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Lamb Shanks Braised With Red Wine & Rosemary

Our Easter celebration was a little different this year. We usually always spend it with family, but this year it was just my husband and myself, along with little...

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Sicilian Seafood Soup With Couscous

We are anxiously planning our trip to Sicily for early May, so when my latest Saveur magazine came in the mail with a big bowl of Sicilian seafood stew...

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Farro Zucchini Cakes With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

In my attempt to add more vegetarian dishes to our weekly menu plan, I am always looking for unique dishes that are full of flavor. I have always been...

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Green Beans With Mustard Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

When I was growing up, we were a meat and potato family, and along with these two dinner staples, my Mother would add a vegetable side dish, often canned...

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Easter In Italy

Easter in Italy is a Christian based holiday, which begins on Palm Sunday, and culminates the following week on Easter Sunday. Although all of Holy Week is important, it...

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Caramelized Roasted Carrots With Parsley Almond Pesto

Easter is just a little less than a week, and I am getting lots of questions about planning an Easter menu. When planning any holiday menu, each course shipped...

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Pan Fried Potato Gnocchi With Lemon

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love gnocchi. It has to be well prepared, and perfectly cooked, but if I am dining out and it is on...

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Salami & Cheese Easter Frittata

Easter is quickly approaching and it is one holiday that I thoroughly enjoy, particularly because of the various traditional foods associated with it. One of my favorite Easter recipes...

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Italian Confetti Salad

This confetti salad can also be called an Italian chopped salad, or even a kitchen sink salad because so many ingredients come together to make the perfect salad. I...

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Roast Chicken Thighs with Olives, Tomatoes, & Potatoes

Although we try and eat a mostly plant-based diet, there are times every so often when I crave chicken. I can give up red meat without any problem at...