Recipes

Orange Rosemary Cake

My daughter Maggie doesn’t like sweets, unless of course it’s Tiramisu. She prefers things that are savory – like this Orange Rosemary Cake which was developed to appeal to her palette. The outside crust on this cake is so thick and so yummy. You can also add oranges to the bottom and make an upside down cake as well. In this case, you will not…

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Not your ordinary pot roast!

 One bite and you will be transported to Morocco with the complexity of flavors infused into this delicious Italian Style Pot Roast. This is no ordinary Pot Roast served with brown gravy (although yummy). This is a taste that will keep you coming back for more. I made this recipe over the weekend and used a 7lb. roast and cooked it roughly 3.5 hours, the…

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Ricotta Lemon Squares

The best way to describe this dessert is:  sweet-but-not-so-sweet, lemony, cheesy, creamy, tangy, delish, and utterly scrumptious. If you are a fan of lemon, you are going to LOVE this dessert.  Great for a large gathering, and definitely a crowd pleaser.  I had an entire tasting brigade for this recipe which consisted of a wide range of ages – the overall consensus was 2 thumbs up!…

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Traditional Pasta Fagioli

My husband’s family has been making pasta fagioli the same for generations. Their recipe, although slightly adapted, is in my cookbook. It’s a hardy and delicious meal that my kids and my kids friends love to eat! However, I wanted to create a more traditional pasta fagioli recipe that is more like a soup. My Pasta Fagioli Soup is what you would typically be offered in Italy.…

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