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Fresh Tomato & Cheese Tart

Tweet This savory summertime tart is a terrific choice to utilize the season’s bounty of fresh flavorful tomatoes. The flaky buttery crust compliments the luscious ricotta and Parmesan cheese filling. A drizzle of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar is the delicious finishing touch. If you don’t have an aged balsamic in your pantry, you […]

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Lasagna Summer Salad

Lasagna Summer Salad

Tweet This salad has the taste of summer written all over it! Vine-ripened, sweet, juicy tomatoes, fresh ricotta and a simple light basil pesto transform the traditional hearty lasagna. Okay, it’s not really lasagna but, I did use lasagna noodles. The pasta is layered with mozzarella and ricotta (same as lasagna) but, in place of […]

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Roasted Tomatoes

Pomodori al Forno

Tweet Romas, beefstakes, heirlooms and cherries, so many tomatoes, so little time. Recently, I purchased several pounds of tomatoes which I intended on using in a variety of recipes. “Intended” being the optimum word, life got busy and other than slicing and tossing into salad greens, making Panzanella Portabello’s and Fettunta Toscana, I still had […]

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Caprese Bite

Tweet My Caprese bite is a natural for merenda, just that one perfect bite of a classic! They are easy to make and great to have on hand for a quick snack. Add a few olives, bruschetta and a chunk of salame and it’s a satisfying small meal. This is a wonderful appetizer and is […]

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Panzanella Portabello

Tweet   “I don’t think you can find a poorer dish than this one,” says Sofia Loren of this stale bread salad. “As a child during the war, when I’d see my grandmother busy preparing panzanella, I’d know right away that our household had run out of money. But I loved this kind of food […]

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Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

Tweet You might not recognize this salad the way it’s presented. I certainly didn’t when it was served to me at a fine restaurant in Las Vegas. I ordered insalata caprese, the classic Italian salad. The tomatoes and cheese are usually sliced and arranged by overlapping alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella. Drizzled with extra […]

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Pomodoro con Pane (Tomato with Bread Soup)

Tweet     I think it’s safe to say, I have never ever thrown away a piece of bread … ever. Why would I, when there is always a use for even the last crusty chunk. I use it for stuffing, breadcrumbs and of course soups. This recipe takes full advantage of any bread you […]

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