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Pecorino & Black Pepper Cheese Crisps

This is a recipe that I began making a month or so before we left for Umbria when I was looking for ways to use up a large block...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 15th, 2015

We just returned to Umbria late Tuesday afternoon after a thankfully uneventful flight. We even managed to get our luggage and rental car in record time and got on...

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Whole Wheat Walnut Breadsticks

I love to use whole grains in my baking whenever I can, both in my savory and sweet baked goods. I recently had a craving for crunchy breadsticks and...

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Pesto, Eggplant & Tomato Flatbread

Flatbreads have become a popular appetizer offered at many local restaurants. What it great about flatbreads is that the topping options are endless, they are easy to assemble (especially...

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Spaghetti With Fried Capers, Anchovies, & Shrimps

Lemon flavored pasta has always been a favorite of mine, and of course lemon also pairs well with seafood. I recently was reading about fried capers, and they sounded...

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Roasted Asparagus With Anchovy Lemon Crumb Topping

Asparagus is one vegetable that we now can find year round in our grocery stores. However, the thin sweet asparagus found each spring is simply too difficult to resist....

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Pizza With Tuscan Kale, Nduja, Tomatoes, & Robiola Cheese

Friday night is pizza night at our house, and although my husband often has the same pizza ever week, I love trying new toppings on my pizza. One of...

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Barley & Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls {Vegetarian}

My Mother’s cabbage rolls were a family favorite growing up, and everyone in the family enjoyed them. In fact, there are many dishes that I grew up with that...

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Cara Cara Orange Muffins

I went through a blood orange phase this winter and simply could not get enough of them. I used these delicious, vibrant colored oranges in a number of recipes,...

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Lentil Salad With Diced Veggies & Mint Ginger Dressing

Color, texture, and of course flavor are the three criteria I use to judge any salad. We eat a LOT of salads built around seasonal vegetables, legumes, nuts, and...