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Prosciutto and Asparagus Eggs Benedict

Prosciutto Asparagus Eggs Benedict www.bellalimento.com
If you’re looking for a holiday breakfast (or brunch) that is sure to impress your guests you should add Eggs Benedict to the menu. It’s rich, decadent and shouldn’t be reserved for eating out. Hollandaise sauce (that deliciousness dripping off of the plate that you’ll want to be sure to grab an extra English muffin to sop it up with yes that’s Hollandaise sauce) isn’t as hard as you would imagine to make. It does take some old school arm power, whisking vigorously is required, so you can go ahead and check exercise off your list for the day. At least I do. And you’ll want to be sure to go slow and steady when whisking in the melted butter. Why you ask? Otherwise you’ll end up with scrambled eggs and although fantastic they’re not what we’re going for here.

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Herb Marinated Cheese

Herb Marinated Edam Cheese www.bellalimento.com

It’s party time! The holidays are here. Thanksgiving is in oh 3 days and then it’s just ON from there. If you’re looking for a delicious appetizer (or snack if you’re a cheese head like me) that will take you minutes to make try our herb marinated cheese. After all, who doesn’t love cheese? I mean really. This is great on it’s own or makes a great supporting actor to a charcuterie platter. One of my must do’s when I have company be it a small dinner party or a larger scale soiree is to have an appetizer tray set out when my guests arrive. It serves two purposes. First, it keeps the guests happy (hungry guests are grumpy guests right) and gives me time to finish what I need to do in the kitchen while they’re noshing.

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Ham, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata

Ham Mushroom Asparagus Frittata www.bellalimento.com

Whether I like it or not the holiday season is full steam ahead. Next week is Thanksgiving. THANKSGIVING (is anyone else in denial about this?). The day after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of hustle and bustle for us. We like to host dinner parties and already have a few others on our schedule during the month of December. I’m trying really hard not to jump to Christmas but that’s easier said than done. I’d like to enjoy Thanksgiving first. We do have so much to be thankful for after all. 

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Pasta with Creamy Roasted Beet Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Roasted Beet Sauce www.bellalimento.com

No one could accuse this pasta of being anything less than exciting. She’s’ definitely a plate turner. That’s no dye job boys and girls. That color is what you get when throw a roasted beet into the mix. Now I know beets are a love them or leave them kind of thing and honestly up until a few years ago I was a leave them kind of girl. Then I figured out that roasting them was the ticket to my love affair with beets and lemon juice because you’re going to need that when you work with roasted beets unless you like hot pink hands.

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Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Italian Chocolate Cake with Ganache www.bellalimento.com

I have been craving chocolate cake for a while now.  A simple no fuss decadent from scratch chocolate cake that comes together in about an hour. Don’t worry most of that time is spent in the oven baking away. Plenty of time for you to enjoy dinner and then have it for dessert warm straight out of the oven. Did you hear me exhale? There is nothing better than a warm slice of chocolate cake dripping in chocolate ganache if you ask me. Unless someone else makes it, but that’s neither here nor there.

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Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Creamy Mushroom Pasta www.bellalimento.com

Don’t adjust your screens. I know you’ve grown accustomed to seeing pumpkin for the past week. Don’t panic, we’ll be back with more pumpkin soon. For now, we’re interrupting our pumpkin palooza to bring you this pasta with creamy mushroom sauce.  We think it’s worth the exception to the editorial calendar (food blogger speak) and I think my skin is starting to turn orange from the sheer amount of pumpkin I’ve consumed but we won’t talk about that. I’ve never met a mushroom I didn’t like and when it’s paired with pasta well for me it doesn’t get much better than that. Well until you add cream. Heavy whipping cream because if you’re having cream why bother with half and half. Right?

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