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Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Fresh Lemon

Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Fresh Lemon

This dish is very simple with few ingredients but the flavors are amazing.  The simple step of charring the broccoli and then squeezing fresh lemon juice on before serving makes this stand out from all the other roasted broccoli dishes.       Share this…PinterestYummlyFacebookTwitterLinkedin

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

  This basil olive oil cake recipe is such an amazing fresh twist on the classic Italian olive oil cake.  The basil lends a beautiful aromatic flavor to the cake without overpowering it.  This is great served in the summer when basil is plentiful but […]

Five Meals that will Make your Weeknight Dinners Exciting and Keep you Going Strong

Five Meals that will Make your Weeknight Dinners Exciting and Keep you Going Strong

        Salad Nicoise This salad is loaded with lots of great vegetables and flavor.  Since this salad is mostly assembly, you won’t have to do much to eat your veggies!   Kale, Bean and Farro Minestrone This Minestrone is a classic Italian […]

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

This dish is a simple way to enjoy grapefruit and end any meal.  The sugar added to to the top of the grapefruit and then broiled adds a sweet twist to the this delicious winter fruit.         Share this…PinterestYummlyFacebookTwitterLinkedin

Spinach with Crispy Pancetta and Shallots

Spinach with Crispy Pancetta and Shallots

  This is an amazing way to eat spinach as a side dish with it’s salty bites from the pancetta, the light flavor added by the shallots and the fresh lemon squeezed over top at the end that brighten the flavors.  You will love this […]

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Italian bread pudding is a very simple straight forward dessert which uses stale bread, golden raisins, eggs, sugar and milk.  It is baked in the oven and often topped with a rich sauce.  For this recipe I have simplified the sauce to make it easier […]

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise is a classic French salad that you will find all over France.  There are many variations of this dish but most will have hard boiled egg, green beans, tuna and tomatoes served over lettuce.   It is a light and flavorful dish that requires […]

Homemade Mini Granola Cups

Homemade Mini Granola Cups

These granola cups are simple and delicious and just small enough to take a big bite and they are gone. This is a base granola recipe with just oats and nuts but dried fruits or chocolate can be added as well.   Print Recipe Homemade […]

Farro and Kale Minestrone

Farro and Kale Minestrone

  Minestrone is a style of Italian soup that varies in its ingredients from region to region.  This minestrone utilizes winter vegetables and uses farro (an ancient grain) instead of the traditional pasta.  These soups are always best when served with a nice crusty bread […]

Horchata Panna Cotta

Horchata Panna Cotta

  This horchata panna cotta is a dish that blends two cultures (Mexican and Italian) together in a food dish.  Since horchata already has the cinnamon and vanilla base I knew it would work so well in a custard form like panna cotta.  Actually, Panna […]