Month: September 2012

Caramelized Onion & Fig Crostata

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  The best way, in my opinion, to eat fichi, meaning figs in Italian, is fresh off the tree. That was how I experienced my first taste of this short-lived…
Finocchio al Forno

Finocchio al Forno

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  Italians eat fennel (finocchio) in much the same way as Americans eat celery, raw with perhaps a bit of salt. Tossed in a salad, fennel adds a wonderful aromatic…
Ricotta al Caffe

Ricotta al Caffe

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  Every Sicilian I have ever met has a sweet tooth, we love our dolce (dessert), especially those with sweetened ricotta! Sicily’s iconic cannoli with its crisp pastry shell, creamy…
Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

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  As a rule, when I make dinner it’s usually something I have a hunger for, but there are those times when I just don’t feel all that hungry or…
Roasted Tomatoes

Pomodori al Forno

  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”…

Espresso Brownie Pops

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  Brownies, that iconic, no-utensil-needed dessert, has made more appearances at potlucks and back-to-school nights than perhaps her best friend, the chocolate chip cookie. I have eaten my fair share…
No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

Each morning before my son left for school we sat down to a healthy breakfast. Whether it was in a chair at the kitchen table or on more hectic days,…
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