Albondigas en Cazuela (Meatballs in a Spicy Red Balsamic Sauce)

10 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 2 Tablespoons Harissa Olive Oil 1/2 cup beef broth 1 16 oz can of whole tomatoes, pureed in a blender 1 cup Chocolate or Espresso Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 24-36 frozen cocktail sized meatballs Over low heat, sauté the smashed garlic pieces in the Harissa Olive Oil until they begin to soften (be careful not to brown them). Add the broth and tomato sauce and continue to cook over low heat for about 10 minutes. Add the Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar, sugar and cinnamon and stir. Cook for an additional 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add the meatballs and coat them with the sauce. Cook until meatballs are warmed throug

Deconstructed Stuffed Artichokes

As a child growing up, I have fond memories of my Nana’s stuffed artichokes. Large bulbs that had each of their leaves stuffed with a garlicky, herbed bread crumb mixture. Pulling off each leaf and scraping the meaty portion away with my teeth—they were one of my favorite treats. These deconstructed artichoke hearts take all the work out of actually stuffing an artichoke. Frozen artichoke hearts are arranged in a dish and topped with a “stuffing” of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. 1 lb frozen artichoke hearts, thawed 5 tbsp Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil, divided 1/3 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried basil 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese sea salt and fr

Lemon Olive Oil Pound Cake

Cake: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, plus some for oiling pan 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 2/3 cup milk Glaze: 2 cups confectioners' sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and oil a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Pour Eureka Lemon Olive Oil in a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer, slowly mix in sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then, add milk and mix for 2 minutes. Gradually mix in dry ingredients. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes, or until ca

Banana Bread

1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup Roasted Walnut Oil or Vegan Butter Olive Oil 2 large eggs 3 ripe bananas 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Cream the sugar and oil in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just u

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