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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Tweet Lemon ricotta pancakes have a fluffy, luscious creaminess and are an excellent alternative to your every-day pancakes. This elegant replacement to the morning meal will turn an ordinary breakfast into a special occasion. These light, yet rich-tasting pancakes need nothing but a dusting of confectioners sugar and a few fresh berries. But, if you […]

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Sicilian Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Tweet These are soft, tender, cake-like cookies that have been kissed by lemons. They are perfect when you feel like having a small sliver of cake, but who among us really eats only a sliver? So, I bake these cookies, keep them in the freezer and take out one (or 3) when I want a […]

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Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti

Tweet If you are a newcomer to using extra-virgin olive oil when baking, you’re in for a treat and a healthy one at that. Baking with olive oil dramatically reduces the saturated fat and cholesterol of your baked goods. Once you begin to use this healthy fat, there’s no going back and after you’ve tried […]

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Scent of Sicily

Scent of Sicily

Tweet I have a beautiful lemon tree just outside my kitchen door and almost always have a bowl of lemons on the counter. To me, their citrus aroma shouts out freshness. If that were not enough good fortune, (I am very grateful for this lemon tree) I have two ridiculously large rosemary bushes in the yard. […]

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Limoncello Chicken Skewers

Tweet   We know that lemon and chicken compliment each other, but add fresh and fragrant Limoncello to the recipe and your guests will compliment you ! Limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) is an Italian lemon liquor, and is grown  along the lush hillsides of the Almafi Coast. Authentic Limoncello is made from Sorrento lemons. You will almost […]

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Lemon Granita

Tweet Granita Siciliana is Sicily’s famous “icy” treat. It has a texture similar to an American snow-cone but that’s where the similarity ends. What a granita is NOT is crushed ice covered in an artificial syrup. A fruit-flavored granita is flavored with the actual fruit. The ingredients can be the same as those found in […]

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Lemon Panna Cotta

Tweet Panna Cotta is simply a soft, sweet, silky-smooth, melt-in-your mouth Italian dessert. It’s similar to a custard (without the eggs) but with a creamier lighter texture. Panna Cotta means “cooked cream” in Italian and originated from northern Italy (Piedmont Region). This is the type of dessert that is perfect for dinner parties (can be […]

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Piccatina di Vitello al Limone

Tweet Sauteed veal with lemon is fast food … really! Thinly-sliced veal quickly sauteed (don’t even have to dredge it in flour) and a sauce that practically makes itself is my definition of fast food. You could substitute chicken in most recipes that call for veal, however, you would have to pound the chicken breasts […]

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Kale-Lemon Pesto

Tweet I grew up thinking pesto was basil and basil only. But I have tried many a restaurant’s version of pesto, (some tasty, others not so much) and have come up with a few versions myself. Pesto is basically a fresh uncooked pureed sauce. They can be quite versatile and are easy to make. A […]

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Marinated Zucchini Salad

Tweet This is another one of those recipes that travels well. Whether you’re off to the beach or an extended road trip, salads prepared without mayonnaise have a longer “cooler” life. Although it takes only minutes to make, it does need to marinate for several hours (for all the ingredients to get to know each […]

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