Category Archives: Italian

Zuni Cafe Ricotta Gnocchi – The First Daring Cooks Challenge

Yeah, I know, not the most original title, is it? To be honest, I barely pulled this one out.  Some life altering stuff has happened in the past two weeks that has frozen me completely. Without getting into details, I NEARLY lost someone … Continue reading

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Lasagne or Lasagna – I did it Myyyy Wayyy

This month’s Daring Bakers Challenge put me in a bit of a quandary since it would definitely involve long periods in the kitchen due to one of the sauces involved. I can’t make a long, simmering sauce without standing, tasting, and … Continue reading

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‘HOLEY’ Ciabatta Bread!

After fiddling around with many a ciabatta recipe and getting mediocre, or shall I say, less than impressive results, (the crumb was never good enough..too tight) I had finally resigned myself to the fact that I just lacked what it … Continue reading

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Lasagna Bolognese; the ‘OTHER’ Lasagna

Scroll to end of this post for a printable recipe. Who doesn’t love a thick, steaming hunk of perfectly textured pasta sheets layered with a well-seasoned combination of ricotta cheese, herbs and seasonings (with or without eggs to bind, but … Continue reading

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