Month: April 2012

Cauliflower Greens and Eggs

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  I am always looking for alternatives to replace breakfast potatoes. When I made Cauliflower Greens Restelli the other day, I had an “Ahah” moment. Now, that dish is delicious…

Cauliflower Greens Restelli

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  This recipe was created by a sous chef at the St. Louie Union Train Station, for the droves of Italian immigrants passing through in the late 1800’s. I came…

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

    Six days of food, wine and music, sounds like a recipe for a great week to me! Celebrating it’s 34th year, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s “Great Arizona Picnic”…

Swordfish Stemperata

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  If for no other reason, (and I have many) I would live in Sicily for her abundant source of fish. The catch varies with the seasons and the waters.…

Spinaci alla Siciliana

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  This is a classic Sicilian vegetable dish. It can be prepared with spinach, chard, mustard greens (or any other leafy greens). Nutritious and delicious this recipe literally takes only…

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

  Cooking with fresh herbs is like icing a cake. Say you’ve made this delicious carrot cake and it is really good. Now, you spread on the luscious cream cheese…

Cannoli Bites

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  Need to satisfy a cannoli craving? Don’t have time to make the traditional shells? These Cannoli Bites are the sweet solution to satisfy your desire for this Sicilian treat.…

Frutta al Spiedino

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  Perfect for Colazione or Dolci (breakfast or dessert). This fruit kabob (spiedino) is a colorful addition to the table and of course it’s paired with Cannoli Cream for that…

Frutta con Cannoli Cream

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  When it comes to dessert, Italians usually opt for fruit at the end of a meal. The wonderfully rich desserts that the country is famous for are generally saved…

Cannoli Cream

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  Ah, the cannoli, a masterpiece of Sicilian pasticceria! This dolce (dessert) is a crisp tube-shaped pastry shell filled with a luscious, sweet ricotta cheese filling. Dusted in confectioner’s sugar…

Saltimbocca Rolls

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  In Italian, saltimbocca means “to jump in the mouth,” implying that the dish is so good that it literally jumps into your mouth. I’ve eaten a few different versions…

Stuffed Eggs with Prosciutto

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  The greens on the plate are called pea shoots and they are more than just a garnish. Pea shoots are the leaves and tendrils of the pea plant. While…

Buona Pasqua!

    Cari Amici, A few of my favorite dessert recipes for this special holiday include; Easter Bunny Cake, Crostata di Ricotta, Spring Cupcakes, Pignoli and of course anything with Cannoli…

Seared Scallops with Mustard Aioli

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  Aioli is a sauce made by mixing extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and egg yolks until it is smooth and creamy, resembling mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is lemon juice…

Yum!

      Spring Cupcakes                    

Easter Bunny Cake

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  Many years ago, when my son Joe was just a little boy, we spent Easter in the California Sierra’s. We have a cabin surrounded by sugar and ponderosa pine…

Spring Cupcakes

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  Who among us doesn’t love a good cupcake? Apparently not too many based on the number of cupcake shops popping up around town. Have you seen the program Cupcake…

Spring

  Spring is my very favorite time of year. It’s a season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth … a do-over, if you will. Life just seems to come alive everywhere…
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