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Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe with Berries & Mascarpone

The best Italian lemon olive oil cake of your dreams, dressed festively with layers of whipped mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, a honey lemon blueberry sauce and finished with juicy, fresh blackberries. Like a Tiramisu, but even better! This Italian lemon olive oil cake is Everything and a bucket of organic blackberries!Today I bring to you the first official cake recipe …

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Italian Hot Chocolate – Thick and Decadent

Hot chocolate is the ultimate, comforting drink to curl up with on the couch with a cozy blanket, fluffy socks and a good movie. At this time of year, it’s one of my favourite things to do, especially when it’s bitterly cold outside. I first tried this sweet treat when I was young and on holiday in Milan with my …

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Homemade Italian Sausage – I Was the Uncle Bill of My Slow Casing Fill

The last time I remember making sausage was with my Uncle Billy many years ago, who was doing his famous dried Italian sausage for Christmas Eve. By the way, I said “making,” but for the record I actually meant mostly watching. Anyway, this fresh version is inspired by those, and while we loved how they came out, I’m kicking myself …

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Bolognese Sauce…the Italian way!

 Here are a few helpful tips when  cooking bolognese that will make this a “truly tasty Italian meal”     1. This is slow food. Do not skip, or rush through the ingredients or the process.            2. Allow your sauce to cook very gently for several hours to deepen the flavors.       3. Use bacon,  because it truly enhances the flavor    4. Use the combo of ground meats. I  use …

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Herb Crusted Italian Lamb Chops

These lamb chops are brushed with dijon mustard and coated with a garlic-herb crumb crust.   This recipe gives these chops a delicious  rack of lamb flavor. They are oven-roasted for under 20  minutes.  You can prep everything ahead of time and  refrigerate the chops until ready to roast.  Let them sit first at room temperature  before roasting for even …

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Italian Sausage Pasta

I saw a form of this on Pinterest, and knew I needed to make it. The original was kind of a spicy Mexican dish, but I thought it would be better Italian style. Our family LOVED this dish!! The best part to me was that it took about 25 minutes to make and it’s ALL IN ONE PAN! I needed …

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Italian Recipes: Verdure cuocere ( Vegetable bake)

Verdure cuocere  This is one of my home recipes and is an Italian one pan dish that is like a stew topped with wonderful layer of crisp French beard and cheese. It is a very simple recipe and can either be cooked on a stove and in the over or even on a BBQ or other hot heat source. serves: …

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Italian Recipes: Tiramisu ( layered coffee flavoured cake)

Tiramisu  It is made of lady fingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and marscapone cheese, and flavoured with Marsala wine and cocoa. The translation of the name Italian tiramisù means “pick-me-up” (metaphorically, “make me happy”). This may refer to the caffeine in the espresso and effect of cocoa used in the recipe. The origin of this recipe seems to …

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Italian Recipes: Calzone ( Turnover pizza)

Calzone A Calzone normally meaning “stocking” or “trouser” is a Turn over commonly mistaken as a folded pizza. It is  shaped like a half-moon and made of salted bread dough. The Calzone is folded over and filled with ingredients common to pizza. The typical Calzone is stuffed with Tomato, mozzarella cheese and sauce, and may include other ingredients that are normally associated with pizza toppings. I …

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