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Clams With Bacon And Pasta in White Wine Broth

The best thing about coming home from a trip to the beach is coming home with some clams to cook for dinner.  Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand for dunking.  Serves 4-6 1/2 lb. small pasta, such … Continue reading

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Poached Cod with Tomato and Saffron

This is a wonderfully easy, quick, healthy dish that I adapted from Bon Appetit.  I doubled the recipe for eight people, and served 6 oz. portions instead of 5 oz. portions, which are harder to find.  Serve this with lots … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and a bit crisp around the edges.  In … Continue reading

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Saffron Orzo

Risotto is one of my favorite things to eat, but with all the time and stirring, it’s not really one of my favorite things to make.  This orzo gives you a very similar texture and taste of risotto without all … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

Sometimes grown-ups need cupcakes too.  Of course, you could serve these to kids, just not right before bedtime.  These are really not tiramisu- they are just tiramisu-themed.  There is espresso but no liqueur.  There is cream cheese instead of mascarpone. … Continue reading

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Love Italian Style: Mare e Monti con Salsa Verde

Mare e Monti con Salsa Verde The literal translation of Mare e Monti is sea and mountains, but you and I know it as surf and turf.  Mare e Monti is also the name of a pasta dish including shrimp … Continue reading

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Roasted Parsnip Soup

We are at the height of root vegetable season, and parsnips are one of my favorites.  If you’ve never tried them they are really quite special.  They look like a creamy, white carrot.  They taste like a cross between a … Continue reading

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Gelato Cake

This isn’t really a cake.  Actually it isn’t really a recipe either.  It’s more of an idea.  You can use ice cream, gelato, or frozen yogurt of any flavor.  You can use any type of cookie crumb for the crust. … Continue reading

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You say Porketta I say Porchetta

Porchetta is basically an Italian pork roast.  But it’s not just any old pork roast.  It’s the Madonna of pork roast.  It falls apart at the touch of a fork, it’s mouth-watering, with just a hint of spice.  A true … Continue reading

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Pork Chop Milanese

The trick to these sumptuous pork chops is pounding them nice and thin before coating.  The fresh-made bread crumbs also have a little to do with it… 4 center cut, boneless pork chops salt and pepper 2 eggs 2 C. … Continue reading

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