Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Sweet Craving......(Strawberries with Ricotta Cheese)

I am a very "Sweeeeeet Person", well, as in "I Love Sweets" :-) I have not one but 32 Sweet Teeth!! Sweets are a 'Yes! Yes!!' anytime anywhere. I share my dad's passion for sweets. He has all 32 Sweet Teeth too... even the artificial, root canaled, filled up, capped/crowned ones. Everytime I call my parents, one invariable question will be 'What did u cook today?' and I almost always immediately regret the question and miss them all the more wishing I had been there...Reason? mom would have cooked up some delicious sweets, which dad would describe to me in such elaboration. I'd feign anger, pick a fight, say its not fair that I did not get my share blah... blah... and I know that they know its all in good will. All I am is, happy that even at this age they are able to make and eat sweets, wishing their good health lasts for ever. Touch wood.

The other day..... I had this intense urge to eat something sweet(BTW, these urges are nothing new to me, so, please dont assume any 'sweet' news). I went and ransacked my kitchen, though I knew there was nothing there to satisfy me.... In the process, I opened the fridge and there it was... sitting coyly in one corner.... waiting to be picked up, a tub of Ricotta Cheese. Giada de Laurentiis, of Food Network's fame, flashed before my eyes. Luckily I had Strawberries too... and Voila! I had a satisfying, creamy, sweet craving-curber ready in a jiffy.

Looks delicious, huh? Its as easy to make.


1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup Sugar (adjust to your liking)
Fresh Strawberries, washed, trimmed and sliced


1. Mix the Cheese and Sugar, until sugar melts and the mixture becomes creamy
2. Serve with sliced strawberries.

Go on... Help yourselves..
I can eat ricotta cheese-sugar mixture all by itself. Dipping strawberries into it just makes it more heavenly. My son and I polished off the whole plate :-) yummmmm....mmm... mmm.. mmm. :-)

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