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sweet and salty orecchiette with olives, almonds, and ricotta

I’m always looking for new pasta dishes since they are usually inexpensive and filling for a family of four! This recipe from October’s Real Simple uses one of my favorite tricks/techniques for white sauce; using some of the starchy cooking water to bind ingredients. I love this tip and it’s one you will get a ton of use out of! Green olives mixed with nutty almonds give this dish its title of Sweet and Salty Orecchiette with Olives, Almonds, and Ricotta.

Orcheitte with olives, almonds, and ricotta

Orecchiette with olives, almonds, and ricotta

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Tomato Tartine’s: A Happy Experiment for Pizza Lovers!

Summer is the season for fresh garden vegetables and after three years, we have fiiiiiinally perfected the art of the patio tomato. With an abundance growing on our porch (with the exception of one or two sampled by our smallest dog), it won’t be long before we’re stocked with sauce. But how else can we enjoy these tasty fruits (yes, a tomato is a fruit!) other than stacked with basil and mozzarella or tossed with balsamic for bruschetta? This great recipe for Tomato Tartine’s can be enjoyed any season and makes an impressive dish with little effort!

Impressive Tomato Tartine

Impressive Tomato Tartine

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Ricotta for a Rainy Day

We are cheese lovers in our house! Any and all; hard Parmesan, salty feta, rich brie, tangy bleu, you name it and we’ve used it on crackers, in mac ‘n cheese, or eaten it straight off the cutting board in a dark kitchen, at midnight, after putting Luca to bed. It’s got so many uses and is easily one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. Useful in dishes made for every meal and snack, it’s even a dessert I can manage! One of the simplest at home cheese recipes to experiment with is ricotta. With few ingredients and simple instructions, you can feel free to change it up without the fear of messing it up! Here’s the basic Homemade Ricotta recipe.

Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta

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