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Mini Frittatas with Spinach, Antipasto, and Goat Cheese

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Makes 4 dozen mini quiches Ingredients: 6 large eggs, beaten 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled Salt and pepper 1/2 fresh spinach, chopped 1/2 jar Casina Rossa Homemade Antipasto, drained and chopped Olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 375º F. Brush muffin tins with olive oil Whisk together […]

Sgroppino Cocktail

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Makes 2 cocktails Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chilled Gin 1 cup chilled Prosecco 2 scoops Lemon (or other flavor) Sorbet 1/2 teaspoon Ritrovo Selection Lemon Balsamic Vinegar 2 basil leaves, chiffonade Directions: 1. Pour the gin and Prosecco equally into two cocktail glasses. 2. Drop a scoop of sorbet in the glass and drizzle with the lemon balsamic, top […]

Tiramisu Boozy Milkshake

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Makes one shake Ingredients: About 3-1/2 large scoops vanilla bean ice cream 1/4 cup dark coffee liqueur 1/4 cup Baileys About 1/4 cup milk 6 ladyfingers 1 tablespoon chocolate shavings Whipped cream Directions: Place the ice cream, coffee liqueur, Baileys, milk and 4 ladyfingers into a blender. Pulse on low or until thick and creamy. […]

Homemade Foccacia Bread with Bistecca, Balsamic Onions & Garlic It Mayo

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Makes about 16 appetizer-sized sandwiches 1 recipe Schiacciata Bread (Tuscan Foccacia Bread), cut into 2-3″ squares 1 recipe Poggi Bonsi Balsamic Onions Ingredients: 2 (12-ounce) lean New York strip steaks 1 teaspoon Casina Rossa Herbs & Sald 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil Garlic It Mayo* Fresh arugula Directions for the bistecca: Let steaks […]

Redeye to Roma Cocktail

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Ingredients: 2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker 1/2 ounce fruity red wine, zinfandel or syrah Directions: Pour ingredients into a a cocktail shaker filled with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with […]

Americano Cocktail

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Bright red and bittersweet, the Americano was born as the “Milano-Torino” at Caffe Camparino in the 1860’s (the Campari came from Milan, the sweet vermouth from Turin). The cocktail eventually became known as the “Americano” due to its popularity with American expats during prohibition. Ingredients: 1 oz Campari 1 oz Red Vermouth Soda water Orange […]

Olive Puff Pastry Bites

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons fine lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 jar Casina Rossa Snacking Olives with Lemon Directions: Lay out puff pastry sheet and cut into 1/2″ by 4″ strips. Mix the Parmesan, lemon zest, and white pepper together until fully incorporated. Sprinkle each […]

Home Style Potato Chips with Truffle & Salt & Cheese

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

We dare you to eat just one! Ingredients: 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly 3 tablespoons salt 1 quart oil for deep frying (safflower, coconut or peanut oil) Ritrovo Selections Truffle & Cheese Salt Directions: Place potato slices into a large bowl of cold water as you slice. Drain, and rinse, then refill the […]

Aperitivo Cooking Class at The Atrium Kitchen

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Aperitivo Cooking Class “Happy Hour Italian Style!” We’ve enjoyed the cocktail culture “Aperitivo” in Italy for many years and we’re bringing a taste of it to Seattle! In this class, we’ll create some Italian-inspired cocktails and appetizers to serve as inspiration for your own Apritivo party. Wednesday or Thursday February 15 or 16, 2017 6-8pm […]

Butternut Squash Risotto with Walnuts and Gorgonzola.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 sweet onion, diced 1 cup butternut squash, finely diced (a food processor is best for this) 4-6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or as much as needed) 1 package Ritrovo Selections Arborio rice 1/2 cup cream or half n’ half, optional 1 tablespoon Casina Rossa Herbs & Salt 1/2 cup grated Parmesan […]

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