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Author: Melissa

Miso Rubbed Broccolini with Asian Dipping Sauce

Miso Rubbed Broccolini with Asian Dipping Sauce

Miso rubbed broccolini is a very easy and very tasty way to roast broccolini. If you are stuck in a slump with different ways to prepare your vegetables, adding miso is definitely a great new idea to try! I have to say that I have 

Nut Free Vanilla and Pear Frangipane Tart

Nut Free Vanilla and Pear Frangipane Tart

Nut free vanilla and pear frangipane tart is definitely a mouthful to say but making it couldn’t be any easier. It is so absolutely delicious! The inspiration for this nut free version of the traditional French Frangipane is because I just ran out of almond 

The Best Jewish Beef Brisket

The Best Jewish Beef Brisket

The best Jewish beef brisket may be a personal thing that varies by family but let me tell you, I 100% feel that this is the most flavorful, tender and amazing beef brisket recipe there is. Jewish beef brisket is a very serious dish for 

Easy and Delicious Turmeric Potatoes

Easy and Delicious Turmeric Potatoes

Turmeric potatoes are my newest favorite obsession and once you try them they will be your too! These potatoes are so versatile and can be used for breakfast, lunch or for dinner as a side. I originally had planned this as part of a larger 

Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Mac and Cheese is the ultimate macaroni and cheese dish that tastes so amazing and is not as one noted as a traditional macaroni and cheese dish. The ingredients are very simple in this Italian mac and cheese. The Ingredients are: Ham Peas (optional 

Cranberry Sauce with Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry Sauce with Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry sauce with sugared cranberries is my new favorite way to eat cranberry sauce and it will be yours too once you try it. In this recipe, the sugared cranberries add a pop of freshness to each bite of cranberry sauce, fixing the problem of 

Ricotta Cake- Italian Ciambella Cake

Ricotta Cake- Italian Ciambella Cake

My Ricotta cake- Italian ciambella cake is an Italian ricotta cake baked in a special ring mold. Ciambella means donut in Italian and this baking mold makes this beautiful shape that Italians love to use when baking their cakes. There are many different ciambella cakes 

Collard Greens with Pancetta, Ham and Beans

Collard Greens with Pancetta, Ham and Beans

Collard greens with pancetta, ham and beans is a real favorite in our house. I serve this with a side of white rice for a delicious meal anytime of year. While I am not from the deep south in the U.S., I am from the 

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Calzones

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Calzones

Ham and ricotta puff pastry calzones are my newest obsession and so absolutely delicious. These are fashioned after traditional Italian ham and ricotta calzones that are made with pizza dough. If you have ever eaten calzones then you know they can be really delicious but 

Rustic Italian Apple Cake

Rustic Italian Apple Cake

Italian apple cake is a very easy a delicious Fall dessert that anyone can make. This apple cake is a rustic cake and not fussy at all. A perfect cake to make for beginners or advanced bakers. Apple cakes that we are familiar with usually