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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

The Giro d’Italia came through Umbria last weekend so of course my cycling obsessed husband had to see the riders. They both arrived and departed from Foligno, which is...

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Pasta With Fresh Artichokes, Olives, & Guanciale

I love artichokes, and they are always one of the first things that I cook upon our return to Umbria every year. We’ve had two good harvests from the...

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Palermo Style Chicken Cutlets With Pistachio Caper Sauce {Cotoletta di Pollo alla Palermitana}

We recently spent eleven days driving around the island of Sicily, and though I’ll always remember the gorgeous scenery we enjoyed from coast to coast, it is the food...

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Friday Photos ~ Sicilian Markets ~ May 13th, 2016

We just returned from our Sicilian adventure, and after spending eleven days driving around the entire island, the one thing that impressed me most about Sicily is the availability...

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Crab Stuffed Shells With Creamy Tomato Sauce

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! We closed up our house in Florida, returned to Umbria for our yearly six-month stay, rushed to clean our Umbrian...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

We returned to Umbria this past Monday, and although it feels great to be back “home,” until today it has been very chilly and windy. Our farmhouse is made...

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End Of Season Pasta Bake {Pasta al Forno con Quattro Formaggi e Guanciale}

We made it back to Italy safe and sound and our trip thankfully went very smoothly. No hassles with luggage, no flight delays, and even our new little pup...

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Focaccia Stuffed With Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I make some type of focaccia at least once a week. My basic rosemary topped focaccia is my favorite all-round focaccia to use for sandwiches, cut into small squares...

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Bruschetta With White Bean Puree, Olives & Fresh Thyme

We are heading back to Umbria this Sunday, and therefore, I am busy cleaning out my refrigerator, pantry, and freezer. I luckily have a few recipes completed from a...

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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake With Blueberry Sauce

This is a very easy, traditional Italian cheesecake made with ricotta cheese that I first posted to this blog back in 2002. Apparently this recipe got lost when I...