Almond Biscotti

This is the beginning of a series on Italian biscotti. I’m posting this basic recipe to start, then once or twice a month I will bake a recipe from Lou Seibert Pappas’ authoritative book, Biscotti. Legend states that an enterprising Italian baker created these cookies to send with sailors on long voyages. The cookies kept… 

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Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera - Andrea Meyers

All the prep work on my summer garden has me fixated on vegetable dishes. As I scooped more seeds from bell peppers and eggplant today, my mind drifted towards a pasta primavera for dinner. I love this dish in the summertime with fresh peppers and eggplant. You can adapt the dish based on whatever fresh… 

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Andrea’s Favorite Pizza Sauce

My husband and I both love to make pizza, but we like different pizza styles. I prefer hand-tossed or thin crusts, and my favorite kind of pizza is pizza margherita, although I do like some sauce occasionally or even a pizza blanca. My husband loves Chicago style pizza swimming in sauce, deep dish or stuffed…. 

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Winter Minestrone

Winter Minestrone Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Minestrone is a very versatile soup. With only a few basic ingredients—pasta, beans, stock, vegetables—you can create a beautiful, hearty soup. What you do with it is really up to your imagination. This is one of our favorite versions, a delicious soup for the winter months. Michael is always so happy when he comes home… 

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