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Holiday Cookies

The holidays wouldn’t be the same for me if I didn’t bake a selection of tasty cookies and treats that I share with family and friends. Here are just...

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Pressure Cooked Risotto With Leeks, Prosecco, & Parmesan Cheese

I was contacted by Lagostina last month to see if I was interested in reviewing their pressure cooker. Being a huge fan of Lagostina products, of course I said...

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Pasta with Broccoli, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, & Goat Cheese Crumbles

I am back from two weeks in Michigan, and holiday preparations are in full swing. I decided to put up my Christmas tree and decorate my house for the...

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Bruschetta with Roasted Squash, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries & Walnuts

Thanksgiving Day is now behind us, and I am sitting in my daughter’s house on Black Friday in Michigan looking out at a cool and drizzly day. I headed...

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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Despite the fact that it is almost impossible to find Caesar salad anywhere in Italy apart from a few very restaurants that cater to foreign tourists, it is on...

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Sausage, Cranberry, & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

I am presently a little obsessed with winter squash as you can probably tell by the selection of recipes I have been posting lately. There is such a large...

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Cheesy, Creamy Spaghetti Squash

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and I know that I am not the only one who is planning my holiday menu. My family members are creatures of habit, and there...

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf

I am still on a pumpkin spice kick, and I expect that will continue until Thanksgiving when my focus will be on holiday baking, Christmas cookies in particular. This...

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Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Planning our Thanksgiving feast is not something I take lightly, and there really are many factors to consider when creating a holiday menu. My family are traditionalists, and they...

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Butternut Squash, Kale, Sausage & Lentil Soup

Despite the fact that it is fall, here in Florida, the high temperatures still make it feel like summer. I love making soup despite the season, especially grain and...