Figs, with their jam-like sweetness, add pizzazz to the sausage, building a smoky, and deeply satisfying pasta dish.
Almondy shortbread domes filled with custard and topped with icing, these classic Sicilian sweets were first created in the 1800s at the Monastero di Santa Maria dell Vergini in Palermo.   
A totally nut-free pesto, that is ready in minutes, and is sophisticated, yet simple.  
Unlike most American fruit pies, this specialty of Italy is best served icy cold so it makes a fabulous warm-weather dessert, perfect for strawberry season  

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