wonderful recipe. I made it for pokeno night with the girls and it was great! only problem is that it doesn't keep, so leftovers were wasted. good for small group, intimate, not so much for a party.
I originally saw Giada make this on the Food Network so I tried it. I absolutely LOVE it. It's amazing how good it is, actually. I tried your additions and find that they really enhance the recipe. SO, I think Giada has just been upstaged!