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Sicilian Scaccia / Scaccia Siciliana

Pizza dough takes on new meaning when Mary Ann layers it with tomato sauce and sliced caciocavallo cheese, then folds it... and folds it again to create a Sicilian favorite, when baked in the oven rises to new heights of comfort food into a golden brown loaf that slices like a dream revealing succulent swirls of melted cheese and hot tomato sauce. Seconds, anyone?

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From Sicily with Love / Dalla Sicilia Con Amore

Mary Ann re-creates a traditional Sicilian pasta recipe called Pasta Trapanese. Formed on a thin rod, this uniquely-shaped, spiral pasta-called Busiate-is the perfect shape to toss with a favorite Sicilian sauce called Trapanese, made in a mortar and pestle from almonds, tomatoes, basil, and garlic pounded into a thick pesto-like consistency.

  • 2020-10-29T03:00:00-07:00
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From The Sea / Dal Mare

Mary Ann sets sail for seafood shores and reels in three easy-to prepare and great to eat recipes: Fish Chowder, Scallops with Spinach and heads to the oven with a casserole dish filled with the makings of Baked Fish with Lemon and Olives that's a breeze to make and a joy to serve.

  • 2020-11-05T02:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-11-12T02:00:00-08:00
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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'.

  • 2020-11-19T02:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD