cavatellipesto

Cavatelli With Creamy Pesto Sauce

This is a quick, easy sauce to make using fresh basil with just a little cream that is delicious on homemade cavatelli or just about any other pasta you...

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Pasta Crudaiola With Ricotta

We are now midway through summer and the best of the fresh, ripe tomatoes are everywhere. We have dined out several times recently and have seen a variation of...

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Prosciutto Fig Bruschetta

I truly believe that the combination of figs and prosciutto is a perfect blend of sweet and salty. I make a delicious Grilled Fig Prosciutto Pasta, a Grilled Fig...

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Mini Quiche Appetizers

These little tender bites of quiche are perfect for a breakfast brunch, or on an antipasti platter. I simply use a basic, medium sized muffin tin which creates delicious...

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Summer Farro Salad

Farro is a grain that I first discovered when we visited Umbria many years ago. Farro is an ancient grain that has recently become quite popular again and has...

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Octopus Salad

We love octopus whether it is braised in tomato sauce and wine, grilled, or roasted but it is very difficult to find fresh octopus locally here in Umbria which...

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Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With 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...

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Penne Pasta With Nduja Sauce

Just last year we discovered an amazing spicy pork product called nduja that is sold in salami form but has a soft, spreadable consistency at room temperature. Although we...

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Fava Beans With Pancetta

I love fava beans and buy them buy the bag full at our local market when they are fresh each spring. Unfortunately though, the season is now over for...

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Savory Onion Tart

This is a very rustic, savory pie with a crust made simply with flour, olive oil, white wine and a little salt that could be found in southern Italy,...