Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pandoro Bread Pudding

Pandoro is an Italian Christmas sweet bread, and each year I buy one for the Holidays. But, with all the homemade baked goods at Christmastime, we rarely consume an entire pandoro, so sometime in January I either need to freeze … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Vanilla Bean Posset

A posset is a British pudding or custard. I have recently come across several recipes for posset and have been intrigued because the custard is not thickened with eggs or gelatin. It is simply boiled cream with sugar and citrus … Continue reading

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Ravioli and Swiss Chard Soup

This is my variation on spinach tortellini soup. It is light, delicately flavored, and surprisingly sweet. I try to use organic vegetables whenever possible. I think organic carrots and Swiss chard are sweeter than conventionally-grown vegetables. I also like to … Continue reading

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Roast Duck with Olives, Orange, and Thyme

My favorite Sunday dinner is pasta, not surprising for someone with Italian DNA. But sometimes I need a change of routine, and that usually means roasting a chicken or, during the winter months, a duck. I did not grow up … Continue reading

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Fresh Clam Pizza

This clam pizza with a side salad for dinner is a light and welcome relief after all the holiday indulgence. Fresh clams are my favorite topping for pizza. If fresh clams are not available I have given instructions for a … Continue reading

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