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Greek? Italian? Yes.

So you are having a small dinner party and your comfort zone is Italian food, but your guests love Greek. What do you do? Make the same old lasagna and garlic bread? Cancel the dinner in a frustrated fit? Serve Indian? I have a better idea; Fusion! By combining a few basics from each cuisine and thinking outside the box, I created a menu that was sure to please everyone! Let’s walk through the menu together! Godere! Απολαύστε! Enjoy!

Mona Stamos

Okay, so not all Greek-Italian fusions are good. Trust me, the food is better than a Mona Stamos any day!

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Home Made Ricotta: Easier than (__insert something easy here__)!

Take a look at the back of your tub of Ricotta cheese and read the ingredients. Aside from the fact that it could take all day, there are probably things in that container that you can’t pronounce much less sound like actual food. What if I told you, you can make ricotta cheese with two ingredients. Well since the cat is out of the bag, let’s get started!

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Filed under Cheese, Deli, Dessert, Fruit, Italian, Pasta, Pizza, Sandwich

A night out, In: 2nd and 3rd Course.

It’s been a little while sine my last post as the cookbook is slowly taking over my free time in the very best way possible. Please go back to the last post and refresh your palate with our first course. Done? Good! Let’s move on! I want to show you the rest of the meal and just how easy it is to create a restaurant style meal at home!  Continue reading

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Filed under Chicken, Italian, Pasta, Salads

Buon Appetito!

During the warmer months, Dustin and I migrate every few weeks to my parents beach house in Lewes, De. At first it was a great beach get-away. Quiet, warm, salted breezes and close to downtown Rehoboth. As we began to learn more and more about our home away from home, we discovered it’s terrific restaurants and eateries. One such dinner adventure took us to a tapas restaurant called Cafe Azafran. Early for our reservation, we decided to walk the side streets behind the well known Rehoboth Boardwalk. That’s when we saw it. Just sitting there. Like a mirage in the desert. I ran to it, arms outstretched, mouth open. Cue slow motion run. In front of me was the simplest of windows.

Touch of Italy is a tiny Italian deli, bakery and grocery store, all wrapped up (presumably in prosciutto) into one. We finished our walk, made it safely to our tapas dinner and went back home. We decided recently to return to the Italian deli for lunch. Hanging about the cases of meat, cheese and olives were sandwiches simply displayed and described. Before I get to the sandwich, let’s take a look at what the great folks at Touch of Italy have to offer.

Olive oil, truffle oil, aged balsamic, you betcha!

This Cheese case looks like a dream I once had!

Now THATS a hunk of provolone. I’m going to need a moment to myself.

I chose the number 5. But who cares what it looks like on the menu, LET’S SEE THE SANDWICH!

And there it is. The bread was fresh and the smoked mozzarella was fresher! The pungent meat was balanced perfectly by the soft, pillowy, smokey-bland mozzarella cheese. It’s construction was simple but the flavors were sublime! I urge anyone that finds themselves walking the Rehoboth Boardwalk this summer, to take a little side treck down 1st Street to Baltimore Ave. The address it 33 Baltimore Ave Ste A, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2156. Don’t Miss out on this amazing find!


Filed under Deli, Italian, Sandwich