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Main Dish, Meat, Pasta

Joe’s Big Italian Meatballs

 

 Joe’s Big Italian Meatballs are the classic Italian-American comfort food!  Who doesn’t like a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs? Joe makes big juicy meatballs that are the size of baseballs.  Of course, you can make them smaller, but then they won’t be Joe’s Big Italian Meatballs! Why does Joe […]

Summer Berry Tiramisu
Desserts

Summer Berry Tiramisu

 

 Light, creamy, fruity and delicious are four words that best describe Summer Berry Tiramisu. (I couldn’t stop at three words!) Traditional Tiramisu is a coffee flavored Italian dessert that’s made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee and layered with a mixture of mascarpone cheese, zabaglione and whipped cream and finished with […]

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Main Dish

Golden Beet and Chorizo Hash

 

 Golden Beet and Chorizo Hash is a quick and tasty meal. Top it with an egg and you’ve got a great breakfast, brunch or even dinner! There are only four ingredients in this hash making it fast and easy to prepare. The chorizo brings lots of flavor to this dish […]

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Desserts

Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

 

 Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream is one of my favorite recipes to make with fresh local strawberries! This dish really highlights their sweetness. There’s nothing like fresh fruit at the height of their season! They not only taste delicious, but their aroma is heavenly (plus, they’re less expensive). That’s […]

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Side Dishes

Herbed Green Beans with Almonds

 

 This Herbed Green Beans with Almonds recipe is a great way to elevate the basic green bean and turn it into a celebratory dish! Also, its quick and easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. The herb and citrus dressing makes these green beans extra special. Plus, the toasted almonds […]

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Appetizers

Pea and Ricotta Toast

 

 Pea and Ricotta Toast is a easy appetizer that contains all the flavors of Spring! Peas and mint are a classic flavor combination. I combine fresh peas, mint and ricotta cheese along with a little lemon zest to make a tasty spread to top crispy toasted bread. Lastly, I finish […]

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Baked Goods, Desserts

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Bites

 

 These Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Bites have a silky smooth texture with a sweet and tangy lemon flavor. In addition, the bright flavor of the lemon pairs beautifully with the creamy cheesecake. I like to top them with some fresh strawberries. Other berries like raspberries, blueberries or blackberries are delicious as […]

charcuterie-board
Appetizers

Charcuterie Board

 

 A Charcuterie Board is lots of fun to make. You can let your imagination run wild! I start with different salumi, cheeses and continue with vegetables, fruits and nuts. Crackers or a crostini always make a great addition. Of course, olives, cornichons and other pickled vegetables pair well with the […]