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SICILIAN PESTO

Sicily has its own special version of Pesto. In this version you will find almonds vs pine nuts or walnuts. Also, there is no basil. Instead, you will enjoy mint, chili pepper and fresh tomatoes. The biggest surprise is…

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SHRIMP RICOTTA MOUSSE

  Sformato di Ricotta Con Gamberi Sformato is essentially a flan! 2 ZUCCHINI – coarsely chopped 2 SHALLOTS – coarsely chopped 3 TBS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – divided 1 ½ CUPS WHOLE MILK RICOTTA – drained 3 EGG…

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All Souls Day in Italy

  A DAY TO HONOR THE DEAD! The 1st of November is a national holiday in Italy, known as Tutti i Santi or Ognissanti, which celebrates All Saints Day and is followed by All Souls Day on the 2nd…

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HALLOWEEN IN ITALY

Dolcetto-Scherzetto October 31st is not a national holiday in Italy and it is only until recently that it has become more of a tradition as a day for children. Children will have their day in school after which they…

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The Ziti alla Boscaiola

  Lumberjack Pasta INGREDIENTS:  1 LB ZITI 2 TBS BUTTER 1 SMALL ONION – chopped 1 ½ CUPS GREEN PEAS 1 SMALL CARROT – chopped 14 OZ ITALIAN PLUM TOMATOES 1 CELERY STALK – chopped 8 OZ FRESH MUSHROOMS…

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It’s Chestnut Season

CHESTNUT CAKE INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ CUPS CHESTNUT FLOUR 1/3 CUP SUGAR 1 TB BAKING POWDER 2 TB COCOA POWDER – more for dusting 2 TBS HONEY PINCH OF SALT ½ EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 2 LARGE EGGS – room…

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The Thai Basil Beef

INGREDIENTS: 2 TB OLIVE OIL 1 LB GROUND BEEF – lean 1 RED, ORANGE or YELLOW BELL PEPPER – thinly sliced 1 SWEET ONION – thinly sliced 6 GARLIC CLOVES – minced 1 CUP BASIL LEAVES – loosely packed,…

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The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir

  INGREDIENTS: 3  tablespoons  cornstarch, divided 1⁄2cup  water, plus  2  tablespoons  water, divided 1⁄2 teaspoon  garlic powder 1  lb  boneless round steakor 1 lb charcoal chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips 2  tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 4  cups…

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The Dutch Oven Bread

There are few things more satisfying than enjoying a loaf of home baked bread. INGREDIENTS: 4 CUPS FLOUR – all purpose 1 ½ CUPS WATER 1 TSP ACTIVE DRY YEAST OLIVE OIL VEGETABLE OIL OR SPRAY 1 TSP KOSHER SALT…

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The Mediterranean Stew

Here is the Mediterranean Stew. An easy fall classic the whole family will enjoy! INGREDIENTS: ¾ LB BEEF and PORK – any combination that makes ¾ lb total 1 EGGPLANT – small, peeled and diced 1/3 CUP FLOUR 2…