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Brussels Sprouts Bruschetta

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  Anyone who knows me well, will tell you that this is a favorite breakfast of mine. Once a week, I roast a pound or two of these little cruciferous…

Sicilian Lemon Ricotta Cookies

  These are soft, tender, cake-like cookies that have been kissed by lemons. They are perfect when you feel like having a small sliver of cake, but who among us…

Raspberry Ricotta Tart

  If you need another reason to make the fresh raspberry preserves, this is it. There are many times I need to come up with a last-minute dish for guests…

Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage

  A basic brown butter sauce is easy to prepare and adds a depth of flavor and richness to this dish without overpowering the gnocchi. The secret is to only…

Fresh Ricotta Sauce

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  One hot summer, (hot for California, not so much for Arizona) I was searching through my pantry and refrigerator for the makings of a quick summer meal. The result…
Ricotta Gnocchi

Ricotta Gnocchi

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  Gnocchi (pronounced neeyo-kee) are small dumplings. They should be light and have a soft texture¬†not dense and rubbery (often the case in many restaurants). In Italy, gnocchi are eaten…

Crostata di Ricotta (Easter Pie)

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  “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi voui” Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you please. This old Italian saying sings the truth. Colorful, flavorful and full of…
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…

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,…

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.…