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Pasta With Roasted Red Peppers & Goat Cheese

The flavor combination of roasted sweet peppers and goat cheese is one that I will never get tired of, as the sweetness of the peppers is perfectly balanced by...

Scalloped Potato Recipes

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes With Artichokes

On special occasions or holidays when I am planning my menu I often include a potato gratin, or what we call scalloped potatoes in my family. Thinly sliced peeled...

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Slow Cooked Pork Shanks With Gremolata (Stinco)

In Umbria, pork is almost always the meat of choice, and pork shanks, or stinco, are found on many restaurant menus during the cooler moths of the year. Pork...

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Grouper Puttanesca

After living in landlocked Umbria for 6 months, when we are in Florida we love to buy fresh seafood a couple of times a week for dinner. It isn’t...

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Chicken Saltimbocca

There are many variations of this Italian classic which is most often made by sautéing veal scaloppini topped with fresh sage and thin slices of prosciutto. This version uses...

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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...

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...