• Insalata di Mare is a seafood salad mixing vegetables, calamari, shrimp and a delicious, lemony dressing. Simple yet incredibly tasty, any time.
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  • Summer is a time for frozen desserts and among them, we love Peanuts and Porter Ice Cream Sandwiches. This recipe makes enough for a crowd, or enough to keep frozen.

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