Category Archives: Italian

Garbanzo Soup

The slow-cooked beans really bring a fantastic flavor to this simple soup adapted from The Silver Spoon. Creamed Garbanzo Bean Soup 1 cup dried garbanzos soaked in cold water overnight then drained 1 onion, sliced thin 3 cups chicken stock … Continue reading

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Veal Shoulder Roast

This is a great way to use a tender tasty veal shoulder. Pork will also work, but not nearly as well. Roasted Veal Shoulder Rubbed with Basil 4 lb veal shoulder bone removed 6 large cloves garlic minced Zest 1 … Continue reading

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Carrot and Red Bell Pepper Soup

The secret to this soup is the toasted bread rubbed with garlic. Dip it or pour the soup over it at the bottom of the bowl. The other secret is really fresh carrots and bell pepper. Carrot and Roasted Red … Continue reading

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Barbcue Rib Calzones

By Katherine I have a terrible confession: After almost a decade in the South I’m a little tired of barbecue ribs. OK, a lot tired. Do you know how much meat sticks in your teeth and how many napkins you … Continue reading

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Rufus Reruns: Ravioli from Scratch

We’re in repeats this week. We’ll be back to posting new stuff soon, but in the meantime we’re turning to the highlight reel. (Two people who don’t really watch sports should probably leave the sports metaphors to those in the … Continue reading

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Farro Risotto

This turned out a lot better than I anticipated and is a great recipe. I prefer risotto with real arborio rice and farro is so much better as a dessert. But this is really, really excellent as well. I went … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetable Tart

This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Or dinner. Add some bacon or chicken livers to the sauteed mushrooms if you want non vegetarian. Zucchini Tomato Torte 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup red … Continue reading

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