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Easter Carrot Cheese Log

Easter Carrot Cheese Log by Deena Montillo

Adapted from the Taste of Home's Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread Recipe No carrots are in it, but this eye-catching appetizer was a big hit this Easter (2015). Not too salty and not too spicy...just right! And, for me the hostess, it was quick and easy to make--an extra bonus!

1 vote
1810 views
The Ultimate Italian Snack Mix

The Ultimate Italian Snack Mix by Deena Montillo

Italian-seasoned Crispix® cereal with zesty pepperoni, Pecorino Romano, Provolone and Grana Padano cheeses is the ultimate snack taste sensation! Recipe and photo by Deena Montillo, April 2011

2 votes
3994 views
Vino Cotto Hot Pepper Jam

Vino Cotto Hot Pepper Jam by Deena Montillo

A vincotto gourmet treat that's easy to make, versatile, and delicious with or without red pepper. Great with crackers and cheese, toast, English muffins, bagels, and more!

1 vote
2336 views
Roast Leg of Lamb with Vino Cotto (Vincotto) Sauce

Roast Leg of Lamb with Vino Cotto (Vincotto) Sauce by Deena Montillo

A simple yet absolutely scrumptious way to prepare lamb--moist with plenty of flavor!

1 vote
2825 views
Chestnut Bread

Chestnut Bread by Deena Montillo

A wholesome, flavorful sweet bread that can be served anytime!

1 vote
8099 views
Cherry Vino Cotto (Vincotto) Pie

Cherry Vino Cotto (Vincotto) Pie by Deena Montillo

A delicious dessert combination that's easy to prepare--making this the perfect ending for any occasion.

1 vote
2184 views
Portabella Mushrooms with Vino Cotto (Vincotto)

Portabella Mushrooms with Vino Cotto (Vincotto) by Deena Montillo

These hearty portabella mushrooms are a taste sensation with their savory Italian bread crumb topping and subtle hint of sweetness at the finish.

1 vote
3777 views
Almond-Crusted Vino Cotto (Vincotto) Apple Tart

Almond-Crusted Vino Cotto (Vincotto) Apple Tart by Deena Montillo

The almond crust and added vino cotto bring a new texture and flavor to apple tarts.

1 vote
2830 views
Chocolate Mascarpone Delight

Chocolate Mascarpone Delight by Deena Montillo

A smooth rich chocolate, mascarpone crackled cheesecake in a crunchy, chocolate-lined shortbread crust. It's garnished with mascarpone and vino cotto (vincotto) whipped topping, drizzled with vino cotto and finished with grated dark chocolate.

2 votes
2235 views
Chicken with Caramelized Bacon, Onion and Vino Cotto Topping (Pollo Speciale)

Chicken with Caramelized Bacon, Onion and Vino Cotto Topping (Pollo Speciale) by Deena Montillo

Tender chicken topped with a scrumptious combination of vino cotto caramelized onions and bacon. (Vino cotto is a naturally sweet, cooked wine syrup that's dark in color and made entirely from premium wine grapes. There is no alcohol or vinegar…

2 votes
1762 views