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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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  Lemon ricotta pancakes have a fluffy, luscious creaminess and are an excellent alternative to your every-day pancakes. This elegant replacement to the morning meal will turn an ordinary breakfast…

Torta di Riso (Rice Pudding)

  My mother was a finicky eater as a child — something she never really outgrew. As an adult, her petite frame of barely five feet tall and one hundred…

Panettone Bread Pudding

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  Just the mere thought of panettone, the slightly sweet, Milanese Christmas bread, conjures up the aromas of citrus, vanilla and candied fruit. This holiday bread is traditionally made using…

Cappuccino on a stick

  A frozen version of my favorite coffee drink is nothing more than accidental genius. Accidental is the operative word here. I was making several batches of flavored ice cubes…

Roasted Potato & Fennel Frittata

  Last night’s dinner was a simple rosemary-roasted chicken with vegetables. Having spent much of the morning gardening, this first meal of the day needed to be quick and easy.…

Melone e Mozzarella

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  Tuscan melons are a type of cantaloupe … the best type! Originating in Italy, this fruit with the sweet aroma, will seduce your senses, the moment you slice into…

Fresh Ricotta & Strawberry Bruschetta

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  Another batch of homemade ricotta, a basket of fresh-picked strawberries and the taste of summer is just a bite away! My mid-morning pick-me-up, all I need is a cappuccino and…

Pecan Pie French Toast

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  Mother’s Day Brunch, held in the historic ballroom of the Bourbon Orleans, live jazz and amazing food was a delectable triple treat. The Bourbon Orleans, my favorite hotel in the…

Carbonara for One

  Pasta alla Carbonara is a simple dish consisting basically of pasta, bacon, cheese and raw eggs. Some recipes (not the original) add cream. The original Roman version is quite…

Frittata con Zucchini

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  A ridiculously quick and easy way to get a perfect frittata (Italian omelet) for one. It seems I always have leftover roasted or grilled veggies of some kind in…

Mini Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

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  Sometimes I just want a little something sweet! Have you ever made a batch of pancakes on Sunday morning (or any morning) and had a little batter leftover? So,…

Sweet Potato Biscuits

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  Everything’s better with biscuits! These southern specialties have a soft tender crumb with a slight sweet taste and a kiss of cinnamon. These better than cornbread (in my opinion)…
Italian Food Buffet

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  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…
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