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Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

This is yet another one of those recipes that is rarely written down but is often enjoyed by everyone. Italians are well known for using up everything in the...

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Spicy Fettuccine With Dandelion Greens

We all know that greens are good for us, whether we are talking about spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, kale or chicory. I use some type of greens in...

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Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea Soup

Every week I am always making some type of healthy, vegetable based soup that we can enjoy for lunch for a few days. My requirements are that the soup...

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Twice Cooked Artichokes

I think we have enjoyed one artichoke dish or another at least every other day since we arrived back in Umbria and we haven’t tired of them yet. In...

MyBread

My Bread

When I first saw that yet another cookbook about bread was being released this year, I couldn’t decide if I really needed one more cookbook about bread baking. I...

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Risotto with Fava Beans & Candied Lemon

My husband brought me home the May issue of the Italian version of the Cucina Italiana magazine last week and I have been drawn to the risotto cover photo...

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Sautéed Beans With Spicy Sun-Dried Tomatoes

One of my favorite vegetables of the summer season are beans, whether they be fresh shelling beans, regular every day green or yellow beans, or these big fat, tender...

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Apple Bran Muffins

Although I love a great moist muffin studded with fruit and nuts for breakfast as much as the next person, when I read how many calories some of them...

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Rustic Raisin Walnut Bread

My husband goes down to the local coffee bar in the small town closest to us every morning for an espresso, to read the daily newspapers, and to chat...

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Pear Blueberry Crisp

I have said it many times, but I simply do not like making fancy desserts. I think of myself as a cook, not a baker, as baking requires an...