This Dessert from the Old Country will Blow Your Mind

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Photo by Viana Boenzli

It's called Barchiglia and it's a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

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Ingredients for Pastry:
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized pieces
1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp lemon zest
Ingredients for Almond Filling:
1 c blanched almonds
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of kosher salt
1 c Marmellata di Pere
Ingredients for Marmellata di Pere, Pear Preserves - this makes enough to have leftovers:
3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
1/4 c lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz dark chocolate, 60 to 65% cacao - coarsely chopped
Nutritions

Calories
3771

Sodium
482mg
20% DV

Fat
217g
334% DV

Protein
51g
102% DV

Carbs
354g
120% DV

Fiber
51g
206% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

It's February 7th and that can only mean one thing: It's Fettuccine Alfredo Day. To celebrate this wonderful culinary invention, I'll share my own Fettuccine Alfredo dish, using heavy cream instead of butter.

1 lb shrimp
1 tsp lemon juice
3 slices bacon ( cooked and chopped )
8 oz fettuccine pasta
1 c cherry tomatoes ( halved )
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 small shallot - or onion
1 c heavy cream
1/2 c flat leaf parsley ( chopped )
1 Tbsp sage ( chopped )
1 tsp hot chili pepper flakes
1/4 c Parmigiano Reggiano ( freshly grated )
1/4 c Pecorino Romano ( freshly grated )
1 tsp salt and pepper, each
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Nutritions

Calories
960

Sodium
2465mg
102% DV

Fat
72g
111% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV

Blueberry Slushie Recipe

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These blueberry slushies are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, while also having an incredible taste. Your kids will love these, we make them every week!

Blueberry Slushie Ingreidents:
6 ounces Frozen orange juice
6 fluid ounces Water
cup Fresh Blueberries
2 servings

Step 1

First off, grab yourself a big bowl, add all the ingredients to it and mix thoroughly.

Start with the frozen orange juice concentrate, the water, the blueberries and finally the 4 cubes ...
See the full directions on my site

Nutritions

Calories
119

Sodium
3mg
0% DV

Fat
0.3g
0% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
28g
9% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

5-Minute Ricotta Garlic Herb Dip

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Photo by Erich Boenzli

This garlicky, herby ricotta dip is ready in 5 minutes, and that's a good thing. As soon as you start chopping the fresh basil leaves and start smashing the garlic cloves, you want to start dipping.

15 oz ricotta chese
1/2 c Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil - plus extra to drizzle
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 c fresh basil, chopped
1/2 c fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp sage, chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt - to taste
Nutritions

Calories
467

Sodium
243mg
10% DV

Fat
32g
50% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
27g
9% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV
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