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Lemon Ricotta & Mascarpone Cheesecake

I love the light texture of a good ricotta cheesecake but by adding mascarpone to the mixture, the cheesecake becomes creamier while remaining very light. I made this light...

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Farfalle Pasta With Broccoli Pesto

When one sees the word “pesto” in a recipe, the usual assumption to make is that it is a basil pesto, or Pesto Genovese. In reality there are so...

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Strawberry Orange Buttermilk Muffins

Although one might not think of muffins when one thinks of Italian baked goods, I was quite surprised last year when we were in Umbria to see real muffins...

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Banana Coconut Bread

Although we do not eat a lot of sweets in my house, it’s always nice to have something on hand to offer guests that stop by along with a...

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Peanut Butter Biscotti

We are quickly approaching our departure date for Umbria and since we spend a full six months there, I really need to organize my pantry before we leave and...

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Cheesy Cauliflower Puree

I have been making this delicious cauliflower dish ever since I first heard about it years ago when the South Beach diet was all the rage. Although I never...

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Crispy Chicken Cutlets With Peperonata

Crisp, golden brown crusted chicken cutlets are like a blank canvas that you can dress up in so many different ways. I had a bag of red peppers in...

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Parmesan Encrusted Chicken Breasts With Roasted Pepper Sauce

I have enjoyed this dish after spying it on the menu of a casual Italian restaurant menu in our area. It was listed as a daily special for a...

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

It is strawberry season here in Florida and everywhere you turn you come across lush, ripe Plant City strawberries. I buy them frequently when they re in season as...

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Apparently spring has arrived as I am finding the price of asparagus has finally dropped in my local grocery stores. In my excitement, I bought a huge bagful of...