ricottapeas

Bruschetta With Ricotta, Baby Peas And Fava Bean Puree

I am continuing on my quest to create new recipes for the amazing spring vegetables I am finding at the local street markets here in Italy. I already had...

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Marinated Artichokes

Carciofi Marinata ~ This artichoke recipe shows how you don’t need complicated ingredients when preparing artichokes, and often the simpler the dish, the better. I love vegetables of all...

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Strangozzi With Baby Artichokes & Sausages

I was so excited to get back to Italy and hit the local street markets, and on my first trip to the market in Marsciano I spied baby spring...

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Chocolate Chestnut Cake

I am not a big dessert person, and after dinner if we have anything at all, it is often fresh fruit or a nice slice of cheese. Once in...

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Ravioli Gnudi With Quick Tomato Sauce

These little gems are called ricotta spinach gnocchi, or ravioli gnudi as they resemble the filling often used to stuff ravioli. This recipe was adapted from Davina Cucina’s (otherwise...

lambragusauce

Hearty Lamb Ragù

I made this hearty country sauce using leftover roast lamb, but you can easily substitute a pound of lamb stew meat. This sauce is great on almost any pasta,...

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Risotto With Champagne And Strawberries

Although these ingredients may seem unique, combined together in this recipe they are delicious. This delicate, creamy risotto dish goes with just about any entree, but make sure that...

apricotloaves

Apricot, Pine Nut & Ginger Breakfast Bread

Italians as a rule do not make too many quick breads, but they do enjoy a slice of sweet bread, or not too sweet cake with their morning coffee,...

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi In Brown Butter Sage Sauce

I love gnocchi of every shape and description so I often try out new combinations to see what I can come up with. I decided that since basic potato...

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Vintner’s Sausages

  This is a dish that is popular across central Italy when the grapes are being harvested and the workers need a dish that is easy to put together...