4 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Risotto

I just love risotto. Each time I make it, I make extra so I have leftovers that I can repurpose into other delicious dishes. Here are my four favorite ways to use leftover risotto: Fresh Mozzarella-Stuffed Arancini – the deep-fried, risotto-filled balls have a crunchy outer crust and a creamy, fresh Mozzarella-stuffed center. Click for […]

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2009 Ravines Wine Cellars Pinot Noir

2009 Ravines Wine Cellars Pinot Noir

2009 Ravines Wine Cellar Pinot Noir

The 2009 Ravines Wine Cellars Pinot Noir is a beautiful ruby in the glass. The nose is of red berries and cherries. In the mouth, the ripe cherries continue with some earthy, smoky notes with underlying oak from the French oak barrels the wine sees.  Soft tannins and pleasant velvety texture. Very Burgundian in style. […]

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Porcini Mushroom Risotto Cakes

Porcini Mushroom Risotto Cakes

Risotto Cake

A great side dish that is also a super way to use up leftover risotto is the risotto cake. Serve a risotto cake over a simple salad or as a side dish to your favorite protein to please the whole gang. Ingredients: 3 cups leftover Porcini Mushroom Risotto, chilled 2 large eggs, beaten 2 cups Panko […]

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Chicken Risotto Soup

Chicken Risotto Soup

Risotto Chicken Soup Close Up

Chicken soup might be one of the most comforting dishes. Add flavorful leftover risotto to the soup and you have the ultimate bowl of comfort food love. Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped into small dice 4 celery ribs, chopped into small dice 3 carrots, chopped into small dice 1 tsp. each, […]

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Risotto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Risotto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello

Portobello mushrooms are so versatile. Meaty, they can take the place of meat in many instances. I enjoy grilling whole portobellos and stuffing them with something equally as delicious, in this instance, mushroom risotto. Feel free to vary the cheese your top these tasty babies with. Ingredients: 2 large Portobello mushrooms, stemmed and de-gilled 2 […]

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Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Arancini

Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Arancini

Arancini

Gooey, cheesy core, creamy risotto and crunchy, deep-fried outer shell. Seriously, how could this concept ever be bad?! Introducing the Arancini. I order this Italian favorite nearly every time a restaurant offers it and I love to use leftover risotto to make my own at home. While the Arancini can be stuffed with just about […]

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Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

A creamy bowl of risotto is the perfect comfort food to me.  It is so easy to vary the flavors of risotto and I create new versions all the time. The base of my risotto features a few simple ingredients: olive oil, butter, Parmesan, chicken broth, onion and garlic. From there, the possibilities are endless. […]

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Quick and Easy Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pie

Quick and Easy Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

I typically try not to cut corners when I bake, but in a bind, like when I am on vacation and do not want to cut into my pool time, a store-bought Graham cracker crust is a suitable alternative to the real thing. This easy pie can feature any berries that are in season. Using […]

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Salted Caramel Budino

Salted Caramel Budino

Salted Caramel Budino

I was leafing through some food magazines last week and came across a Bon Appetit recipe by Marcie Turney of Barbuzzo in Philadelphia for Budino, an Italian pudding, with two different layers of salty caramel.  The photo was calling me to replicate it and I did, with some short cuts and modifications that I think […]

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YOLO – Brunch Here Because YOLO

YOLO – Brunch Here Because YOLO

Pork Hash

During a South Florida visit last weekend, I brunched at YOLO (You Only Live Once) with some girlfriends and truly enjoyed the space, wait staff and, most importantly, the food. The space is trendy yet comfortable with some outdoor seating and a mix of tables and chairs and comfortable banquettes. I liked the open kitchen […]

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