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Shortbread cookies

This is a very simple recipe. Very buttery too. I bought a 9×9 shortbread pan but you can always make these in any shallow pan. Just keep an eye on them. They get brown very fast. This recipe makes one … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ricotta tart

A quick chocolaty dessert. I can’t tell you how easy this was to make. Even faster if you buy the pie dough at your grocer. I haven’t tasted it yet but will keep you posted. Ingredients: 4 1/2 oz of … Continue reading

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Cassata/Cannoli Cake

To a Sicilian, this is the mother of all cakes. In fact, it’s the only cake. For this recipe, all you need to use is your favorite yellow cake recipe. You can make as many layers as you want. I’ll … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Buttercream Cupcakes

Great tasting cupcake! Of course it is, it’s heavy on the butter but OH SO GOOD. You don’t need too much frosting on these…like I said, butter! Cupcakes (makes about 13-15) 1 1/2 cups (188 gms) all purpose flour 1 … Continue reading

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Cherry Tart

This is made with a fluted pastry shell and fills it with a layer of almond flavored cream (Frangipane) and pitted sweet Bing Cherries. To make the cherries glisten, after the tart comes out of the oven each cherry is … Continue reading

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Arroz con pollo

This is my version of chicken and rice. Super easy and quick. It’s a one pot meal. I do the whole thing in my 5-1/2 QT Dutch oven that has a heavy top. Ingredients 1 whole chicken cut into 8 … Continue reading

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Sicilian Cannoli

Cannoli is a Sicilian pastry originating in Palermo. A crisp tube filled with a sweetened ricotta cream. An authentic recipe of cannoli dough will contain Marsala wine. This provides not only flavor, and sometimes color and aroma, but gives the … Continue reading

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Blueberry Pie

Now THIS is my favorite! Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (350 grams) 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening 1/2 cup (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter diced (I popped mine in the freezer for … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb pie

It’s strawberry rhubarb pie time!! Yummy! Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup chilled vegetable shortening 1/2 cup (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter diced (I popped mine in the freezer for 1/2 hour) … Continue reading

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Curried Cauliflower Soup

This is a creamy cauliflower soup kicked up with curry. I loved the little bit of spice in this. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large cauliflower cut into pieces 2-3 teaspoons mild … Continue reading

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