Author: Rosalie D'Amico

Salads

Snap Pea, Endive and Radish Salad

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Snap peas are available year-round in most supermarkets.  But the season for fresh, locally grown snap peas is quite short.  So I “snap” them up as often as I can while they are available.  Plump, sweet, tender and juicy, they do not compare to what you find in the grocery […]

Vegetables and Sides

Corn and Parmigiano Sformati

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A sformato (the singular of sformati) is a little Italian soufflé or custard.  It is less airy, more substantial and easier to make than a soufflé.  The word sformato means “unmolded” which is how they are served.  Most sformati are made with a béchamel base, but this is an even […]

Friends and Family

And the Winner Is…

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So many of you have been using my cookbook and sending me delicious pictures.  I LOVE getting them!  I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. Our friends Bernie and Linda sent the picture of the cookbook, earmarked with all of the recipes they wanted […]

Salads

Spicy Mexican Corn and Potato Salad

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The first of the local corn showed up at the Farmer’s Market last week.  The perfect opportunity to make this recipe, inspired by Esquites, or Mexican street corn.  Adding spicy roasted potatoes to the corn makes it a very hearty salad, perfect as an accompaniment to grilled meats and chicken.  […]

Appetizers

Grilled Shishito Peppers

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Shishito peppers, olive oil, salt – that’s it folks!  Yes, you can do other fancy things with this wrinkly, thin skinned Japanese pepper, but why would you?  Toss them in a little olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and grill over high heat in a grill pan until they blister, […]

Cookies and Bars

Snickerdoodle Shortbread Cookie

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This recipe from FOOD52, combines two of my favorite things – Snickerdoodle cookies and Shortbread – buttery, crumbly shortbread with a spicy cinnamon-sugar crust.   Everyone has sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on leftover pie crust scraps – remember that buttery, spicy aroma as they baked?  That is exactly what my daughter […]

Cookies and Bars

Biscoff

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Fasten your seat belts, return your tray tables to the full upright position – ready for take-off!  We are going to Belgium and you are all invited.  NO MASKS REQUIRED. Not all airline food sucks!  Many years ago, when we flew Delta airlines exclusively to Europe, we were introduced to […]

Other Desserts

Slow Roasted Strawberries

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The best strawberries I have ever eaten are local Washington state strawberries!  Sweet, juicy, red through and through and indescribably delicious!  I have to say, I think they rival the strawberries of Italy.  Really, they are that good.! Of course, the best way to eat them is fresh – think […]

Breakfast

Shakshuka

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Shakshuka (pronounced “shack-shoe-kuh”) is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish and one that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Made from everyday ingredients, Shakshuka literally means “a mixture” and the traditional version uses tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices with eggs poached right in the sauce. Although the […]