Month: December 2011

Felice Anno Nuovo!

  A romantic dinner for two on the Grand Canal, the glow of Venice in the moonlight, and the food … oh, the glorious food.

Mom’s Lasagna

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  Making lasagna is a labor of love.  Although not all that difficult to prepare, it does involve several steps and is rather time consuming. There are as many variations…

Anise Biscotti

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  Italians LOVE their biscotti! We eat them for breakfast, for a mid-day snack with a cappuccino (my personal favorite) or dunked into the local Vin Santo, a sweet dessert…

Macaroni & Cauliflower Soup

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  To most Americans, macaroni usually means the elbow type. Growing up we called ALL pasta macaroni. It wasn’t spaghetti and sauce, it was just we’re going to nonni’s on…
Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi (Risotto with Peas)

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  While attending a cooking class in Bergamo, Italy, I will never forget what the chef said about the making of this northern Italian dish. “Making a great risotto,” he…
Fiori di Sicilia Biscotti

Fiori di Sicilia Biscotti

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  For years I’ve made only our traditional biscotti recipes, anise, lemon and almond. My best friend, Dinora, likes the candied fruit one finds in fruit cake so I came…

Sicilian Caponata

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  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…
Panettone Muffins

Panettone Muffins

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  I discovered this recipe the last time I ordered Fiori di Sicilia for my biscotti recipe. King Arthur Flour is the oldest flour company in America and has served…
Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup with Meatballs

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  This soup is so easy and satisfying. Make extra meatballs and keep them in the freezer so you can enjoy a comforting bowl on a moment’s notice. If I…
Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

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  Ganache is a silky-smooth mixture of chocolate and cream, and the results rely on the quality of the chocolate used. You can use semi-sweet or bittersweet, milk, dark or…
Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers

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  Serve with toasted Bruschetta. These full-of-flavor peppers can also be used in omelettes, pannini and pasta. They are always in my refrigerator in the summer months when they’re less…
Broccoli & Ricotta Salata (plated)

Broccoli & Ricotta Salata in Crosta

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  Because Sicily has an abundance of sheep grazing her hillsides, the Island is quite famous for its sheep milk cheeses. Ricotta Salata is one of them. Ricotta means “recooked”…
Braciolone

Braciolone

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  Depending on which part of Italy you’re from, Braciole (bra CHO lay) means different things. In the north it’s generally a cutlet of some kind that is cooked flat.…
espresso biscotti

Espresso Biscotti

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  For all of us coffee lovers who just can’t get enough of our favorite beverage, this is a delicious treat by itself. But who are we kidding? We know…
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