Oven Roasted Canned Tomato Sauce

Bucatini With Oven Roasted Canned Tomato Sauce

I love a big bowl of pasta topped with a sauce made of roasted tomatoes, and I do make it often when I am lucky enough to be able...

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Something special happens when you roast vegetables……the sugars caramelize and the flavors intensify creating an entirely new flavor profile. I have been roasting vegetables for many years, and when...

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Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp and Scallops

Who says Halloween is just for kids? Many adults also like to join in the fun by dressing up, throwing theme parties, and preparing holiday foods. Although celebrating Halloween...

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National Pizza Month Contest Giveaway

I am sure everyone that really loves pizza must have already heard that October is National Pizza Month. Before the month ends I wanted to run a contest giveaway...

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Broccoli With Anchovies & Garlicky Breadcrumbs

November is right around the corner and like everyone else, I am beginning to plan my holiday menus. I love to have all my family together and to have...

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Celebrating An Italian Thanksgiving

Italians living in Italy do not celebrate Thanksgiving as we do here in North America although they do have many holidays called La Festa del Ringraziamento (or Festival of...

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

If you have followed my blog over the past eleven years, you might notice that it seems every so often I fall in love with a specific ingredient, and...

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Olive Harvest 2013 – A Photo Journal

We just finished our olive harvest this year, and WOW did we have a bumper crop! We are leaving Umbria tomorrow and won’t be back until next April so...

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Pumpkin, Sausage & Sage Pizza ~ Perfect Pairing With Moretti Beer

October is national pizza month, and although I honestly have been a little too busy closing up our two houses and with our olive harvest to celebrate it as...

Roasted Red Pepper & Caulflower Soup

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Soup

It’s been very rainy and gray in Umbria these past few weeks, and once I feel the need to curl up in front of a roaring fire or layer...