Mascarpone Torte with Illy Espresso Sauce

Mascarpone Torte with Espresso Sauce

Mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, and thin slices of pound cake make up this Italian torte that sits on a puddle of espresso sauce.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 0
The half-moon biscotti cookies on a yellow glass plate

Lemon Biscotti

These crunchy biscotti have a sprightly flavor thanks to fresh lemon zest, lemon oil, and a good splash of lemon-flavored vodka. A perfect snack or dessert.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Buttercup Squash Gnocchi

Buttercup Squash Gnocchi

Roasted buttercup squash adds to the richness of this Italian gnocchi recipe. Black trumpet mushrooms provide a dramatic contrast to the colorful squash.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 1
Affogato

Homemade Affogato

Rich, homemade coffee ice cream is drizzled with amaretto and espresso and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache, or fudge sauce, and softly whipped cream.

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  • 1 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
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Plate of grilled beef, rosemary, capers, salad greens and lemon wedges

Grilled Beef with Rosemary and Capers

New York Strip steak is rubbed with a garlic-rosemary infused olive oil and grilled then placed on top of a bed of salad greens. Grilling at its best.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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Tray of 8 deep-fried stuffed zucchini flowers, filled with ricotta cheese and herbs

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

This appetizer is a favorites all over Italy. Zucchini blossoms are stuffed with ricotta cheese, seasoned with basil and lemon, batter-dipped, and then fried.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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White bowl of spinach and arugula risotto on a green background

Spinach and Arugula Risotto

This risotto, straight from Rome, gets its flavor and color from spinach, arugula, and parsley. Its smoothness is a product of butter, cream, and cheese.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
A potato rosemary focaccia--bread topped with sliced potatoes and rosemary sprigs on a white plate

Potato Rosemary Focaccia

An intense herb oil of basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, garlic an thyme is drizzled atop focaccia loaded with slices of potato, onions, and rosemary.

  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 6
Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Also known as Neapolitan or Venetian cookies, these vivid cakes are stacked and sliced and dubbed cookies. We can deal.

  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 24
Two metal cups and lids with soft polenta and forest mushrooms inside, on a white plate

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossible soft and then is topped with all types of sauteed mushrooms

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
Tuscan Beans

Tuscan Beans

If you’re looking for a lively dish, this is not it. Rather, it contains hints of Tuscany here and there in a subdued fashion.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
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