Author: Rosalie D'Amico

Birds and Bunnies

Sour Cream and Chive Chicken

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There are so many similar chicken cutlet recipes from every part of the world and everyone has their favorite.  My family loves Chicken Milanese.  And of course, there is schnitzel, katsu, and so on.  A true cutlet is made with chicken breast and typically pounded thin.  Because I prefer to […]

Soups, Stews and Legumes

3-Ingredient Potato Leek Soup

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There are few things as satisfying as a bowl of humble potato leek soup. The mild flavors of the leeks pair perfectly with the creamy potatoes. This 3-Ingredient Potato Leek Soup has a silky, creamy texture without the addition of any milk or cream.  Loaded with potatoes and leeks, pureed […]

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Pasta alla Zozzona

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Zozzo actually means dirty and Pasta alla Zozzona loosely translates to a big dirty mess.  The ingredients of the four pasta dishes for which Romans are famous, Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara and alla Gricia, are blended together to create one of the most decadent and memorable pastas I have […]

Fish and Seafood

Fish Cacciatore

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Most of you are familiar with Chicken Cacciatore, one of my family’s favorites.  Cacciatore means hunter in Italian and it refers to a meal prepared hunter-style, usually in a robust tomato-based sauce.  The cacciatore sauce is the true star of this recipe, boasting a rich blend of tomatoes, wine, bell […]

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Green Chili Turkey “Tetrazzini”

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With an Italian-sounding name, you may be surprised to learn that this dish originated in America. It is said that in the early 1900’s when Italian opera star, Luisa Tetrazzini, came to perform at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco the chef created this dish and named it after her. […]

Cakes and Cheesecakes

Italian Pear Cake (Torta di Pere)

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I love Fall!  Cooler weather is more conducive to baking and cooking.  And I am always eager to say goodbye to summer fruits and welcome pears, apples, plums, etc.  This Italian Pear Cake, made with sweet, juicy pears, layered inside a soft and tender sour cream cake, says Fall is […]

Cookies and Bars

Chewy Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chewy Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies are every coffee lover’s dream!  Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven.  The espresso in this recipe intensifies the chocolate flavor without overpowering the cookie.  You can simply use melted butter or, for an even richer, deeper flavor, use brown butter.  Every bite […]

Salads

Potato Salad with Chive Pesto

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Not everyone likes mayonnaise.  But the good news for mayo-lovers is you won’t miss it in this Potato Salad with Chive Pesto.  The salad is dressed with the most delicious chive pesto.  It is super light, and herb-forward with a creaminess from the Parmigiano cheese and it packs a punch […]

Salads

Zesty Shrimp and Corn Salad

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You will fall in love with this refreshing, Zesty Shrimp and Corn Salad recipe!  Fresh corn, peppers, tomatoes and avocados add color and texture.  Just looking at the beautiful kaleidoscope of colorful ingredients will make your taste buds tingle!  Tossed with sweet shrimp and a light lime dressing, the salad is […]

Cakes and Cheesecakes

The EASIEST Pound Cake

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Pound cake is like the little black dress of dessert. It is simple yet elegant, you can dress it up or down, and it’s wonderful anytime, anywhere.  Rich and not too sweet, this buttery pound cake is far from boring and perfect for any occasion. The Easiest Pound Cake is […]