Bust breakfast boredom with this satisfying snack: ricotta honey toast. Extremely simple to make — it only requires three ingredients and a few minutes of your time — it's a perfect solution if you find yourself skipping breakfast from lack of time or enthusiasm. Go the sweet and simple route, as described in the recipe, or brighten and heighten flavors with a pinch of orange or lemon zest mixed into the ricotta. Is savory more your thing? Add edge with a few cracks of pepper. Or top it with berries (smashed or sliced) for a fruity kick. Intrigued? Get the recipe.
Blueberry pancakes are delicious on their own, but the addition of ricotta cheese amps up the sour tang of the buttermilk, plus it makes an interesting topping.
This recipe adds just enough ricotta to enhance the flavor of the pancake without changing its traditional texture and size.
Dollop additional ricotta on top of the pancakes to ensure each bite has plenty of creamy curds.
Over the weekend I made a batch of the thick, creamy, rich cheese and was shocked by the recipe's simplicity. All you have to do is bring milk, cream, and salt to a boil, add some vinegar, and strain the mixture. It was so uncomplicated that in the future I'm going to make ricotta instead of buying it. Serve on crostini for an effortless appetizer or use in a recipe like pizza or lasagna. Learn the method now.
Rather than layering sheets of pasta with sauce and cheese, present the noodles as individual-sized roll-ups, each stuffed with its own helping of ricotta, wilted spinach, and marinara, and topped off with melted mozzarella.
Don't be afraid to modify the recipe to your liking: make the dish worthy of weekend cooking by incorporating homemade tomato sauce and fresh cheese, or add in sausage crumbles if you're looking to up the protein. Want the recipe? Then keep reading.
Being a native to the Bay Area, I've long been a seasonal eater. This means that I enjoy peaches and corn in the Summer and pears and squash in the Fall. However, there are certain fruits and vegetables that have become season-less due to the fact that they're always available at grocery stores, such as apples, strawberries, and one that used to be only around in Spring, asparagus.
Now, let me clarify something. I'll avoid these ingredients at all costs until they are in season, but if a friend or family member begs me to serve them for his or her birthday, I can't say no! That's how I came to make these uncomplicated but delectable asparagus canapes. Crispy toast, creamy cheese, and fresh asparagus: what's not to love? They're an addictive bite; you won't be able to eat just one, so make the whole recipe. Get the technique after the break.
With impromptu holiday parties and last-minute gift-shopping, treat yourself to an elegant, uncomplicated, and oozing cheese sandwich. Instead of crisping the sandwich on the stove, this effortless recipe lets the oven do the work.
Serve with roasted tomatoes and a glass of bubbly to salute the season. The recipe: after the break.
All you have to do is crumble and cook a couple of links of Italian sausage. Combine this with sautéed arugula, red onion, and red pepper, and throw the mixture on a pizza dough slathered with ricotta cheese and bake. In just eight short minutes you'll be enjoying a piping hot, comforting slice of pizza. Get the method when you read more