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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

We returned to Umbria this past Monday, and although it feels great to be back “home,” until today it has been very chilly and windy. Our farmhouse is made...

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End Of Season Pasta Bake {Pasta al Forno con Quattro Formaggi e Guanciale}

We made it back to Italy safe and sound and our trip thankfully went very smoothly. No hassles with luggage, no flight delays, and even our new little pup...

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Focaccia Stuffed With Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I make some type of focaccia at least once a week. My basic rosemary topped focaccia is my favorite all-round focaccia to use for sandwiches, cut into small squares...

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Bruschetta With White Bean Puree, Olives & Fresh Thyme

We are heading back to Umbria this Sunday, and therefore, I am busy cleaning out my refrigerator, pantry, and freezer. I luckily have a few recipes completed from a...

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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake With Blueberry Sauce

This is a very easy, traditional Italian cheesecake made with ricotta cheese that I first posted to this blog back in 2002. Apparently this recipe got lost when I...

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Garlic Confit

This recipe may be one of my easiest that I have ever shared with you, but it is one I know you are going to thank me for. Everyone...

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Lamb Shanks Braised With Red Wine & Rosemary

Our Easter celebration was a little different this year. We usually always spend it with family, but this year it was just my husband and myself, along with little...

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Sicilian Seafood Soup With Couscous

We are anxiously planning our trip to Sicily for early May, so when my latest Saveur magazine came in the mail with a big bowl of Sicilian seafood stew...

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Farro Zucchini Cakes With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

In my attempt to add more vegetarian dishes to our weekly menu plan, I am always looking for unique dishes that are full of flavor. I have always been...

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Green Beans With Mustard Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

When I was growing up, we were a meat and potato family, and along with these two dinner staples, my Mother would add a vegetable side dish, often canned...