23 October, 2017

Snack To The Future – Apricot Ricotta Appetizers

Snack To The Future – Apricot Ricotta Appetizers
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A neighbor called this morning and needed an appetizer for an event she was attending tonight. She explained it was a spur of the moment thing and would I have time to whip something up for her? Well, on my calendar today I had a booty barre class at the gym, groceries to pick up,
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21 August, 2017

Get In The (Cal)Zone – Ricotta & Spinach Appetizers

Get In The (Cal)Zone – Ricotta & Spinach Appetizers
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On this day of the total Eclipse of the Sun it was hard to choose which blog to post. Since we live in the “path of totality” I was trying to think of ways to equate this cooking experience with today’s event. Should we start with a song? “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie
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11 February, 2017

NotCho Average Nachos

NotCho Average Nachos
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Lately I’ve been craving Mexican food. I don’t understand it. I’m waaaayyy too old to be having pregnancy cravings and haven’t even been around anyone pregnant to have sympathy cravings (something my hubby had often back in the day).  We stopped in to a Mexican restaurant for lunch and even that didn’t stave them off.
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5 February, 2017

It’s A Football, It’s A Cheeseball, It’s a Football Cheesball

It’s A Football, It’s A Cheeseball, It’s a Football Cheesball
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Super Bowl ends the football season finally! I say that because when I watch football I pay more attention to the uniforms and hair, than the score and the moves (or do they call them plays?). Just tell me what color jersey I need to be rooting for and I’m good.  So when hubby invited a
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16 January, 2017

Love Sicilian Style – Ricotta Cheesecake

Love Sicilian Style – Ricotta Cheesecake
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When we visited Sicily the first time it was almost like a whole new world of Italian food. If you’ve traveled to Italy you may have experienced that each region has their own way of creating food ~ take pasta for example. In Bari (Pulgia region in Southern Italy), orecchiette is common. The name comes from its
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8 December, 2016

Leave The Gun, Take the Cannoli

Leave The Gun, Take the Cannoli
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If you’re not a fan of the Godfather movies you may not recognize the phrase “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” It is a classic! Clemenza’s wife wanted cannoli and asks him to bring some home. So no matter what his day at work looked like, even killing or beating up people, he’d better not
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4 December, 2016

Ricotta, Gnocchi & Vodka Sauce, Oh My!

Ricotta, Gnocchi & Vodka Sauce, Oh My!
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Gnocchi is one of those Italian dishes that some people have a hesitation to try. Or they have tried it and decided they just don’t like it. While most restaurants do a decent job of preparing gnocchi, there are tastier versions you can make that may change your mind about this delightful pillowy pasta. The most common
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22 November, 2016

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out
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We are invited by our good friend’s to join them and their family for Thanksgiving. And when I asked what contribution we could make to the dinner, MaryLou said “Cheese Ball for an appetizer.” Okay! Now which recipe do I want to make that will be tasty, but not too addictive. We’ll all want to
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19 October, 2016

Ricotta puffs aka Zeppole

Ricotta puffs aka Zeppole
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I was motived to make this recipe for several reasons. One, I had milk and cream that needed to be used and I hadn’t made ricotta yet this week. Two, my husband has been asking me to make him doughnut holes. And three, I saw this recipe by The Cottage Market blog and just had
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2 October, 2016

Did Someone Say Let’s Make Ricotta Cheese? I’m In!

Did Someone Say Let’s Make Ricotta Cheese? I’m In!
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Everyone has their cheese favorites. While I have a long list of favorite cheeses, I use ricotta in a lot of my recipes and wanted to learn how to make it. I actually took a class at Portland Homestead Supply Co which was a blast! Since then hardly a week goes by without making a
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