Fig Risotto with Camembert & Speck

Fig Risotto with Camembert & Speck

July 21, 2021

While enjoying dinner outdoors during the warm summer months, we picked plump, sweet figs from our tree, and decided to make a delicious fig risotto inside the gas Pizza Oven.  The result was a perfect symphony of flavors when Camembert, figs, toasted walnuts and crispy prosciutto were magically united.  The secret to a perfect risotto is what in Italian we call "MANTECARE".  The starch of the rice is vigorously mixed with a cold fat right at the very end of preparing this iconic Italian dish, which results into a perfectly creamy experience.  Let's get started!
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Pennoni with Sausage and Porcini

Pennoni with Sausage and Porcini

June 09, 2021

Pennoni with Italian sausage and porcini mushrooms, is a pasta dish that will certainly make its way back to the table over and over again.  A true symphony of flavors is experienced when the pennoni are tossed in a rich and hearty tomato sauce, slowly cooked in the pizza oven as it is slowly married with porcini and Italian sausage.  Let's get started!
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Spaghetti with Red Drum

Spaghetti with Red Drum

May 12, 2021

There is just nothing like being rewarded with a beautiful fish caught from a kayak on the shores of the inter-coastal waterway.  This time it was a Red Drum or Red Fish.  To transform the fish into a mouthwatering dish, we simply diced the fillets, and accompanied them with cherry tomatoes and other fresh goodies.  With some magic of the wood-fired oven it resulted into a mouthwatering plate of spaghetti.  What a crazy power the sense of taste has!  When eating this dish, the symphony of flavors simply transported us to the seacoast of Italy on a warm summer day.  Let's get started!
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Rigatoni with Cavolo Nero

Rigatoni with Cavolo Nero

March 05, 2021

Struggling with what to cook for the next meal?  Pasta is always a glorious go-to.  Think of it as a white canvas on which to create anything your imagination allows.  Today the king of the dish will be Cavolo Nero, a loose leafed cabbage, or kale typical to Tuscany.  Ready to prepare a simple, quick yet very delicious pasta dish with this wonderful power green?  Let's get started!   
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Spaghetti with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

February 24, 2021

What would life be like for our large family without some type of pasta served around our kitchen table?  Inexpensive, simple and quick to prepare, pasta has always been a go to for us.  Spaghetti tossed with slow roasted cherry tomatoes are just one of the most flavorful dishes we like to prepare.  Not only are these cherry tomatoes delicious when served alone, but so incredibly good when tossed with spaghetti.  Each morsel is filled with a mouthwatering, intense flavor that results from the caramelization created by this slow roasting process.  Truly an intense symphony of flavors.  Spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes is such a colorful, simply beautiful, yet delicious comfort food that our entire family enjoys!  Tossed with fresh basil leaves, drizzled with good olive oil, and topped with burrata, this dish will certainly become a frequent go-to for your family as well.  What great presentation when served in this gorgeous bowl created by Teri Turner at @nocrumbsleft.  Make sure to check out her beautiful pottery.  Let's get started!
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Farro & Sausage Soup - Zuppa di Farro e Salsiccia

Farro & Sausage Soup - Zuppa di Farro e Salsiccia

January 25, 2021

Today, as the main protagonist of our soup, the ancient power grain called farro will shine in a flavorful dish accompanied by beans and sausage. There is just nothing better than a delicious, warm and healthy soup when the weather gets cold. Let's get started!

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Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts And Bacon

Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts And Bacon

October 14, 2020

Oh the infinite beauty of pasta!  Think of a perfect white canvas that can be transformed into countless dishes with unimaginable possibilities.  Today the white canvas is made with deliciously roasted and caramelized Brussels Sprouts accompanied by a symphony of flavors from the bacon, as well as a kick of heat from thinly sliced cayenne peppers.  Finished off with generous dusting of Parmigiano and a good drizzle of olive oil, this dish will be one for the books.  Let's get started!
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POMAROLA - Simple Tomato Sauce

POMAROLA - Simple Tomato Sauce

September 22, 2020

Pomarola is so simple and quick to make that by the time the water comes to a rolling boil for cooking the pasta, the Pomarola is ready. That easy!!!  Perfect for a quick spaghettata with friends or when nothing else comes to mind to prepare.  This simple tomato sauce is so versatile and can be used for many dishes. The possibilities are endless!  
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Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

August 13, 2020

Chanterelle Risotto is on the menu today.  As one of the most popular, wild edible mushrooms that grow year round, Chanterelles are definitely a treasure to be found when foraging through forests and fields. Although delicious when prepared in many different ways, we decided in no time at all to serve a mouthwatering chanterelle risotto.  Let's get started! 
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Lasagna with Asparagus

Lasagna with Asparagus

May 28, 2020

Although lasagna has its original birth in the region of Emilia Romagna, it has certainly become one of the classic, international symbols of the Mediterranean peninsula called Italy.  This dish has evolved from the classic Lasagne alla Bolognese layered with a luscious bechamel, into limitless variations and possibilities.  From vegetarian, to rich meat based sauces, this dish is now loved around the entire globe. Let's get started!

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Pesto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Almonds

Pesto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Almonds

January 29, 2020

Sun-dried tomatoes and almond pesto is such a simple, yet mouthwatering condiment, perfect to create a pasta dish filled with rich and intense flavors.  By simply rehydrating the sun-dried tomatoes and creating a pesto with almonds, capers, garlic, basil, parsley and good olive oil, one has a delicious spread that can not only be used for pasta, but also for sandwiches and crostini.  
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Tagliatelle with Truffles - Tagliatelle al Tartufo

Tagliatelle with Truffles - Tagliatelle al Tartufo

January 28, 2020

Black Truffle Tagliatelle are a delicious and refined primo filled with the unmistakable but delectable fragrance of the Tartufo Nero.  The aroma of these very thin shavings will permeate each morsel, and make it an unforgettable experience.  Tagliatelle al Tartufo are a very simple dish to prepare. Let's get started!
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