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July 4, 2015
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Sformato Di Ricotta

I’m not sure that this qualifies as an actual “sformato” but it is a dish that I could sit down, grab a spoon and devour. Some of you may be asking “what actually is a sformato“? I know that was my question when I first encountered it on a menu in Acqui Terme in Piemonte. […]

January 20, 2014
paninigirl

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Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

I came across this idea in the latest issue of Food & Wine and wondered why I had’t done this before. I seem to remember making a version of this years ago with dried herbs but I can now say that fresh herbs is the way to go. I say “idea” rather than recipe because […]

January 22, 2013
paninigirl

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Gougeres

Gougeres– don’t let this foreign sounding word intimidate you. It’s French and is the name for an incredibly light and easy to make hors d’oeuvres. The pastry is the same as you would make for cream puffs, so once you have this under your belt, there’s a variety of things that you can do with […]

September 24, 2012
paninigirl

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Roasted Corn & Brioche Pudding

Yes, summer is slowly on its way out and before too long it will be squashes and root vegetables that you’ll see piled high at the farmers’ market. Luckily the fresh corn hangs on almost until Thanksgiving here in southern California and hopefully you still have access to it in your area. I was thumbing […]

September 13, 2012
paninigirl

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Yes You Can!

There’s a certain mystique associated with souffles. The word conjures up images of a dimly lit French cafe-crisp white linens, a carafe of wine and expectations of of a dish light and fluffy, something you would never make at home. Well, you don’t have to travel to France to experience this. You-yes you-can make a […]

August 26, 2012
paninigirl

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Got Tomatoes?

Don’t you just love August? It doesn’t get much better for fresh tomatoes and we’ve been eating them every single day. I’ve posted this recipe in the past but it’s just too good not to repeat again this summer. I think it’s the perfect light lunch showcasing the best of the season. This might look […]

July 27, 2012
paninigirl

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The Perfect Summer Side Dish

What’s not to love with a dish that includes juicy cherry tomatoes nestled in a bed of creamy baked ricotta cheese? I came upon this recipe many years ago in the magazine section of the Sunday New York Times. I remember being drawn in by the gorgeous photo and the utter simplicity of putting it […]