Simple is better when it comes to perfectly ripe strawberries and the same definitely holds true for this shake. Rich mascarpone and vanilla bean help the berries shine.
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A carrot and mascarpone pie flavored with vanilla, pressed into a tender cream cheese crust.
A creamy baked pasta dish combining sausage and mushrooms that is elegant enough to serve guests yet easy enough for a mid-week family meal.
After purchasing my first batch of early-season strawberries, I decided to combine them with some cream and basil in a rather unconventional way—in a grilled cheese sandwich.
This quick, creamy dessert is perfect for two people. It needs to be made the night or morning before serving, but requires less than ten minutes of actual work!
Blinis make for an excellent nibble before dinner; the yeasty mini pancakes can cradle just about anything from cheeses to jams to luxe caviar. A sliver of smoked salmon and a dollop of mascarpone cheese may be at the very top of that list. Add roasted beets, star anise, and pomegranate seeds as Yvette van Boven does in Home Made Winter, and you'll have a gem of a dish on your table.
Everyone needs a Swiss army knife ice cream that can be used to improve any dessert or become one on its own. Let this be yours.
Encased in a buttery pâte brisée crust and filled with creamy mascarpone and bitter-sweet marmalade, these "Pop-Tarts" are more on par with croissants than rainbow sprinkle-topped breakfast pastries.
A clean and straightforward arrangement with a drizzle of burnt caramel turned out to be the best way to showcase this seasonal fruit.
The crust is shortbread crumbs and ground almonds, which are complemented by a sweet almond liqueur-flavored mascarpone filling. The crowning touch: an Amaretto and cherry glaze that lightly coats a generous pile of fresh cherries.
With a basic understanding of perfectly al dente pasta and the right sauce consistency, this dead simple and insanely delicious penne dressed with creamy mild mascarpone, butter, and a sprinkling of Parmesan and walnuts is the kind of ten-minute meal that all of us should keep in our back pockets. It's rich, creamy, and comforting (in the same way mac and cheese is) yet elegant and exotic enough to serve to a discerning group of dinner guests.
Purslane has crept into seasonal restaurant menus this summer, but you might not actually know what it is. Pur-who? I had never heard of the sweet, mildly sour succulent, but once I caught wind of the purslane trend, I started noticing it at farmers' markets. It turns out this exotic weed has a bit of a cult following.
Photograph from jslander on Flickr In Scharffen Berger's The Essence of Chocolate, this mascarpone-and-chocolate-stuffed French toast is described as an "upgraded" version of the classic breakfast dish. It's much simpler than other stuffed French toast recipes, which call for making...