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Gnocchi with Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and Pecans

Gnocchi with Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and Pecans Ingredients 2 ounces prosciutto slices, cut into half inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 whole garlic cloves, smashed 2 pounds brussel sprouts 1/4 to 1/2 cup water salt and pepper to taste 1 pound gnocchi 1/4 cup reserved pasta water 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped 1 teaspoon […]

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Cranberry Bliss Bread

Cranberry Bliss Bread Ingredients For the cake: 1 cup flour ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup buttermilk ½ cup dried cranberries, plus a handful more […]

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Jack-o’-Lantern Chicken Risotto Stuffed Peppers

Jack-o’-Lantern Chicken Risotto Stuffed Peppers INGREDIENTS 6 Orange bell peppers 1 bunch of long green onions, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil 4 Tbls of butter 1 pound of ground chicken 1 cup of Arborio rice 1/2 cup of Marsala wine 1/2 tsp of […]

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White Bean and Ham Soup

White Bean and Ham Soup 1 pound of white beans canellini 8 cups water 3 or 4 ham hocks 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 2 bay leaves 3/4 teaspoon thyme Dash of hot sauce 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped Salt and pepper […]

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Apple, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Ricotta Muffins

Apple, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Ricotta Muffins INGREDIENTS, makes 12 2 1/4 cups of self-raising flour, sifted 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon, plus extra for dusting on top finely grated zest of 1 lemon 2 eggs 2/3 cup caster sugar 70 ml Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 4 tablespoons of full cream ricotta 2/3 cup of milk 2 […]

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Ingredients For the cookies: 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup light brown sugar ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla […]

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Home-made Calzone with Ricotta, Cherry Tomatoes

Home-made Calzone with Ricotta, Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients for the dough (makes 2 large calzone of 4 smaller ones) 3 1/2 cups  00 type flour (or plain) 1/2 cup  wholemeal flour 1 teaspoon of dry yeast 1-1/4 cup  lukewarm water 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 2 teaspoons of slat flakes Extra-virgin olive oil, to grease the bowl […]

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Cinnamon  Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon  Zucchini Bread Ingredients 2⅓ cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar ⅓ cup canola oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup light sour cream 3 cups grated zucchini, peeled 1½ cup cinnamon chips (1 package Hershey’s) ½ cup chopped walnuts (my addition) Cinnamon Topping: […]

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Marbled Pumpkin Ginger Tart

Marbled Pumpkin Ginger Tart Ingredients CRUST: 4 ounces (115g) ginger cookies 3 ounces (85g) graham crackers (about 5-1/2 sheets) 4 tablespoons melted butter CHEESECAKE BATTER: 4 ounces (115g) cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons (40g) granulated sugar 1 large egg yolk PUMPKIN BATTER: 1 large egg 1 large egg white 1-1/4 cups (300g) pumpkin puree ¼ […]

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Brudo Abruzzese (traditional bone broth with mini meatballs and pecorino egg bites)

Brudo Abruzzese (traditional bone broth with mini meatballs and pecorino egg bites) Serves 6-8 Preparation 1hr Cooking 4hr Ingredients Brodo 1 hen (or chicken) 1 onion, whole, peeled and studded with 8 cloves 1 celery stalk, cut into thirds 1 carrot, cut into thirds 1 tomato 2 very small pieces nutmeg (about 2 mm each) […]

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