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Ricotta! / Cucinare Con LA Ricotta!

Mary Ann goes back in time to prepare a childhood favorite: Nonna Galasso's Fried Ricotta with Salad Tomatoes on Crostini. Then it's back to the present with light-as-a-cloud Ricotta Gnocchi. And for a sweet, creamy finish, Ricotta Cheese with Honey and Almonds. Ricotta.. . you gotta'.

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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

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

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

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

Peppers / Peperoni Ripieni Napoletani

You haven't lived until you've enjoyed Mary Ann's Neapolitan Style Stuffed Red Peppers. easy to prepare and the perfect main course. Then she cooks up a colorful casserole of sweet bell peppers, boiling onions and fresh tomatoes for a Peperonata. Want the perfect Sicilian-style topping for bruschetta? Try her Peppers with Garlic and Mint .

  • 2020-12-31T02:00:00-08:00