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Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes & Burrata Cheese

I recently discovered a really tasty burrata cheese made locally here in Florida that surprisingly is very reminiscent to the one we buy from a small store in Umbria...

Chocolate Amaretto Panna Cotta

Chocolate & Amaretto Panna Cotta

When it comes to desserts, I prefer something light as I really am not a dessert person. If we are dining out and I do decide to splurge and...

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Creamy Butternut Squash, Pancetta & Sage Pasta

If I had to choose one type of food that I had to eat every day for the rest of my life, it would have to be pasta. Luckily,...

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Featured Ingredient – Winter Squash

One of my favorite winter vegetables has to be the simple squash which has a buttery, sweet flesh that can be cooked and used in an endless variety of...

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Cheesy Potato Broccoli Torta

We eat a lot of vegetables in my house, and my usual way to prepare them is by simply roasting the cleaned, diced vegetables in olive oil with seasonings....

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Kale, Grapefruit, & Avocado Detox Salad

There are days that come along after I have overindulged in my eating, or had a glass or two of wine, that I wake up in the morning and...

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Apple Olive Oil Cake

I am always on the lookout for new apple recipes that I can serve to our farmhouse guests since our farmhouse is called Il Casale di Mele (Mele meaning...

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Veal And Ricotta Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Meatballs or polpettine are an Italian favorite with regional variations, but are not served with pasta in Italy as they are in the United States. Some may say that...

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Spinach Puffs

Puff pastry has become a favorite ingredient in my kitchen and I always keep a package or two in my freezer. It is very easy to use, and the...

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Creamy Baked Parmesan Polenta

A big dish of creamy polenta is the perfect choice for cold, wintery days, topped with your favorite tomato sauce or a spoonful of slow cooked stew. My family...