Posts Tagged ‘Italian Inspired’

Italian Soup for #BloggerCLUE

It’s not often cold here, really cold anyway, and we’ve had a bit of a cold snap come through, so this was the perfect time to work on this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E. theme– soups & stews. Who doesn’t love a good belly warming bowl of comforting soup?

I was assigned to Authentic Suburban Gourmet and went right to “work” looking for a scrumptious soup to dish up. I didn’t stew over it for long (see what I did there) as I quickly came across Perfect Italian Soup, and it had my name written all over it. At this time of year I really crave a nice bowl of ribollita which makes me fondly remember my time living in Florence, Italy. Ribollita is a rustic soup made with vegetables, and bread- it translates to reboiled, as it’s a peasants soup that dates back centuries. It is classically Tuscan and perfectly delizioso. Ribollita, GOOD ribollita, is really hard to find here, but I’m always up for something with an Italian flair, and although this is a different kind of soup, it’s a great recipe to have on hand when the temperatures drop. So here’s my take on Lisa’s Italian Soup.


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Stuffed Tomatoes


It’s the most delicious time of the year! Cookies are baked, roasts are roasted, cakes are frosted, turkeys are carved– but where are the tomatoes? Everyone should have Tomatoes for the Holidays, especially here in Florida where they’re local to the state, and are perfefctly ripe and delicious.  These stuffed tomatoes would be a great side dish on Christmas, or as a meal with a simple salad any day of the week. They put all the colors of Christmas right on your plate! 

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Chocolate Panettone Bread Pudding with Chocolate Butter Rum Sauce



This is one of the easiest, most delectable and simply decadent desserts to make. 

If you’ve never had panettone, go get some. Eat a quarter of it. Wait a couple of days, then make this. Even if you’ve had the delightfully, pillowy light and sweet bread, you can go ahead and get one and eat a quarter of it. Then make this a couple of days later. 

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