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A Visit to Montagnana Italy

A Visit to Montagnana Italy

This is how we spent our day exploring Montagnana Italy

Pesto Making Class in Manarola Italy

Pesto Making Class in Manarola Italy

What a treat, a real pesto experience. Nessun Dorma in Manorola Italy offers a traditional Ligurian pesto making class. Once we arrived at the cooking class we received all of the ingredients to make pesto. We picked the leaves off of fresh basil plants, soaked 

Roasted Red Pepper “Pimento Cheese Spread”

Roasted Red Pepper “Pimento Cheese Spread”

Mrs. Blumes Recipe Contest Winner

Roasted Red Pepper “Pimento Sheese Spread”

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This recipe was the winner of the 2021 Mrs. Blumes Recipe Contest
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz pack of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise good quality
  • 16 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated do not use pre-shredded cheese
  • 1 12 oz jar of roasted red peppers drained and diced
  • 4 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • combine all ingredients in bowl of stand mixer
  • chill and serve
2022 Mrs. Blums Recipe Contest

2022 Mrs. Blums Recipe Contest

An outdoor picnic is a wonderful way to share a meal with family and friends…and sometimes an ant or two. Our contest theme this year is “Picnic in the Park”. Think back on the best picnic you’ve ever had and submit your favorite recipe that 

2022 Cavit Pizza Better Together Recipe Challenge

2022 Cavit Pizza Better Together Recipe Challenge

Submit your very best pizza recipe with your recommended Cavit Wine pairing and you could win one of FOUR Bertello Pizza Ovens – the ultimate tool for making the most pizzaiola-worthy at-home pizza pie. We will be selecting one winner in four categories – Best 

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp crushed oregano

Instructions
 

  • store in an air tight contianer I would recommend using asap to keep fresh
  • when you use this seasoning, add 1-2 TBSP to browned ground beef. I also add 1/3 cup water to meat and seasoning and continue to cook on low until water has evaporated
Seaside Bike Ride and Lunch Near Cinque Terra Italy

Seaside Bike Ride and Lunch Near Cinque Terra Italy

You hear about the 5 villages of Cinque Terra. They consist of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.  On our last trip to Italy, We decided to explore beyond these 5 villages. When planning our trip I discovered  a  6 mile round trip seaside promenade 

Vodka Chicken

Vodka Chicken

Vodka Chicken

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Vodka Chicken with mushrooms. Easy meal to make using jars of vodka sauce
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 10 0z sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cups cooked chicken shredded or diced
  • 2 24 oz jars of vodka sauce
  • 2 1 lb boxes penne pasta or pasta of your choice

Instructions
 

  • sauté diced onion and mushrooms in olive oil
  • add diced or shredded cooked chicken and sauté until warm
  • add vodka sauce to pan and heat until bubbly and cooked thru
  • serve over cooked noodles

Notes

this is an easy meal to prepare. You can cook a chicken in the instapot and shred/dice it or you can use a rotisserie chicken from the store.  This recipe uses jars of vodka sauce like Bertolli