Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie with Roasted Tomatoes

A savory ricotta “pie” with eggs, sour cream and parmesan cheese topped with roasted Roma tomatoes. Calling this a pie is kind of deceptive. It’s more casserole than pie. There’s no crust. And it’s not sweet – the first thing I think when I hear the word pie.

Ricotta Cheese Meatballs

Ricotta Meatballs

Like a lightening bolt from the sky I suddenly had a silly idea to try some new recipes for meatballs. From famous chefs. I say silly because there’s nothing wrong with my original, the ones I’ve made. . . like. . . forever. The issue is forever. Nothing is forever. Not even meatballs. Soon after… 

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Ricotta and Swiss Chard Pasta

Ricotta and Swiss Chard Pasta

Pappardelle noodles tossed in a creamy ricotta sauce with Swiss chard and salty Parmesan. When I don’t know what to make for dinner I turn to pasta dishes like this with a few simple ingredients and minimal prep and cooking time. Even though the ingredients seem simple, altogether they are something special.

Baked Three Cheese Lemon Pepper Pasta

Three Cheese Lemon Pepper Pasta

I have a new love in my life. You might know him. He goes by the name Lemon Pepper. Not the fake imposter. The one premixed in a plastic shaker at the market. I’m talking the real deal. As in fresh lemon meet my pepper mill.

Cassata Cake

Cassata Cake

One would think growing up in an Italian-American family that the cassata cake would of graced our dessert table as often as the dear cannoli, but it did not. I can’t recall one time ever eating it and wasn’t even sure what it was…a sad tale to tell that’s entirely true. I know now that… 

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Lemon Ricotta Penne with Yellow Squash

This is a fast and delicious recipe for penne dressed up in a zingy lemon ricotta sauce and tossed with smoky yellow squash. It requires minimal ingredients and with fast chopping skills can be on the table in a half hour or less. Squash slices are quickly cooked under the broiler while the pasta cooks… 

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Ravioli Gnudi with Walnut Sauce

Ravioli Gnudi are ravioli without the wrapper. Just the filling is used. Gnudi is Italian for nude. These are also called malfatti which is Italian for ‘badly made’ and may be a reference to filling that falls out of the ravioli wrapper when cooked.The Gnudi are made by combining spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, eggs, nutmeg and… 

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Blueberry Ricotta Crepes

Blueberry Ricotta Crepes

Something Borrowed, Something Blue…Blogger Secret Ingredient Heather of girlichef has passed the BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient) torch on to me this week. I’m excited because this couldn’t have come at a better time. My favorite fruit is in season right now! Something borrowed something blue. . . berries! Sweet, plump, juicy blueberries. The super fruit…. 

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