Jill's Recipes

Grandma DeFeo’s Blueberry Crumb Cake
By Jillian Bernardini - Aug 21, 2014 - 01:51 PM
This paper gawked at me for the past 6 years on my mother's fridge. Hidden behind it, an eggplant parm, applesauce cake, and Italian Easter Ham Pie recipe papers, typed up and pretty nondescript. The recipe addict in me embraced t...

Ratatouille hash with a fried egg
By Jillian Bernardini - Aug 07, 2014 - 10:01 AM
A breakfast, brunch alternative for utilizing summer's vegetable bounty! Add zucchini, corn, or more tomatoes, depending on what's overflowing from the market or garden, but deseed the zucchini to prevent the stewed quality of the...

Coffee custard tart
By Jillian Bernardini - Jul 25, 2014 - 08:46 AM
Fans of caffeine and less sweet desserts will love this coffee tart! Flecks of coffee in the pastry dough are a delightful surprise along with the luscious layer of dulce sauce hidden between the custard and crust. Once the tart c...

Chopped Hummus Salad with Tahini Dressing
By Jillian Bernardini - Jul 17, 2014 - 01:35 PM
The components of a spiced hummus spread translate vibrantly to a Mediterranean chopped salad. A little bit crunchy, then a bit creamy from the dressing, and a refreshing addition to your summer salad line up. Raw onion can be a b...

Blackberry lime breakfast cake with almonds
By Jillian Bernardini - Jun 13, 2014 - 02:00 PM
Growing up, desserts and baked treats were all about chocolate, peanut butter, and more hot fudge and peanut butter crunchies please! Now that I'd like to think I'm a bit more grown up and have widened my taste perspective, I can'...

Quinoa Salad with radishes, avocado, and citrus vinaigrette
By Jillian Bernardini - Jun 10, 2014 - 02:28 PM
Using lemon, orange, and lime zests add bright flavor to this light lunch salad. For a more ample entree, the combination of avocado, radish, and citrus would pair nicely with a piece of roasted, grilled, or pan-seared fish. Make ...

Whipped Ricotta with Dukkah
By Jillian Bernardini - Jun 06, 2014 - 08:22 AM
If ricotta cheese wasn’t already comforting enough, whipping it with a little milk gives it a smoother texture and transforms this Italian delicacy into an amazing spread or dip. I’m feeling adventurous here, stirring in a duk...

Baked Turkey Meatballs
By Jillian Bernardini - May 20, 2014 - 01:37 PM
I know this sounds all-too-healthy by the title, but true Italians ensure a generous amount of Parmigiano Reggiano and seasoned breadcrumbs in their handmixed meatballs. Inspired by some leftover tomato sauce and lean ground turke...

Rhubarb Chutney
By Jillian Bernardini - May 19, 2014 - 09:03 AM
A bit spicy from piment d’espelette, a variety of dried sweet-hot pepper, and the addition of garam masala, a north Indian spice blend, make this chutney reach a serious depth of exotic flavors. My first attempt at chutney, I’...

Banoffee Pie
By Jillian Bernardini - May 07, 2014 - 10:28 AM
A hybrid word of sorts, banana and toffee, but in the most delightful and addictive way. This is your new banana cream pie recipe to share with friends that has a hidden layer of dulce caramel sauce between the crust and bananas. ...

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