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Old Friend….New Pizza

My best friend Shell comes over for lunch once in a while.  She is a teacher at a local school and I have written about her in the past.  She is a wonderful person and I could not ask for a better friend. She has picked me up on a sunny day when I was on crutches and very antsy and drove me around to feel that sunshine on my face. Next to my family, she is the best hugger in…

Harvey Wallbanger Cake (The alcohol burns off, right?)

My dear friend Cynthia made this cake for me after I had my daughter Amelia in 1997.  I was shell shocked and in that new mother haze of I love this baby but really, can anything that small sleep so little, eat so little and poop so much!Since that time, I have made this cake, no lie, 1000 times.  Tonight I have my Zumba playlist on and I am marinating chicken, having a glass of Relax wine and making this…

Pasta Con Melanzane E Mascarpone and Pollo con Brie e asparagi

I have recently been speaking with friends and some new acquaintances about cooking and sharing recipes.  Below are two of my favorite, easy recipes.  Take some liberty and add a few things here and there.  I will give you options as well.Pasta Con Melanzane E Mascarpone(Pasta with Eggplant and Mascarpone) I have used this 100 times and it is simple to make.Ingredients:8 ounce container of mascarpone cheese. (be sure not to purchase the one ready for Tiramisu)One pound of pasta,…

Day Eight: Deprivation and hallucination: Chocolate Pizza

As promised, here is a great recipe for Chocolate Pizza.  I modified the recipe from “giada’s family dinners” cookbook. Ingredients:1 pound of store bought or homemade pizza dough. (I prefer Perrecas in Schenectady)3 teaspoons of melted butter (real butter, no substitutions)Nutella Spread (chocolate hazelnut) to be used as desired White chocolate chipsSemisweet chocolate chipsChopped nuts of your choicePreheat the oven to 450 degrees F.I roll out the dough and place into a regular pizza pan (9 inches). You can also line…