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Cathy Whims

  • Recipe

    Chocolate-Orange Cannoli Cheesecake

    Cheesecake made with a combination of cream cheese and ricotta is creamy and light. David Beer, the pastry chef at my restaurant Nostrana, fashioned this one after a cannoli, adding…

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    Ricotta-Stuffed Pork Chops

    Ricotta mixed with garlic and roasted red pepper flavors chops from the inside out. When some oozes into the pan and mixes with the juices, it becomes even tastier.

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    Stuffed Pasta Shells

    Forget what you know about baked shells: The creamy texture of homemade ricotta makes all the difference. The multiple elements, including a take on Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce, can be…

  • Recipe

    Spinach-Ricotta Gnocchi

    Light and lovely, thanks to the homemade ricotta, these dumplings have a deep spinach flavor that needs little more than a simple sage-butter sauce. Serve as a first course or…

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    Fresh Homemade Ricotta

    Freshly made ricotta is so good, you'll want to eat it by the spoonful. With so few ingredients, the quality of each is very important. The better your milk and…