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Homemade giardiniera is beautiful, colorful, tasty and very easy to prepare. It’s always ready for use and can be stored for several months. I serve it in combination with sliced or boiled meat, or simply use it to dress a rice salad. Giardiniera will always be appreciated by your guests because it is a genuine product made with your […]

Appetizer/Antipasto, First Course (Primi), Recipes, Vegetables

Giardiniera – Sweet and Sour Vegetables {by Cristina}


It’s not news that I love to cook…and love to eat even more. It’s sort of like a chicken and an egg thing – do I like to cook because I like to eat or do I like to eat because I like to cook? It really doesn’t matter, but one of the things I […]

Appetizer/Antipasto, First Course (Primi), Recipes, Vegetables

Four Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (and Cooking with Daniel at ICE)

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

How many times have we exclaimed in front of an empty refrigerator and pantry, “Oh my gosh, what am I going to cook tonight!??”  Well here is a great “dinner saver” that will get you out of a panic-stricken situation in less than 15 minutes.  Every home has some left over breadloaf in the cupboard […]

Appetizer/Antipasto, Main Dish, Recipes

Polpette di Formaggio

Polpette di Formaggio

I know, I know…Brie cheese isn’t Italian…and this isn’t technically a recipe either, it’s more just a simple combination of ingredients. But Brie is so darn good wrapped in flaky puff pastry and baked until hot and golden and oozing – and topped with a magnificent mostarda, it’s heaven.  Just because something is easy, doesn’t […]

Appetizer/Antipasto, Recipes

Baked Brie with Fruit Mostarda

Baked Brie with Mostarda

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