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Quinoa Salad With Pears, Toasted Hazelnuts, & Cranberries

We enjoy a wide variety of salads year round and I prefer to use seasonal ingredients whenever I can. Since we are now embracing a predominantly plant based diet,...

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Puffed Pizza Bites

The holidays are quickly approaching, so it is a great time to begin to collect ideas for holiday entertaining. These easy pizza bites are always a hit when I...

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Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

I first discovered the delights of creamy, light panna cotta when we lived in Milan for eight years. It is a traditional pudding dessert that is very popular in...

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Italian Gift Basket Giveaway from Mariano Foods – Retail Value $130!

Italian Food forever is pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor on the blog, Mariano Foods who are well known for their Italian specialty foods and gift...

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Pizza With Zucchini Spirals, Pistachio Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, & Taleggio Cheese

We are a pizza loving family, and usually make pizza from scratch at least once a week. We are very lucky to have a pizza oven in both our...

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Roasted Beet Pasta With Pistachio Pesto

I seem to be on a beet roll lately, as I can’t seem to get enough of them. I have prepared beets in some manner or other at least...

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Scallops With Garlicky Breadcrumbs

Each year during our six-month stay in Umbria we try and visit Venice for a long weekend. The seafood in Venice is wonderful and so fresh that when eaten...

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Fishing on Lago Trasimeno – A Photo Journal

During our last week in Umbria this past October, my son and grandson came to visit. We originally had asked my son to come help us harvest our olives...

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Roasted Mixed Beets With Pistachio Pesto & Blue Cheese Crumbles

I am terribly fond of roasted beets. In fact, I would eat them daily if beets weren’t so darn expensive. There is something about the roasting process that turns...

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Ricotta Gnocchi with Porcini Flavored Rabbit Ragu

My husband and I made the decision the beginning of August that we were going to focus on a predominantly plant based diet with an occasional seafood meal. At...