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Summer Vegetable Frittata with Fontina

Every summer season I look forward to making this vegetable frittata.  When my zucchini and tomato plants are bursting with fruit, this is one way I enjoy them. For something so fresh, I keep it simple and let their natural flavor and sweetness shine. Certainly all the fresh flavors of summer are in this dish with superfoods like tomatoes, basil,…

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Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Parmigiano

In this recipe, the sautéed green beans are so crisp tender and delicious. It might be  your new favorite version of a classic. (Sorry mushy veggies, no offense.) No more fried onions.  No more overcooked, dull beans. My sweet cousin Cora from Italy just sent me a box of Italian goodies.  Of course, the box included two big wedges of…

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Easy Mini Tarts with Peach, Plum and Apricot

When life gives you peaches, make pie and tarts.  Our little peach tree which we just planted last fall surprised us with fruit this summer. So some of them are going in these rustic easy dessert with plums and apricots. Easy and Quick Tarts What makes this recipe easy is the puff pastry  I used is store-bought and they come in…

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Summer season has just began here in California and I am craving for  grilled shrimp tacos. Because shrimp cooks fast, it’s one of the easiest meals to prepare.  The tangy cabbage slaw topping cuts through the richness of the shrimp and serves like the salsa. If you are avoiding dairy, you will love the creamy smashed avocado smeared on the…

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Mixed Berry Yogurt Cake

‘Tis the season for berries and what better time to make this delicious mixed berry yogurt cake.  The flavor of this cake reminds me of a shortcake topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. With tea or coffee I enjoy it plain, and sometimes with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. What’s in the Mixed Berry Yogurt Cake Shaving the…

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Sweet Berry Crepes with Mascarpone Cream

One of the most delicious sweet crepes to make are these strawberry and raspberry crepes.  It can be served for breakfast or dessert. Italian mascarpone cream cheese makes for a yummy creamy filling. Once assembled it is a show-stopper and will please anyone.  Best of all, it tastes so good.  What’s not to love? What’s Inside the Crepes Berries and…

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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas for Tacos

Do you ever have days when you crave for Mexican flavors like tacos with pork carnitas?  Using a slow cooker makes it so easy to prepare. The best part is you can leave it alone to cook while you prepare your favorite toppings. The process can’t be any easier.  All it takes is putting all the ingredients together in the…

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Savory Mini Tarts with Spring Vegetables

To celebrate the spring season it’s fun to make savory mini tarts with all kinds of seasonal vegetables. It’s easy to make using store-bought frozen puff pastry squares.  There is no rolling needed. You can even make it using your preferred vegetable or mix them together. What’s in the Mini Tarts The savory ricotta filling is flavored with garlic and…

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.

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