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Pasta alla Trapanese

I’ve seen this tasty Sicilian pasta dish with many different variations, but almost all contain almonds along with tomatoes ground into a type of pesto for the sauce. Though...

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Spinach & Rice Crustless Pie

I cook a lot of greens in my house, whether we are in Umbria or in North America, and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare them. I’ve...

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Wild Salmon Fillets With Basil Pesto & Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

In the past year, I have tried to incorporate wild salmon into our dinner menus at least once a week. As well as being delicious tasting, wild salmon is...

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Favorite Spring Recipes

I am often asked as someone who loves to cook, which season I prefer best. Although I honestly love cooking with ingredients from each season throughout the year, I...

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Truffled Mushroom Lasagna

As we prepare to head back to Italy soon for six months to oversee our farmhouse rental Il Casale di Mele, we have been busy saying good-bye to good...

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Ricotta Almond Cake

In just a few short weeks we are returning to Umbria where will stay for 6 months so I am busy trying to empty out my pantry and freezer....

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Pasta With Roasted Cauliflower

Although I could easily eat pasta every day of the week, I do try and limit my pasta addiction to two or three times a week. I also try...

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Casatiello – Neapolitan Easter Bread

Casatiello is a traditional Easter celebratory special bread of Naples. It is a rich brioche type of dough made with eggs and butter that is studded throughout with cheese...

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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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Strawberry Tiramisu

We recently had some friends over for dinner and decided to fire up the pizza oven and made four different types of pizzas, two of each. When we have...