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Carrot & Potato Gnocchi

I personally believe that gnocchi is one of the most misunderstood Italian dishes. Unfortunately many folks have their first gnocchi experience trying out manufactured gnocchi, either fresh or frozen,...

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Turkey Cutlets With Walnuts & Sage

As everyone probably already knows, I love poultry, and although chicken is my first choice, turkey comes a close second. Turkey cutlets are now readily available in most grocery...

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Rustic Polenta Cake

This is yet another one of my easy rustic cakes I make while we are in Umbria as it is a basic cake with a good sturdy texture that...

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Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, & Arugula Panini

I was asked to create a couple of my favorite Italian sandwiches or panini, and I recently posted my personal favorite which includes Mortadella, Asiago & Olive Spread, and...

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Almond Muffins

It is hard to believe that in less than two months we’ll be packing up to head back to Umbria for the 2012 season but now that we have...

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Mortadella, Asiago & Olive Spread Panini

I have been meaning to post a few of my favorite panini recipes for months, but never seemed to get around to it until now. This sandwich, or variations...

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Chunky Olive Spread

Growing up, I thought of a sandwich as being two slices of white bread with a slice or two of meat and cheese between them. We may have gotten...

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Roasted Baby Carrots With Orange & Honey

My refrigerator is always full of vegetables although carrots are one vegetable that we seem to eat raw much more often than we do cooked. I’m not sure why...

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Green Beans With Blue Cheese & Toasted Walnuts

Easter is just around the corner, and I’ve been working on some new side dishes that will work well with any main entree you may choose. I personally love...

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Stromboli With Soppressata, Provolone, Spinach & Peppers

You may be asking yourself exactly what is a Stromboli and how is it different from a calzone, but to be honest they are really pretty similar. A calzone...