Month: November 2011

Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Gratin

Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Gratin

  A gratin is usually topped with cheese and breadcrumbs to form a lightly browned and tasty crust. But I have found that a cream sauce with a bit of…
Carmelized Onion & Gruyere Quiche

Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Quiche

  In the mid 1980’s I taught cooking classes for the Adult Education Department at our community college. One of the favorites was Brunch, The Perfect Way to Entertain. One…
Baked Artichoke Frittata

Baked Artichoke Frittata

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  Fritatte are a staple in my home, usually made on top of the stove in a skillet and finished off under the broiler or in the oven. Or they…
Sformato di Cavolifiori

Sformato di Cavolfiore

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  A sformato is similar to a souffle but not as airy so you don’t have to worry about it falling. They almost always contain beaten eggs, and usually a…
Fagioli al Pomodoro

Fagioli al Pomodoro

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  Beans are so darn good for you that I’m always looking for ways to incorporate them into our meals. This recipe is great as an antipasto all by itself;…
Lemon Biscotti

Lemon Biscotti

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  I have been very fortunate to have a lemon tree or two every place I have lived. It is such a convenience to walk out the door and pick…
cuccidati cookie and coffee

Sicilian Girl’s Cuccidati Recipe

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  Each year I put aside a small container of these Sicilian specialties to be enjoyed long after the holidays have passed. As much as I enjoy the holiday season, I’ve…
Italian Food Buffet

Buon Giorno! Welcome to my food blog

  Colazione, pranzo e cena (breakfast, lunch and dinner) – there’s no doubt about it, food is an important part of every day life. But food is more than just…

Stuffed Artichokes (Carcioffi Ripieni)

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  Stuffing artichokes, although not complicated is time consuming. It is the perfect family activity because all ages can participate. The adults need to prepare the artichokes (cleaning and trimming),…

Roasted Portabella Salad

  It never ceases to amaze me that some of the highest praised recipes are often the simplest to prepare. This mushroom salad falls into that category. Not only is…

Mascarpone Souffle

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  An indescribably delicious, light and slightly sweet souffle. I love making this dish when I have overnight guests because everything can be prepared the night before. You can use…

Joe’s Special

  Some say this famous San Francisco specialty was devised by a San Francisco chef as a variation on the Italian frittata. Others insist it was created as an after-hours…
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