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Cannoli Siciliana

Cannoli Siciliana ~ Cannoli are basically crisp, sweet crunchy tubes which are filled with a cream or ricotta cheese filling, often flavored with cocoa, nuts, chocolate, or candied fruits....

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Blood Orange & Almond Cake

I love blood oranges with their intense red coloring and full flavor, and although they are more readily available when we are living in Italy six months a year,...

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Baked Pasta With Lobster

I was browsing through Pinterest a couple of weeks back, and came across a couple of photos of Lobster Mac & Cheese and for days afterward, I just couldn’t...

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Golden Brown Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

For someone who loves poultry as much as I do,  golden brown, perfectly roasted chicken is the ultimate way to prepare it in my mind. I require my roasted...

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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...