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Brussels Sprouts Pizza With Guanciale & Kalamata Olives

I seem to be on a Brussels sprouts kick recently, using them in pasta with salty guanciale, shredded in a salad with grated Pecorino cheese and walnuts, or as...

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Pizza Rustica

Food plays a very important part in Italian holiday celebrations, and Easter in particular has many famous recipes associated with it. Pizza Rustica, also called Easter Pie, Pizza Ripiena,...

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Crescia ~ Umbrian Easter Cheese Bread

Crescia is a traditional Umbrian bread loaded with cheese that is typically made every Easter although I have found this bread sold year round though in many bread shops...

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Italian Easter Recipes

Easter is a very important holiday in Italy, and like most Italian holidays it revolves around both the church and holiday food specialties. Easter in Italy is a Christian...

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Pecorino Cheese & Walnuts

I try and create a veggie salad every day to enjoy for lunch, or as a dinner side dish. There are so many vegetables that are delicious eaten raw...

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Pasta with Hearty Vegetable “Bolognese”

There is nothing as satisfying as a slow cooked meat sauce or ragu served on top of a plate of pasta. This sauce, often called Bolognese sauce, originated from...

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Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe, Tomatoes, & Anchovy Breadcrumbs

If I ask my husband what pasta dish he would like for dinner, I can just about guarantee that he’ll ask for orecchiette with greens. This is a typical...

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Blood Orange Panna Cotta

I must confess that I am presently obsessed with blood oranges. The very first time I experienced blood oranges was during our eight-year stay in Milano where I discovered...

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Pasta With Brussels Sprouts & Guanciale

I buy Brussels sprouts at least once a week during the fall and winter, and this easy pasta dish has become a family favorite. Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts are...

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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...