Flavors of Italy

Fall In Love with Grapes – Red & Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Red and Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto recipe

Call this a loaded focaccia! A thinner crusted focaccia with cornmeal and fragrant rosemary, I've bejeweled this rustic bread with both red and black California grapes. The sweetness of the grapes paired with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese makes this more than just a small plate or mere appetizer. Your palate is going to be wowed by complimentary ingredients like red onions and buttery pine nuts sprinkled throughout this sweet-and-savory dish!

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Olive Oil Gelato

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato - Ice Cream recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Gelato. Olive Oil gelato? It's the "olive oil" + "gelato" that caught my full attention. I just couldn't fathom what an olive oil gelato (or even an ice cream) would taste like. So it was a sure thing that anything else that was on my list to make these next weeks was going to be gently bumped down the rather lengthy to-dos so I could make this unusual flavor gelato a priority!

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Roasted Red Grapes Crostinis with Ricotta, Pine Nuts & Thyme

Roasted Red Grapes Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme recipe | TeenieCakes.com

These crostinis are toasted with the lightness of extra virgin olive oil and then smeared with a dollop of soft and creamy ricotta cheese. Nestled on top of that ricotta are a couple of sweet, red grapes and buttery delicate flavors from toasted pine nuts. Sprinkled with thyme and optionally some coarse salt...you have a refined snack, appetizer or small side!

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Fig, Goat Cheese, Pistachios w/Honey Crostinis

Fig, Goat Cheese, Pistachios with Honey - Crostinis recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Have 2 or 3 figs to spare before the summer is all over? Here's a quick & tasty appetizer (although I enjoyed it as a dinner) that's sure to make a palate happy that enjoys these flavors. In fact, it is so quick and easy it really doesn't even need a recipe!

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Meyer Lemon Olive-Oil Cake
with DIY Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil

Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Citrus infused olive oils. I'd been on a quest to find some good citrus extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) infused with either orange, lemon or meyer lemons. Infused EVOO are easy enough to find and a bit costly! Purchasing a bottle would barely yield me enough to make a couple of baked good recipes I've been anxious to try and experiment with. Using EVOO in cooking, brushing it on to breads, using as a condiment, as a dip and most deliciously - using it in baking, is one of my favorite ingredients. So, it made both logical and economical sense to start learning and experimenting infusing

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