Good morning! Here's an idea: why not be like Dice215 and make mascarpone-stuffed French toast over the weekend?French toast made from Challah bread stuffed with mascarpone cheese and topped with warm brown sugar banana sauce.
There are certain dishes that I'm obsessed with. Among them are shrimp appetizers and crostini, so imagine my delight when I came across Giada de Laurentiis's recipe for a shrimp crostini appetizer! The most important part of this dish is the bread; select a loaf that's sturdy and can hold the gooey thick topping. It's a mixture of plump pink shrimp, vibrant peppery arugula, and juicy fresh tomatoes. There's a slight creaminess thanks to the addition of mascarpone cheese that also provides a great richness. These finger-licking good hors d'oeuvres are excellent with a glass of crisp white wine. Ready for the recipe? Read more.
When hosting a holiday celebration like Easter that involves planning an elaborate several-course meal, don't be afraid to cut some corners. Instead of making a time-consuming dessert, put together a simple, but special, puff pastry tart. This one is topped with fresh strawberries, creamy mascarpone, and sweet honey. It's a light and fruity finish that's the perfect way to end your Easter meal. To make in advance, roll out the dough and keep the cooked strawberries in an airtight container. Top the dough just before baking. Read more for the easy recipe.
I am falling for figs and can't resist trying just about every recipe! After enjoying the figs in a blanket, it was time for something sweet rather than savory. Something like caramelized figs with ricotta mousse.
The simple, light, orange-infused ricotta mousse can be made ahead of time, and caramelizing the figs only takes about 15 minutes. When adding the balsamic vinegar to the syrup — be careful! — I suggest having the pan's lid handy to avoid any splatter.
Once the mousse is topped with warm balsamic caramel and sweet figs, it's the perfect dessert to finish a Fall dinner. If you are short on time and can't make the smooth creamy ricotta mousse, the caramelized figs would be equally tasty served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. To get started caramelizing your own figs, keep reading.
Last Summer I was seduced by Gourmet's strawberry pie, and this year the magazine enticed me with a strawberry mascarpone tart with port glaze. This scrumptious dessert is surprisingly easy to put together — especially if you make the dough (like I did) in a food processor. Although I ended up purchasing a new pan, the delightful combination of crisp buttery crust, smooth creamy filling, plump juicy berries, and thick rich sauce was worth it. The completed tart is light and only slightly sweet, making it the perfect finish to a Mother's Day celebration. If you're traveling, make each element of the tart at home and assemble upon arrival at your destination. To look at the divine recipe, read more
Fall produce week continues, and today's featured ingredient is the beloved butternut squash. Although it has a thick skin, squash flesh roasts in a high-heat oven in less than 20 minutes.
Tossed with pasta, sage, and a creamy mascarpone sauce, this dish is decadent and delicious. If you are a vegetarian, simply omit the ham.
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Instead of serving dessert separate at my tailgate, I plan to serve it with the rest of the menu. Guests can enjoy a bite of sweetness with their savory nibbles. The dip theme will continue with this delectable white chocolate mascarpone dip. Served with fresh fruit, it's decadent, but not heavy. To get this lovely recipe — that also makes a great after-school snack for little ones, read more
There is nothing quite as comforting as roast chicken. A great way to flavor the chicken is to stuff butter underneath the skin. While the chicken roasts, the butter melts, infusing the chicken with moist goodness. This recipe features a variation that uses mascarpone cheese instead of butter. The mascarpone is mixed with herbs to create a highly seasoned, super scrumptious roast chicken. The chicken is served atop a bed of Spring greens making it a seasonal meal, perfect for a Sunday night dinner. To take a look at the recipe — it pairs perfectly with a buttery Chardonnay — read more