the results were on the grainy […]

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Rosemary-Roasted Grapes

Tweet I’m certain you have probably roasted a chicken, cuts of beef and various vegetables, but have you ever roasted fruit? Roasting fruit intensifies its natural sweetness and is a great way to use fruit that is still good but, past its prime. I make this recipe and spoon over roast pork or chicken and […]

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Fettunta Toscana

Tweet Fettunta Toscana, a traditional Tuscan style bruschetta, is grilled rustic bread with tomatoes and basil. The quality of the ingredients are paramount for this simple yet satisfying snack (Merenda). Thick, crusty, chewy, country bread, fresh from-the-vine plump and juicy tomatoes (or at least perfectly ripe), a few cloves of fresh garlic, sweet basil and […]

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Bruschetta with Ricotta Fresca & Balsamic Drizzle

Tweet Bruschetta is simply yesterday’s bread given new life with a fresh topping of some sort. Italians don’t waste bread, I think it might even be a sin. The type of bruschetta I make is largely determined by the contents of┬ámy refrigerator. The last time I made Baked Ricotta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes I had a […]

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Bruschetta

Tweet “A table without bread is like a day without sunshine.” This Sicilian saying refers to the poverty of the past (faded but not forgotten) where a loaf of bread was the only thing keeping you from starvation. Perhaps, this is why many of us have grown up being taught to never waste a crumb. […]

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Sicilian Caponata

Tweet   It is believed by some that this Sicilian antipasto originated with the local fisherman. Their caponata alla marinara made with seafood kept well because of the vinegar which acted as a preservative. Caponata is easy to prepare and keeps for at least a week (it’s always gone by then but I think it […]

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