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Burro di agrumi e formaggio

Burro di agrumi e formaggio

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  If you’ve ever used a compound butter, a mixture of fresh herbs and softened butter, you know that it adds inimitable flavor and moisture as it melts on beef,…
Homemade Mascarpone

Homemade Mascarpone

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  Requiring only two ingredients, a candy thermometer, some cheesecloth and a bit of patience is all that is needed to make your own mascarpone. This milky-white, super smooth, soft…
Summer's Sassy Sauce

Summer’s Sassy Sauce

  This bold sauce is similar to pesto, as it’s the same consistency and requires no cooking. Made with a fruity extra-virgin with a peppery finish and two types of…
Fresh Tomato & Herb Sauce

Fresh Tomato & Herb Sauce

  This traditional recipe has been passed down from generation to generation by Pellegrino Artusi, gastronome (a connoisseur of good food) and author of Science in the Kitchen and The Art of…

Light Basil Pesto

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  Pesto is an Italian sauce that is a specialty of Genoa, Italy. It is never cooked (or heated for that matter) and is made with fresh basil, extra-virgin olive…

Roasted Garlic

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  I prefer to use roasted garlic in dishes when I want a more mellow, slightly sweet garlic flavor. This is particularly true in those recipes that do not get…

White Lasagna

  Besciamella, a classic white sauce (known as bechamel in French), consists of flour, butter, milk, salt and a pinch of nutmeg and is widely used in Italian cooking. This…

Olive Oil Granola

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  Granola is simply toasted oatmeal but, with additional ingredients to give it more personality. Using rolled oats (not instant) as the foundation, you can make it as basic or…

Simple Tomato Sauce

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  My grandmother made two kinds of tomato sauce. Sunday’s sauce, which was used for spaghetti and meatballs (we ate this every Sunday for years) and a simple sauce for…

Homemade Ricotta

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  I love making fresh ricotta! In Italian, ricotta means “recooked” and is not actually cheese. Ricotta is a by-product of making mozzarella. When mozzarella is made the left-over whey…
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