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Roasted Butternut Squash With Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola Crumbles

Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and since I always spend a lot of time planning my holiday meals, I have been testing out a few new holiday sides this...

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Buffalo Mozzarella & Burrata Pizza

Ever since I cut into my first ball of burrata cheese and saw the creamy curds ooze out I have been in love with this cheese. Burrata originally originated...

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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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Potato Gnocchi With Slow Cooker Goose Sauce {Gnocchi Con Sugo d’oca}

Although I am happy to be back in Florida and am enjoying the warm weather, I have had a pretty chaotic past couple of weeks. The first thing that...

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Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Ginger Soup {Immune Boosting}

We have now been back in the states for two weeks, and although I do miss the local outdoor markets we visited weekly in Umbria, there are some perks...

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Applesauce Honey Cake

We left Umbria just a few days ago, after completing our olive harvest and closing up both of the farmhouses. Unfortunately, I had a nasty fall while picking olives...

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Pasta e Fagioli {Ditalini with Chickpeas}

We just returned to Umbria after almost two weeks in Corsica, and the weather changed completely while we were gone. When we left, we were enjoying sunny days with...

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Olive Harvest 2015

We were anxiously anticipating our olive harvest this year since last year due to the invasion of the olive fly we ended up with no oil. Trying to plan...

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Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

October in Umbria is a great time to enjoy nature’s bounty including wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and of course truffles. For the next month or two there will be truffle...

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Fennel Parmesan {Finocchi alla Parmigiana}

Although I am not particularly fond of cold weather, I have to admit that I enjoy seeing new fall and winter vegetables show up at our local markets and...