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Creamy Basil Risotto With Seared Sea Scallops

I realized the other day that I haven’t made risotto for a couple of months and since we always enjoy a creamy risotto dish it was time I created...

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Roasted Beet Salad With Walnuts And Goat Cheese

Although I enjoy the flavor of all roasted vegetables, I find roasting beets in their skins is the best way to cook them as it brings out their natural...

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Nutella Filled Whole Wheat Brioche

In Italy, these tasty pastry confections are called cornetti or brioche and are commonly eaten at breakfast with a cappuccino or with an espresso in a local coffee bar....

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How To Make Trofie Step By Step

I tasted my first plate of Trofie with Pesto Sauce many years ago when we lived in Milan and had taken a brief trip to Liguria. The basil that...

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Castagnole For Carnivale

Carnevale, like Mardi gras in other parts of the world, is celebrated in Italy forty days before Easter, as a final party before Ash Wednesday and the restrictions of...

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Baked Potato, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Casserole

I love scalloped potatoes and enjoy adding different ingredients to create new versions like this potato, mushroom and goat cheese dish which is creamy on the inside with a...

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Yogurt Panna Cotta With Apricots

I love panna cotta, I really do. I like it’s cool, creamy texture, it’s light refreshing feeling as it melts on my tongue, and most of all I love...

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Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi

Gnocchi have to be one of my all time favorite Italian dishes and I do not think I have ever tasted a gnocchi I didn’t like, although I must...

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How To Make Fresh Pasta Step By Step

Making pasta at home is much easier than most people would imagine. By making your own pasta dough, you have an unlimited number of options available to you to...

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Authentic Ragù alla Bolognese

January 17th, 2010 was celebrated as the International Day of Italian Cuisine, and although I think we should celebrate this EVERY day (I know I am biased), it really...