Link: Italian berry pizzas

I picture eating this dessert under string lights on the patio on a hot summer evening. Berry pizzas sound like just the right thing for a warm day (that is if you opt for grilling these on the BBQ rather than roasting in the oven). BUT, I am tempted to use mascarpone instead of ricotta to up the creaminess and increase the chance my toddler will enjoy this treat. I especially love the idea of getting kids involved in placing the berries on top!

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Made-from-scratch garlic and parmesan focaccia

There is something amazing about freshly baked bread.

The soft, chewy texture. The sweet smell wafting out of the kitchen. The golden brown crust.

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Add garlic and parmesan to the equation and well, you have yourself a wonderful dinner. Especially a nice surprise for your family when they may only expect traditional spaghetti and marinara.

But you’re thinking. Oh no, I can’t make bread. Don’t worry. Making focaccia is very easy and very forgiving. The only need is for some warmth (something we have an abundance of in a California summer) to let the bread rise.

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