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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Garlic and Amaretto; What a Day!

Surprise! I know I have been posting on Sundays the last couple of weeks but since many of us will be celebrating Easter tomorrow, I thought I would just hop on by with a couple of recipes to celebrate today. What? You didn’t know that today is National Garlic Day AND, National Amaretto Day?

Here are a couple of recipes to help you celebrate. Both were harvested from the World Cook’s Collection; Italian Kitchen by Kate Whiteman, Jeni Wright and Angela Boggiano.
First up we have Spinach and Roast Garlic Salad. Don’t you love the way Garlic and Spinach “marry” so well together?
Next up we have, ooo, la la, Stuffed Peaches with Amaretto!
Wishing all of you celebrating Easter tomorrow a Joyous and Spirited Easter, Louise:)

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Beth said...

The peach recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thank you Louise!!
Have a blessed Easter!

Catherine said...

Dear Louise, Garlic and spinach are a match made in heaven!!! The peaches with Amaretto sound wonderful. I remember my grandfather would put his peaches in his glass of wine, before it was in vogue to do. lol
I wish you and Marion a wonderful and very blessed Easter holiday. Hugs, Catherine xo

Gloria Baker said...

Well Louise I love garlic and amaretto ..in different recipes lol
Love this post and love The book:)
Happy easter Louise!

Mary Callan said...

Happy Easter to you too Louise - yes what is it about garlic and spinach - perfection!
Mary x

SissySees said...

Yum! That sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great Easter!

Nellie said...

Yum! Two excellent recipes! Easter blessings to you!

Kitchen Riffs said...

An unexpected pleasure to see you posting today! Now I'm going to have to find a recipe that uses both garlic and Amaretto. Could be hard! Maybe make a Transylvanian Cocktail? ;-) Happy Easter!

Nee said...

Hi Louise ,
What a wonderful post , not surprising ... all your post have lots of information and you makes them fun to read .We love spinach and o roast garlic , (even the kids) .I am glad you decided to post today ... I'm going to make the stuffed peaches with Arametto , they look so yummy good . Thank you for sharing :) Have a joyful and wonderful Easter from my family to yours ... dear friend ... Nee

Dottie said...

Dear Louise, A terrific post! I had forgotten that today was National Garlic Day and National Amaretto Day! Love them both, especially if you are Italian, the garlic is like second nature to us, and the amaretto is a perfect choice with peaches. Love that recipe. I love to cook spinach in garlic and some oil, the aroma is like perfume and it tastes awesome. Fabulous recipes and what lovely words for Easter. Wishing you dear friend, and your family, (plus Marion) a joyous and blessed Easter. Dottie :)

Mae Travels said...

Didn't know that every garlic had its day.

~~louise~~ said...

Thank YOU Beth! A very Happy Easter to You too!

~~louise~~ said...

My grandmother put peaches in Chianti too Catherine. The best part was, we were allowed to eat the peaches. I can still remember how delectable they were:) Happy Easter to You and Yours, Catherine!

Pam said...

Happy Easter Louise!

~~louise~~ said...

Me too Goria! Although, I think John is going to try and find a recipe that includes both. Should be interesting, lol...Happy Easter Gloria!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Mary! Happy Easter to You and Yours!
P.S. I just had to make Spinach and Garlic for dinner tonight. Yum, it was soooooo good!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks, Channon!

~~louise~~ said...

Easter Belssing coming your way, Nellie! Enjoy!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm sure you are up to the task John. I have a Transylvanian Cookbook if you need some ideas, lol...I for one can not wait to see what you come up with! Happy Easter!

~~louise~~ said...

Actually Mae, April is National Garlic Month too!!!

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Easter to you also Pam!

~~louise~~ said...

My sentiments exactly Dottie, lol...Happy Easter to You and Yours!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh Nee, I would love to know how the kids liked the stuffed peaches, do tell, lol...Wishing you and your lovely family a Happy Easter, Nee!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Peaches and amaretto are the perfect pairing. That garlic and spinach salad doesn't look too shabby either. Happy Easter, Louis!

Cakelaw said...

Happy Easter Louise! I look forward to the peaches with amaretto.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Both lovely and easy recipes for Spring - Happy Easter, Louise!

Barbara said...

I remember seeing the Two Fat Ladies making stuffed peaches. Can't remember all the ingredients, but know they used crushed amarettos. They topped them with whipped cream and baked them!
Happy Easter to you, Louise!

Pam said...

Garllic Day, perfect! It definitely deserves its own day! The salad sounds delicious and I want to try your version. And I love those pansies, a sure sign of spring. Happy Easter, Louise!

I Wilkerson said...

Not an Amaretto fan, but I'll celebrate the garlic. Hope your Easter is going well Louise!

Liz Berg said...

Two fun and delicious recipes! I hope you've had a marvelous Easter!!!! xo

Gloria said...

Hope you had a fabulous Easter.. I loved the peaches.. Lovely post dear..

Shirley Tay said...

Happy Belated Easter, Louise! Did you have a good time? I love garlic, & I would add a lot of garlic in my food. Have you tried those roasted garlic slices? They're really tasty, & would certainly keep those draculas away!!

Juliana Levine said...

Hi Louise...
I hope you had a nice Easter...these recipes are great, simple and so tasty...absolutely perfect for the season.
Have a wonderful week my dear :D

Rosita Vargas said...

Louise que esta semana haya sido muy buena para usted,su receta es excelente me encanta el ajo y como siempre su post interesante,abrazos

Mich PieceofCake said...

I hope you had a great Easter holiday!

Johanna GGG said...

garlic and amaretti are odd bedfellows - I love garlic but still get constantly confused by amaretti - is it a biscuit or a drink - hope you had a lovely easter

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Two wonderful recipes! I hope you had a lovely Easter.

Cheers,

Rosa

~~louise~~ said...

I totally agree, Debra. Sounds like you had a delicious Easter:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Cakelaw. We had a GREAT day!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks T.W...

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my, Barbara, I don't remember that recipe but it sure sounds yummy!

~~louise~~ said...

Actually Pam, the whole month of April is devoted to Garlic! We had a wonderful Easter, Pam...

~~louise~~ said...

Go for it, Inger!

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Liz!

~~louise~~ said...

Thank you Gloria, we did:)

~~louise~~ said...

We had a very nice Easter, Shirley. Thank you:) I have tried roasted garlic slices Shirley. Not only are they tasty, they are highly addictive too!!!

~~louise~~ said...

We did have a nice Easter, Juliana. Marion was thrilled with her hige chocolate bunny!

~~louise~~ said...

Me encanta el ajo también, Rosita. Fue un mensaje muy divertido! Muchas gracias por su visita ...

~~louise~~ said...

We did, Mich. Thanks:)

~~louise~~ said...

They certainly are odd bedfellow Johanna. I'm yet to find a dish where they work well together. As for whether Amaretto is a drink or a biscuit, it is a bit confusing. In this case the Amaretto is a drinking ingredient or used sometimes in baking. Amaretti is the name some Italians use for Italian macaroons. Hope this helps:)

~~louise~~ said...

Thanks Rosa:) We did have a lovely Easter, Rosa. I hope yours was Joyous as well...