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Old 02-10-2006, 05:38 PM   #11
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Buckytom,
I love your suggestions about some bruschetta to go with our Italian theme! I'm definitely going with that. Thanks Buckytom!

GB,
Thanks! Salad is totally on my plans. I was thinking of some baby greens salad with roasted nuts, mandarine slices, with a raspberry/pecan dressing. Would that throw off the whole Italian theme, you think? I might have to stick to a sun dried tomato vinaigrette with some black olives.

Kimbaby,
Do you have an Italian recipe for corn-on-the-cob? I love corn and if I can convert it in an Italian side, that would work.

RMS,
By any chance would you have any Italian cookie recipes? Thanks for your suggestion.

Amber,
Creme brulee (flan) is one of my favorites. I might do that with a bit of side fruit and light whipping cream to lighten it up a bit. Thanks a lot.
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:44 AM   #12
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Just found out my friend is making something called Antipasta Chicken and Veggie Pizza. Wow! That's not what I was expecting but, oh well. I will use my Pampered Chef tart pan - only thing is I need an Italian style tart recipe. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:52 AM   #13
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do you mean a dessert tart dina?

if so , lemme see if i can find a recipe for "fruitti di bosco".

gotta run for work right now, brb.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:26 AM   #14
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Quote:
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I was thinking of some baby greens salad with roasted nuts, mandarine slices, with a raspberry/pecan dressing. Would that throw off the whole Italian theme, you think?
I hope this comes out right and I don't sound like a "know-it-all" because I truly know nothing!!! But the sweet, to me anyway, doesn't seem to go with a tomato sauce. I could be wrong so don't shoot the messenger

When I think tomato sauce/pasta dish I think more along the lines of a tomato vinaigrette, or a red wine vinaigrette, or just a good old fashioned Italian - dry mustard, all the proper Italian herbs/spices, etc, garlic, parmesan cheese, etc. Whatever dressing you make just give it the whole day for the flavors to blend.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:31 AM   #15
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BANG!!!!

i totally and respectfully disagree elfie. i love sweet things as a side to a tart tomato sauce, like a sweet salad as an antipasti, or sweet wine like a white zin to cut into and/or offset the acidity. but maybe that's just me.
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lol bucky - let's just get together and have a cook-off - what's the worst that could happen?
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:43 AM   #17
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I volunteer to judge that cook off!
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #18
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dina, i couldn't find a good tart recipe for frutti di bosco, but here's what you can do.

a frutti di bosco tart is essentially a tart pastry, filled with zabaglione (custard), and topped with fresh berries, and then drizzled with a simple syrup wash.

ingredients:

fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries (sliced), etc. whatever fresh berries are available
tart pastries or shells
melted sugar mixed with a little water to thin

for the zabaglione:
4 egg yolks
i tbsp marsala wine or sweet wine
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsps warm water
2 tbsps mascarpone cheese

combine eggs, wine, water and sugar in a bowl over a bain marie (simmering water bath), and whip for about 5 minutes. fold in the mascarpone cheese to incorporate.

fill the tart shells with the zabaglione, gently top with mixed fresh berries, brush or drizzle tops with the sugar syrup until covered, chill to let it set up.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:48 AM   #19
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lol elfie, id' love to but you'd blow me out of the water...

i hate losing, but if it first of all meant getting to meet you, and then getting to eat what you've cooked, i might have to swallow my pride as well as all of your good cooking.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:52 AM   #20
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Um....buckytom? How about you make that tart and let kitchenelf make the main course? Best of both worlds!

BTW, copied and pasted that recipe. YUM!
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