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Fennel Salad With Blood Oranges

Every winter I look forward to the arrival of blood oranges in our local stores, and this year I found a great tasting variety at Trader Joe’s for a...

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Beet, Apple & Carrot Salad

I am presently buying beets, carrots, and apples on a weekly basis as I use them to make my raw veggie and fruit juices. As much as I love...

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Eggplant Rollups {Involtini di Melanzane}

Eggplant seems to be one of those vegetables that folks either like or dislike. I have friends and family members who tell me that they find the texture of...

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Kitchen Sink Minestrone

Everyone has their own idea of what can be considered comfort food, but when I am in need of some pampering, I head to the kitchen and put together...

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Puff Pastry Rolls With Kale, Ricotta, & Feta

Puff pastry is one ingredient I always have on hand in my freezer. You can do so much with it from appetizers to desserts, and it can turn simple...

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Raw Cauliflower Salad With Radicchio, Pistachios, & Golden Raisins

I am very particular about where I dine out, especially when it comes to Italian cuisine. I have to admit though, when you live in Italy six months every...

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Italian Wine Tasting Evening With The Angelini Family

Early last week, we set our two large tables, lit all the candles, and opened our doors to twenty-four wine loving friends. The event at our home was a...

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Butternut Squash Carbonara Pasta

I love butternut squash and could eat it daily if there weren’t so may other delicious ingredients to work with. I also adore a truly good bowl of carbonara...

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Apricot Oat Bars

This past week started out great, but unfortunately went downhill very quickly. We had a sit down wine tasting dinner at our house on Monday for twenty-four, hosted by...

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Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies

Simple buttery shortbread cookies are wonderful year round and I always bake some type of shortbread every Christmas for my cookie tray. This year I decided to use a...