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Party Cakes / Torte Per Feste

Simple is best. As proof, Mary Ann's recipe for Tuscany-inspired Prato Almond Cake is as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat. Then it's on to the dark and mysteriously magical Dried Plum and Balsamic Vinegar Tart as intense to the taste buds as it is to the imagination. Vinegar. Who knew? Answer: Mary Ann.

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Cauliflower, Really? / Cavolfiore, Davvero?

Say what? Cauliflower Crust Pizza? Mary Ann does more than say it, she makes her deeply satisfying, low-cal classic. Then it's time to fire up the deep fryer and mix some batter for crispy, crunchy Fried Cauliflower. And who needs potatoes? You don't, when you can mash up cauliflower and enjoy guilt-free, fabulous Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes.

  • 2020-12-03T02:00:00-08:00
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Little Hankies Two Ways / Piccoli Fazzoletti in Due Modi

Nothing better than generous squares of fresh pasta "Handkerchiefs" tossed with a classic Ligurian Pesto Sauce. And if you have a sweet tooth, Mary Ann has just the thing, when she combines raspberries, blueberries, and sliced strawberries, with sweet ricotta cheese and to create Fazzoletti with Fruit. The perfect dessert for a special occasion.

  • 2020-12-10T02:00:00-08:00
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Exquisite Cannelloni / Cannelloni Squisiti

Mary Ann prepares a luxurious Lamb Ragu to fill equally luxurious, freshly made Cannelloni. And if you're in the mood for an equally exquisite, vegetarian version wrapped inside a lightly browned crepe, then keep watching as she combines broccoli, plum tomatoes, lemon zest, ricotta cheese for Crepes with Vegetables and Cheese.

  • 2020-12-17T02:00:00-08:00
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Make Mine Mussels / Prepara Le Mie Cozze

Mary Ann travels to cold waters off the Gulf of Maine to reap the harvest of Gary Moretti's Bangs Island Mussels. First up, keep it simple, with a variety of tangy, tasty, Gary's Awesome Aiolis. Then Mary Ann combines her signature potato salad with plump, succulent musses to create a unique and most memorable Mussel Potato Salad.

  • 2020-12-24T02:00:00-08:00
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