Posts from the ‘cheese’ category

rustic smoked gouda, tomato, spinach & potato galette

This is a rustic potato galette inspired by a recipe I came across in one of my foodie magazines and the idea of a mixed vegetable-based…

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crisped spanish chorizo & two cheese mashed potatoes

Comfort food. This is defined differently depending on personal taste. For me and my daughter Isabella, it’s about savory not sweet food. It’s about creamy and…

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involtini di pollo con spinaci e pomodori secchi

I am falling out of love with chicken. I find it to be somewhat tasteless these days and difficult to create new recipes for my blog,…

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baked schiaffoni pasta with spinach, mushroom & ricotta

I have always loved pasta al forno. Mammina Loreta would make meat and vegetable lasagnas, ziti al forno (con polpette) and my favorite, penne con fungi…

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tuscan vegetable & quinoa minestrone soup with rustic pesto ciabatta croutons

Sometimes I just want to eat something warm, healthy and light for dinner. Mammina Loreta and Papa Pierino taught me about eating lots of vegetables, small…

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cauliflower patties

Seasonal fall vegetable dishes in the Italian food culture are always favorites in my famiglia as they represent a warm and hearty accompaniment to all varieties…

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pumpkin cappellacci with brown butter & sage

October is my month to cook recipes from my personal collection that use the beautiful seasonal squash and mix of cooking pumpkins that are currently at…

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mammina loreta’s chicken & escarole soup

I love comfort food. Dishes that remind me of my childhood, famiglia and favorite holidays spent together. I am homesick for upstate NY as we enter…

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homemade pappardelle with sausage & broccoli rabe

Vegetables in both old and modern Italian culture are a very important ingredient, almost more so than any other. The abundance and┬ávariety of fresh and even…

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what i was reading… 17.september.2013

Ciao tutti! ┬áMy weekend was very busy so take a peek at some of the great new things I have to share with you on this…

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