I was excited when I heard that Vanilla Pastry Studio was coming to Regent Square- baked goodies are my favorite. Vanilla is located in busy Regent Square, on bustling Braddock Avenue. The newly constructed building sits next to Typhoon; there’s plenty of parking in front of the store. The facade of the building is contemporary, and covered with large panes of glass. When I walked into Vanilla I was immediately received with the aromatic, sweet smell of cupcakes- yum.
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I’m a big fan of good olive oils- first pressings only. I especially like herbed dipping oils; they’re fragrant, delicious, and very easy to make. This recipe goes great with a nice glass of red wine and a loaf of fresh, crusty Italian bread.
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An excellent recipe for homemade mozzarella cheese.
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I noticed horses grazing in a large field and made an impulsive decision to see if I could engage them, so I pulled off the road to say hello. It had been many years since I had any type of interaction with these majestic animals; I had forgotten how big and beautiful they are.
If you’re a bacon fan, this recipe will make your heart sing. The rich Alfredo sauce, paired with the sweet scallops and salty bacon is a divine combination.
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Quinoa is an edible seed with a low glycemic index. Its nutty, substantive qualities make it an ideal meal, or side dish. This recipe is extremely easy to make, delicious and quite healthy.
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Seared Salmon with Sautéed Sweet Pepper Cream Sauce
I came up with this recipe tonight- the sweet pepper sauce goes perfectly with fresh salmon.
Pizza sauce is easy to buy at the market, but homemade sauce is far superior. This particular recipe is spicy and sweet. Try making pizza sauce for your next pie; you’ll be amazed at the difference in quality.
Tagged basil, cooking Italian, fresh herbs, herbs, homemade pizza sauce, homemade sauce, homemade tomato sauce, how to make pizza, italian cooking, Italian dining, Italian food, making pizza, oregano, pizza, pizza sauce, tomato sauce
I’ve been getting a lot of requests for pizza dough recipes lately. This particular pizza dough recipe is easy to make, and yields a great result.
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The Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, announce the start of another season for the Oakland Farmers Market. As always, customers can expect fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods. This year they can also expect a fresh location; The Oakland Farmers Market has moved to Schenley Plaza, located at 4100 Forbes Avenue. The new location will provide a more comfortable, convenient location for vendors and customers alike.
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