This is a very simple dessert that can be prepared in minutes and is sure to impress your special someone on this Valentine Day.


1 lb of store-bought pound cake, sliced in 2" pieces, grilled on high heat to warm up and create grill marks

1 quart of strawberries, stems removed and halved

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

1 TBPS of sugar

1 TBSP of the zest of 1 lemon

1/4 cup of Ella's Olive Dark Chocolate balsamic

( if you are doing raspberries or a mix of berries, our raspberry chocolate or bittersweet chocolate w/ orange balsamics will work just as well)


Place strawberries in a bowl and add one of our Chocolate balsamics, toss to coat strawberries, let sit for about 15 min

Whip 1 cup of heavy whipping cream w/ sugar until stiff peaks are formed

Place a slice of grilled Pound cake on the plate, add Strawberries, 1 dollop of whipping cream and garnish w/lemon zest. Drizzle with some of the remaining balsamic.

Unlikely combo, but it is really tasty, easy to make and perfect for one pot Sunday Meal. Introduced to me by my French mother-in-law, Antoinette, so the dish is named after her.

4 veal cutlets, thinly pounded

1/2 cup of flour for dredging

1 TBSP of each: Garlic powder, oregano, salt

1 TSP of white pepper or regular crushed pepper

1/4 cup of Ella's Olive Gremolata EVOO, this really adds a lot of flavor (combo of garlic, lemon and parsley flavors)

1 can of chopped clams

1 dozen of fresh clams, rinsed

1 can of clam juice

Add olive oil to a pan and heat until oil is hot

1/2 cup of white wine

1/4 cup of chopped parsley

1/4 cup of butter

Mix flour garlic powder, salt, oregano, pepper together.

Dredge Veal cutlets in flour mixture, shaking off excess

Add olive oil to a pan and heat until oil is hot

Brown veal cutlets on both sides, remove from the pan

Add wine and reduce for 5 min, scraping off any residual flour and veal pieces

Add clam juice, chopped clams, lemon juice, and whole clams, cover, and cook until clams open. discard any un-open clams.

Reduce heat to slow simmer, add butter in pieces, stir until butter is incorporated

Add veal, any residual drippings into the sauce and heat through until warm.

Add chopped parsley and serve over your favorite pasta.

Love this simple and great tasting chicken recipe, takes 20 min to prep and let your oven do the rest!.


3-4 lb Chicken with back bone removed, and patted dry

1/2 cup of Garlic Infused EVOO

Mixture of 2 TBSp of Kosher salt, 1 tsp Thyme, 1 tsp pepper

3-4 Fresh Garlic Cloves, crushed and minced into a paste

2 small lemons, cut in half lengthwise and sliced

1 small onion, cut into slices

1/2 cup of white wine

Preheat Oven to 425F

Combine Olive Oil ,Salt mixture, garlic paste

Rub oil mixture on the inside and on the skin of the chicken

Drizzle some oil into the cast iron or over proof skillet

Layer bottom w/ onion and lemon slices

Place chicken on top of onion and lemon slices w/ skin side up

Roast for 45 min or until chicken is well browned and skin is crisp

Add White Wine around the chicken and roast for another 15 min

Remove, let rest for 10-15 min, cut into pieces and serve w/ sauce over your favorite mash potatoes!.