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Giada's Kitchen by Giada De Laurentiis

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  • Mediterranean bruschetta

    • Breadcrumbs on February 26, 2012

      p. 22 Not surprisingly, another hit from Giada. We really enjoyed this quick, easy and flavourful appetizer and the addition of tomatoes made it a little different from herbed or seasoned fresh ricotta antipasti we’ve had in the past. I can’t wait to try this again in the summer when we can pull our tomatoes straight from the vine. Giada suggests you incorporate mint w the tomatoes but since we’re not huge fans of mint, I went w fresh basil. This is the first time I’ve spritzed lemon on freshly grilled bruschetta and though the flavour was complimentary and a nice contrast to the richness of the cheese, I think I’d prefer some zest grated into the cheese next time. A hit nonetheless, happy to recommend this one.

  • Spicy Parmesan green beans and kale

    • swegener on January 25, 2015

      Good, but very salty if made as written.

  • Tagliatelle with smashed peas, sausage, and ricotta cheese

    • Breadcrumbs on October 23, 2010

      Oct 2010 - First use of this recipe. This dish comes together very quickly and delivers big flavour. I do think that the outcome of this dish relies heavily on the quality of the sausage since it does add the most dominant flavour. I didn't make any substitutions and needed to add about 1 cup of pasta water to achieve the consistency I desired in the sauce. Delicious and well received. 8.5

  • Baked orzo with Fontina and peas

    • tunnymowg on April 23, 2011

      I have made this twice now and I really like it. It's delicious and "different" for a baked pasta, and so easy since you can make it the day before and just toss it in the oven!

  • Swiss chard and sweet pea manicotti

    • debcapecod on November 21, 2010

      This recipe is delicious. I hadn't used swiss chard before and now I have it in my garden! This is very easy to make and I highly recommend trying it.

  • Linguine with shrimp and lemon oil

    • foodie005 on August 03, 2011

      Serve with Fennel slaw on page 77

  • Penne with eggplant purée

    • swiand on September 10, 2011

      Very good

    • ckbkaddict on March 27, 2017

      Replaced basil for mint. Easy and delicious.

  • Orzo-stuffed peppers

    • Cheri on December 25, 2010

      Makes too much stuffing for 6 med/large peppers. Otherwise, this is an excellent recipe. Needed more chick broth for bottom of pan, sprinkled cheese on top and baked, without cover. This was fine. Excellent left over. Served with grilled salmon (nice combo) and leftover with grilled sausages, also very good.

  • Ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries

    • Breadcrumbs on November 28, 2010

      p. 189 - Looks and sounds delicious! Recipe also appeared in Dec 2010 Food Network Magazine.

    • Breadcrumbs on February 15, 2011

      p. 188 When I first purchased this book I immediately flagged this recipe as a must try and its taken me almost 3 years to finally get to it!! This is the first time I’ve made a cake w ricotta other than a cheesecake. Prep is very simple. Flour, baking powder and salt are mixed together and set aside. Butter, ricotta and sugar are mixed together until fluffy then eggs are added one at a time before adding vanilla, orange zest and Amaretto. I decided to skip the Amaretto and instead, added an equal amount of orange juice. Dry ingredients are incorporated w the wet and then the mixture is poured into a loaf pan and baked for 45-50 minutes. In my case it took 60 mins for the tester to come out clean. The aroma of this cake baking is heavenly! This is an absolutely wonderful, moist cake with a tender crumb. It is dense but not heavy feeling at all. It may have taken me 3 years to make this but I doubt it will take 3 weeks before I make it again! I’d highly recommend this cake.

  • Lemon ricotta cookies with lemon glaze

    • Breadcrumbs on November 28, 2010

      p. 190 - These look wonderful, must try!

    • vickster on April 25, 2014

      I substituted Blood Orange for the Lemon in recipe. They are delicious! A different texture than any cookie I have made before. Kind of cake like, I assume from all the ricotta in the recipe.

    • Julia on June 18, 2011

      These are cake like in texture. I used Meyer lemon and the flavor is great. Easy and a little different.

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  • Beef and butternut squash stew

    • Cupcake Muffin

      This beef stew is has an interesting (and tasty!) twist because it replaces the usual carrots and potatoes with winter squash. We used banana squash, but any favorite winter squash would work well.

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