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Braised Umbrian Lentils With Sausage & Kale

I recently dug through my pantry to find my Umbrian lentils to make my yearly New Year’s Day lentil soup and realized that I had a surplus of lentils...

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Chicken With Peppers, Onions, & Balsamic Vinegar

I try to keep our weekly meals as light and healthy as possible, which usually entails a lot of plant based meals along with some poultry and seafood. When...

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Celery Root & Green Apple Salad

When I am trying to eat lighter and healthier, I often turn to salads. You can turn just about any vegetable or fruit into a salad, creating a different...

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New Year’s Day Lentil & Farro Soup

Countries across the world celebrate New Years, although each culture has its traditions and superstitions. Italians certainly have their own traditions that they religiously observe to bring in each...

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Nonna Box Review & Contest Giveaway

Late last year, I was contacted by the folks at Nonna Box to see if I would be interested in checking out their latest addition to their regional Italian...

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Frittelle di Mele

The Christmas holidays may be just memories now as we move into a brand new year, but most of my favorite holiday memories always seem to revolve around family...

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Top 2016 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Happy New Year! We are now at the beginning of a brand new year, one that allows us to start fresh, and set some new goals. I am not...

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Wishing You Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

My family is arriving tomorrow, so I am unplugging and checking out of social media to be completely present with family throughout the holiday. It is rare that I...

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Pressure Cooked Osso Buco

I was recently sent a seven-quart pressure cooker from Lagostina to try out, and I have been having a blast using it. A pressure cooker is one kitchen tool...

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Broccoli Sausage Soup

Holiday preparations are in full swing at our house as I rush to get everything completed before the family starts arriving. Every day I am in the kitchen baking...