A Fall recipe: Butternut Squash Risotto with Fontina Fonduta

Today I am giving you a break from my Italy trip journal and I am sharing one of my favorite Fall dish: Risotto di zucca con fonduta di Fontina (Butternut squash risotto with Fontina cheese sauce). Fontina is a typical cheese from the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta. Fonduta is a variation of the classic …

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Delizia al Limoncello . . . a cake fit for celebrations!

In three days I will be flying to Italy and I cannot tell you how excited I am, however, I could not leave without sharing with you another moment of excitement in my adventure as a blogger. I am celebrating 10,000 views on my blog . . . I am ecstatic! Coincidentally, I hit the …

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From an Old Cookbook . . .

An almost forgotten simple, sweet recipe. Last week while doing some housekeeping, I came across an old, little cookbook: il libro dei dolci (the dessert book). I had not seen the book in years, as it got lost among my boxes full of magazines and loose recipes. It was a free insert of Insieme, an Italian magazine …

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Coffee Ginger Semifreddo . . . A sweet treat to beat the Summer heat!

Few weeks ago, in a previous post, I showed you pictures of my Coffee-Ginger Semifreddo and I promised my recipe. With outside temperature reaching 105 degrees, here it is the perfect treat for these scorching days of Summer. Semifreddo (literally half-cold) is a semi-frozen dessert, predecessor of the gelato. It is defined as “ dolce al cucchiaio” …

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Euro 2012 Soccer Championship. ITALIA plays . . . I cook! New Recipe: Potatoes Gattò

As some of you may know, the European Soccer Championship is underway and ITALIA is one of the contenders. You must know that every time the AZZURRI (nickname for the Italian soccer team) play in a competition, it is a serious matter in my house. As game time approaches, the air gets tense, My three …

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