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.


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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