Make tender, delicious gnocchi using instant mashed potatoes to slash prep time. Blend egg, salt, pepper, flour and mashed potatoes into a dough, cut into bite -size pieces and cook in boiling water. Serve with the sauce of your choice.
Made in the classic Italian tradition, this hearty soup combines a white bean puree with a blend of vegetables including cabbage, kale, and Swiss chard, with toasted bread to thicken the mix. It's reheated ('ribollita') and served topped with grated Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.
I came up with this recipe one night for dinner and my husband and family loved it and it has become a regular for us. The combination of spiced apples and brie cheese is amazing. Great served with a spring lettuce salad. You can also make this as an appetizer by using a baguette loaf instead of sourdough slices.
Cheesy sausage-based filling in little cups made from baked won ton wrappers. The baked cups and filling may be prepared a day or two in advance (store covered in the refrigerator) and assembled shortly before serving.
Brie cheese smothered with fresh figs cooked with brown sugar, vanilla, and almonds, then baked until almost melted. Serve warm with water crackers as a wonderful holiday appetizer or special treat during fig season. Canned figs in syrup may be substituted for fresh by reducing the brown sugar to 1/4 cup and replacing the water with syrup.