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Marble Pound Cake

I am thoroughly enjoying my summer here in Umbria this year. For a change, the temperatures have been very mild, and August in particular, has been one of the...

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Bruschetta With Figs, Gorgonzola Cheese, Pancetta Crumbles, & Toasted Hazelnuts

We are now halfway through August, which for me means that fig season will soon be here. I was able to pick a handful of small figs from the...

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Spinach and Prosciutto Stuffed Veal Rolls {Braciole di Vitello}

Chopped spinach flavored with Pecorino Romano cheese and paper thin slices of prosciutto are used as the filling for tender slices of veal scallopini before the veal rolls are...

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Friday Photos ~ Piemonte 2016

This year we have made an effort to travel more, and in fact, since we didn’t schedule any rental guests for the first three months of our stay in...

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Quick & Easy Rustic Summer Tomato Tart

Every summer we seem to have an excess of something in our garden. It is often zucchini, although this year our zucchini started off strong but then fizzled out...

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Pan Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed With Fontina Cheese

Last month, I spent six days wonderful exploring the beautiful region of Piemonte with my husband, and some of my fondest memories will be of the regional dishes that...

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Grilled Panzanella Caprese Salad

We had two of my grandsons visiting us here in Umbria this summer, and during their stay, my teenage grandson fell in love with Caprese salad, which is simply...

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Grilled Salmon With Tomato Peach Relish

August has arrived which means that the temperatures here in Umbria are soaring. To beat the heat, I try and organize my dinner prep first thing in the morning...

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Very Berry Panna Cotta

I am back in Umbria, though not for long as we leave for Piemonte tomorrow. We are planning to explore the smaller towns throughout the region for six days,...

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Peach Pistachio Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Surprisingly, as I post this recipe, I am sitting in Michigan instead of Umbria, Italy where I had expected to spend my summer. My daughter and family had to...