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Tagged With: mozzarella

Pasta Al Forno with Eggplant

Baked pastas are so great because the flavors really get into the pasta and everything comes together. And it’s even better reheated the next day. This is a great vegetarian dinner too, because the eggplant is meaty and combined with a salad, it’s a perfect meal. Eggplant Pasta Al Forno 1 pound of short pasta, … Continue reading »

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Squash Blossom Pesto Pizza

Pizza is always a great go-to when you have people over because you can let them choose their own toppings. Make a big batch of dough, preheat the pizza stone and put out your topping options. I like to roll the dough out on an upside down cookie sheet so that you can just ease … Continue reading »

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No-cook or Quick-cooking Dinner for Hot Weather

We have been having a long heat wave here in NY, and I can’t quite bring myself to heat up the kitchen again until it breaks. I’m thinking about some no-cook or quick-cooking meals, and of course, the first thing I think of is salad. I love a beautiful caprese salad with fresh tomatoes and … Continue reading »

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Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella in carrozza is basically an Italian grilled cheese, or the Italian version of a croque monsieur without the ham. There are different variations on it, and it doesn’t usually have tomatoes but I like a little freshness in my sandwich. The cheese makes gooey, delicious strings as you bite into it, and the marinara … Continue reading »

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Cooking in Puglia– Italy Part 2

Pictures are always a little more difficult on the road, but I tried my best given the lighting….here are the cooking adventures. Puglia is the home of burrata, so of course I had to make some burrata and tomato crostini. I also did some mozzarella and tomato crostini because these little bocconcini were so delicious. … Continue reading »

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Caprese Salad

I love tomato season– nothing makes me happier at the store than to find tomatoes that smell like they are just off the vine. It’s a rare thing, but unless you can smell them, you won’t taste much. I’ve been spoiled though, because my dad grew tomatoes and basil at home. They’re always best right … Continue reading »

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Burrata, Tomato, and Basil Crostini

I’ve decided that Eataly┬áis one of my favorite places on earth. It’s an Italian supermarket brought to NY by Mario Batali and the Bastianich family. They have more kinds of pasta in one place than I thought possible. But they also have the best tomatoes I’ve had in NY. It’s also the first place I’ve … Continue reading »

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