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Pesto Success!

I just wanted to give a quick update about my previous post’s lamentations. On Tuesday, I was able to find the pesto ingredients at one store, the first one I tried. I felt vindicated right there, even before I started the process. At dinner time, we put on the water to boil and I started … Continue reading

Frustations of an Italian cook

Today is International Day of Italian Cuisines and the featured dish is Pesto alla Genovese. I was very excited to make my own homemade pesto for the first time. Saturday when I was shopping I decided against buying the fresh basil choosing instead to buy it fresh today. Wouldn’t you know it but the two … Continue reading

Bread baking was a success!

That right there is my first loaf of Italian bread. I followed the recipe on the bag of bread flour! I know that is rather silly but I didn’t want to get too far from basic my first time out. Today I am baking two loaves of rosemary bread. I have fresh rosemary that is … Continue reading

Basil and Mozzarella Risotto

Oh I love the creamy and wonderful flavor of a risotto. This is my entry for the 3rd birthday celebration of Presto Pasta Nights. The host this week is the creator of PPN, Ruth at Once Upon a Feast. So be sure to go visit on Friday for the whole round-up and celebrate the goodness of … Continue reading

Mini-Caprese sandwiches

Tonight I am attending a party with a bunch of lady friends. I have been trying to figure out what kind of appetizer or hors dourves to bring that reflects my Italian heritage. So I turned one of my favorite salads into a sandwich with one of my favorite breads! I am using focaccia bread, … Continue reading