Category Archives: Italian

Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

August in Portland usually means everyone with a garden is trying to do two things: give away tomatoes and zucchini, and think of other things to make than Caprese salad and zucchini bread. My wonderful neighbor Jenny had an abundance … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Hands down, my family’s favorite holiday cookie! 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 … Continue reading

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Oven Charred Vegetables

Just in case you are still trying to use up your garden tomatoes and zucchini… This is an adaptation from Lucinda Scala Quinn’s terrific book Mad Hungry.  Her recipes are perfect for feeding hungry families.  In fact, many of the … Continue reading

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Italian Seafood Stew or Frutti Di Mare

We are so happy to welcome Portland Fish Market to our neighborhood! I’ve been in several times over the last few weeks and I am so thrilled with the quality and variety.  The clams! So so good.  You MUST have … Continue reading

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1 Turkey, 15 Freezer Meals for 4 in 4 hours!

First of all let me say this: I am lucky enough to have a standing freezer in my basement. If you don’t have freezer space, bulk cooking might not be a viable option for you.  I use it to stock … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch Americano

If you are hosting Easter Brunch, consider this departure from the usual Mimosa.  Martha Stewart featured this cocktail in her April issue and it is a winner!  I love the bitterness and vivid color of Campari. Martha’s recipe calls for … Continue reading

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