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Cinnamon Apple Quick Bread

Anyone who frequents this blog from time to time probably knows that we own a farmhouse in Umbria that we rent out to guests called Il Casale di Mele...

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Mamma Agata’s Lemon Cake

I was recently sent Mamma Agata’s cookbook to review and was given permission by Mamma’s daughter Chiara Lima, the author of this wonderful cookbook, to share this amazing lemon...

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How To Make Potato Gnocchi Step By Step

Gnocchi in general are much easier to make than most people think. Although I generally prefer to make Ricotta Gnocchi simply because they are simpler to prepare as the...

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Pugliese Pasta With Chickpeas

Tria e Ciciari is a very traditional pasta dish from the Italian region of Italy, particularly the Salento area. This dish is a wonderful example of cucina povera and...

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Farmer’s Market Soup

I love this soup that I call my Farmer’s Market Soup, but it is so healthy for you that it could almost be called a multivitamin in a bowl....

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Barley Stuffed Peppers

One of my goals this year is to add more healthy grains to my menus which is not at all difficult. I truly enjoy stuffed vegetables of any variety,...

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Corn Fritters

I love fresh corn, and we are lucky here in Florida to be able to buy it all year long. I usually prefer it simply grilled and seasoned with...

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Chocolate Mint Squares

Although most of my holiday baking this year consisted of tried and true family favorites, I always like to bake one or two new recipes and see how my...

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Buttery Walnut Cookies With Dark Chocolate

Every Christmas I make many of our traditional Italian cookie favorites, but I do have a few cookies that I grew up with myself including shortbread cookies that I...

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Lobster Fra Diavolo

This recipe is a real treat for special occasions. Lobsters are cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, and then the sauce with lobster meat is served on pasta. Generally,...