Gluten-free, How To

How To Make Homemade Ricotta

Loreto July 15, 2018

How T0 Make Homemade Ricotta (La Ricotta di Comare Maria). The most luscious, creamy, silky, ricotta cheese with amazing rich flavor, perfect on its own and will dazzle any recipe it graces.

Song of the day: “Mano nella Mano” by Michele Zarrillo.

How to make homemade Ricotta

How to make Ricotta Cheese, is a beautiful recipe given to us by my Godmother Comare Maria, and the end result is a ricotta cheese that is out of this world good. Its smoothness will have you wanting more and its flavor pure decadence!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Scones

Roasted Cherry Ricotta Scones

Nicoletta July 11, 2018

Roasted Cherry Ricotta Scones with mini white chocolate chips. Making the best of the seasonal summer fruit, bringing to the table a breakfast delight. Light, crumbly, and sweet, they are just the right accompaniment to tea or coffee.

Song of the day: Sweet Cherry – UB40

Roasted Cherry ricotta scones

One of the things my parents taught me about food is to eat seasonal fruits and veggies. It is a little harder to do at this latitude than it is in Italy, but we try to follow as much as we can.

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Fish and Seafood

Tomato-Coconut Curry Steamed Haddock

Loreto July 9, 2018

Tomato-Coconut Curry Steamed Haddock is a great recipe that keeps the meaty, flaky texture and flavor of the haddock and brings it to a whole new level with the base steaming sauce of red curry coconut and beautiful ripe tomatoes that gently infuse and cook the fish, absolutely a deliciously fragrant succulent dish.

Song of the day: “Look What I Found” by Big Wreck.

tomato-coconut curry steamed haddock

Tomato-Coconut Curry Steamed Haddock is a beautiful Thai influenced dish hosting bold fresh and rich flavors and wonderful fillets of haddock that just simmer on the top of a brilliant sauce slowly taking in all the flavor profiles. In the Mediterranean way of eating fish is supposed to be two of the meals of the week, why not make this one of your picks for the week.

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

No Bake Lime Cheesecake with Greek Yogurt and Mascarpone

Nicoletta July 7, 2018

No Bake Lime Cheesecake with Greek Yogurt and Mascarpone, a simple, delicious dessert perfect for the hot summer months. You are going to love the silky smooth texture combined with the freshness and the slight tang from the lime.

Song of the day: The Heat is On – Glenn Frey

No Bake Lime Cheesecake with Greek yogurt and Mascarpone

Very few are the summer days that I find extremely hot to prevent me from baking. I am a “die-hard” home baker, let me tell you…

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Appetizers and Snacks, Life & Lifestyle, Pasta, Pizza, Risotto

Neapolitan-style deep fried Macaroni and Cheese & A Wild Mountain Music Festival Giveaway

Loreto July 4, 2018

Neapolitan-style deep fried Macaroni and Cheese & A Wild Mountain Music Festival Giveaway. The perfect finger food for an incredible music-filled, fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend such as this. What kid would not want fried mac and cheese and parents you will love that it is so easy for the kids to eat while you watch all the amazing artists perform in a setting of Hinton with its beautiful backdrop of the Northern Alberta’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. [Sponsored Post]

Song of the day: “Boy inside the Man” by Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.

Neapolitan-style deep fried Macaroni and Cheese

[This post is sponsored by The Wild Mountain Music Festival. We were compensated monetarily and provided with free passes, including a giveaway for our readers.]

Neapolitan-style deep fried Macaroni and Cheese & A Wild Mountain Music Festival bring people together in a most unifying way. Music, dancing, singing, and kids running and playing all together as one big family enjoying wonderful festival eats and incredible live music, you could not ask for a better weekend family outing than this.

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Gluten Free Fusilli with Vegetable Ragu

Nicoletta July 2, 2018

Gluten Free Fusilli with Vegetable Ragu: a chickpea brown rice pasta topped with a delightful summer vegetable ragu. Hearty, rich and delicious!

Song of the day: Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran.

Gluten free Fusilli with Vegetable Ragu

[This post is sponsored by The Italian Centre Shop. We’ve been compensated but -as always- all opinions are our own.]

I have no problems admitting I have been a spoiled kid. My parents and nonni, especially, did their best to indulge most of my wants and desires.

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