How do food lovers give good wishes to someone who leaves work to go on an overseas trip? Well, we have an international potluck of course! Today, we did just that and so I decided to make a couple of Mediterranean contributions to the event. I decided to make two items for this simply because I had several leftover ingredients I knew I could use before they reached their expiry dates. Also, I recently got a new Cuisinart food processor for a birthday present and so decided I would make good use of my new kitchen addition (so far, I love that thing!).
Posted in Appetizers, Desserts & Sweets, Events and Contests, Recipes
Tagged appetizer, Cheesecake, dip, Falafel, Garlic, hamos, hommos, hommous, hommus, homos, honey, houmous, hummos, hummus, Italian, jordanian, lavash, Lebanese, lemon, levant, mascarpone, Mediterranean, olive oil, orange, Paprika, potluck, Ricotta, shortbread, syrian, Tahini, zest
A couple of days ago, as I was browsing my inbox on Foodbuzz, I came across a recipe for ricotta rolls by Dulcis in Furno.
Prior to this challenge, I can’t say I had ever tried or even heard of Sofficini. I am always looking to learn and experience new things, so this challenge had an air of excitement to it for me. Of all the things I could fill these with, I decided I would use a favorite cheese combination of mine I normally use to stuff ravioli and manicotti.
After dropping the kids off at school, I set out to buy my missing ingredients. I went into the grocery store I had worked at while going to college. This way I knew right where everything would be, and seeing old friends often sets the day off to a decent start. I had thoughts of bringing some of the sofficini back to the store with my well wishes, but later I thought better of it being as how this was my first experience making these.
Posted in Main Dish, Pasta
Tagged Bechamel, Fried, Italian, Italian Food, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Pasta, Ricotta, Sofficini, Spinach