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I'm a big admirer of Thomas Keller and everything that he has created. He is so innovative and amazing so I think it's funny that one of his favorite desserts is a good old fashioned pineapple upside down cake. Of course, his version uses a fresh pineapple and dark rum but it's still a great classic dessert. You can also use almost any other kind of fruit in this recipe instead of pineapple. The recipe starts out with making what he calls a "pan schmear" - a combination of brown sugar and butter with other flavorings - that is spread on the bottom of the pan. The recipe will make more than you need, but it's difficult to make a small amount. The Italian Dish - Posts
How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother Recipe

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother Recipe

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto from a real Italian grandmother last week and now I understand the difference and what makes it so. My friend Francesca makes the trip from her small town near the pesto-epicenter of Genoa, Italy to San Francisco once or twice a year - this time (lucky for us) she brought her mom and two-year old son Mattia.
Chicken Florentine Casserole Recipe