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Roasted Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Kiss Cookies {Perfect For Valentine’s Day!}

The holidays are now just a memory, my Christmas decorations are safely packed away, and all of my cookies have been thoroughly enjoyed and my cookie tins are empty....

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Top 2015 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Happy New Year! The arrival of a new year is always a time for contemplation, and it is customary for folks to look back over the previous year and...

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New Year’s Lentil & Farro Salad With Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts

January 2016 has arrived, and each new year my resolution is to try and eat a little healthier than the year before. I feel that I am already embracing...

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Mostaccioli

Mostaccioli are cookies created from a dense, honey flavored dough that encases a chocolate, almond filling. This traditional Calabrian specialty is a great addition to any cookie tray, and...

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An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate...

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Scallops With Tomatoes & Breadcrumbs

The holidays are quickly approaching, so I am busy collecting recipes and making lists for holiday baking and family meals. Although I do love the idea of staying home...

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Lagostina Risotto Pot Review

I was recently contacted by folks working for Lagostina asking me to take part in their Blogger Challenge Giveaway. Knowing the quality of Lagostina products, I immediately agreed, and...

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Osso Buco Risotto With Red Wine

I recently took part in a Lagostina Risotto Blogger Challenge, which involved creating a risotto recipe using the gorgeous Lagostina Risottiera (risotto pot) I was gifted. I have had...

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Beet & Potato Gnocchi With Kale Pesto

Gnocchi has always been one of my favorite foods, and although I prefer to make ricotta gnocchi at home for ease of preparation and lightness, I love any well-made...

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Brussels Sprouts With Apples & Sausage Crumbles

When it comes to holiday side dishes, I always have some type of potato option whether it is a simple rustic olive oil mashed folded with fresh herbs, or...