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Roasted Sweet Peppers

Sweet, and tender roasted peppers……. this is such a simple recipe that anyone can easily make roasted peppers whenever they desire, and I always buy up extra sweet peppers...

marinatedolives

Marinated Olives

Keep a container of these olives in your fridge year round to add to your antipasti platter, or to nibble on with a glass of wine before dinner. This...

favapecorino

Fava Beans With Pecorino Cheese

This spring vegetable tastes wonderful in this traditional yet simple preparation. Fava beans can be seen across Italy as soon as spring arrives. Although not that easily found here...

caponata

Caponata

Caponata, a zesty eggplant spread, is great anytime, winter or summer, although I do seem to serve it more often in the summer as it just works so well...

bakedblolives

Baked Seasoned Olives

Baking olives with just a few chosen herbs and spices brings out their earthy flavor. This is a great addition to any party, or an antipasto tray. We always...

favamash

Fava Bean Puree

Fresh fava beans are available every spring and are a very versatile and healthy vegetable that can be used in an unlimited number of ways. This fava puree can...

caprese

Insalata Caprese

Creamy mozzarella combined with ripe, fresh tomatoes creates this salad which would be a wonderful antipasto choice, or a light lunch. This salad makes a wonderful antipasto, or a...

orecchiette

How To Make Orecchiette Step By Step

Orecchiette pasta resemble little ears, which is where they get their name. This unique pasta shape can be found across Italy, but is traditionally a typical pasta of Puglia....

friedravioli

Fried Ravioli

A great party food that always gets rave reviews. The red pepper flakes are added to spice up the dipping sauce, but you could leave them out if you...

arancini

Arancini

These risotto balls make great party food. You can also fry them 3-4 hours in advance, and then reheat them at 350 degrees F. just before serving. I like...