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Poached Pears with Vanilla Cream,Wendell August, Fiestaware

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I will be posting some of the recipes that I will be doing onstage at  the Suburban Home Show and the Gourmet Food and Wine Show this weekend. Poached pears in wine and vanilla cream with Homer Laughlin and Wendell August…let me explain…….

Wendell August sells handcrafted metal gifts  that are made in the USA in retail and online stores throughout  the USA,they will even personalize. We will have some of their pieces to display the dishes with… Here is one of my favorite pieces

  • Tuscan Fruit Bowl ($199.00 each) Like an artistic masterpiece, great products take time to create. This over sized fruit bowl makes a statement with its size and has been painstakingly fashioned with one of the great regions in the world for artistic inspiration in mind –Tuscany. Accessorizes any home with ultimate distinction. Size: 20 inches. 


Homer Laughlin, the pottery company( has become a favorite of mine) producing lead free china that is really made in the USA and one of their well known heirloom lines is Fiestaware. I am so excited  to be presenting this recipe  on their 75th anniversary color  china and bakeware ..the color is Marigold and blends so well with the earthy tones of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking

Fiesta Covered Casserole ($49.99 each): This casserole dish and cover come in a variety of punchy shades for endless mix-and-match possibilities. This casserole dish holds 70 ounces; Height 5 7/8 inches; Diameter 9 1/4 inches. This is a dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe dish, made with fully vitrified lead-free china with a color glaze. All Fiesta products have been made in the USA since 1936.


Poached Pears in Wine with Vanilla Cream

from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style

(best to use Anjou pears or pears that have a heavier outer skin)

4 pears, whole ,peeled

1 cup dry red wine

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup vanilla yogurt

Place whole peeled pears in baking dish, cover with wine, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake in oven preheated to 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until pears are tender.

When done, remove from oven and let cool. Scoop up wine syrup at bottom of  casserole, about 1 tablespoon.Place in small bowl and add in vanilla yogurt, blend together.

Place whole pear in center of plate, top with dollop of vanilla cream


Fiesta Square Dinner Plate ($12.99 each): With the chip-resistant durability and fun colors you expect from Fiesta, Square dinnerware has a bold new shape that’s worth celebrating. Ridged edges and a glossy finish bring out all the right angles. Mix and match to make every meal unique. Diameter 10 3/4 inches. This is a dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe plate, made with fully vitrified lead-free china with a color glaze. All Fiesta products have been made in the USA since 1936.

Stay tuned for more recipes ,see you  this weekend at Suburban Home Show at Greater Phila. Convention Ctr and Philly Food & Wine Show at Valley Forge Convention  Center

Join me in Italy May 3,2012 for a luxury all inclusive Mediterranean Cruise, call Julie at Rosenbluth vacations 1-800-257-8270 to reserve your spot, only a few places left!!

Get your copy of the newly released The Basic Art of Italian Cooking :DaVinci Style


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