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Ricotta Gnocchi
Using ricotta as the base for these gnocchi produces a lighter, pillow-like finished product. Start making the gnocchi at least 48 hours before you want to serve them, as you need to drain the ricotta overnight, and then freeze the...
Sweet ricotta
This light dessert is so easy to make, doesn't require any cooking, and is quite the crowd-pleaser. It was created in a pinch when I was to bring a dessert to a friend's apartment for a potluck. It was too...
Ricotta cheese
A few weeks ago, I saw a ricotta cheese demo and decided to try it at home. You won't want store-bought ricotta again when you realize how easy it is to make. Anne Saxelby, of Saxelby Cheesemongers made a ricotta...
Bruschetta with Homemade Ricotta, Prosciutto, and Arugula
Every Saturday during spring, summer, and fall, Barry and I walk over for lunch at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene — part antiques market, part junk sale, part craft fair, part artisanal food court. It's also great people-watching; aside...
Spinach and ricotta pasta
I can't lie — when I set out to make this recipe, I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing or how it would turn out. And I'll tell you this, it came out spectacularly. Granted, this is a simple...
A great sandwich has a fine balance between salty and sweet. In this sandwich, by pickling the figs you're adding a bit of both sensations. The whole package is rounded out by a meat no one can argue with —...
The first American outpost of the famed Italian pastificio , this Chelsea Market spot prides itself on decadently authentic Italian dishes. This Parmigiano-Reggiano, ricotta, and mascarpone ravioli is surprisingly light and packed with flavor; top with black truffle shavings for...
Bruschetta with Ricotta, Grilled Eggplant, and Mint
Grilling turns the rather spongy, bland eggplant into something utterly succulent. Made with firm-fleshed, freshly picked eggplant, these bruschetta, although simple, are loaded with flavor. A few simple ingredients becoming gorgeous mouthfuls… my favorite way to cook summer fare. See...
Kale, Avocado & Ricotta Pie
This is a very simple dish, as good for dinner as it is for brunch. You can play around with the ingredients a bit, adding more artichoke or avocado, or substituting spinach for kale or sausage for bacon. You can't...
Gnudi
Gnudi means, well, “nude” — because these are nude ravioli, the filling without the outer pasta covering. They are delicious served with tomato sauce, as in this recipe, or with melted butter and sage.