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Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentine’s Day is a time to show that special someone in your life how much you care, and what expresses that more than a well planned, elegant dinner for...

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Kale Salad With Red Cabbage

I have been experimenting with different raw vegetable salads recently, trying out new combinations of vegetables of every description in order to create great texture and flavor. We love...

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Made In Italy

I rarely watch any of the many cooking shows on television, but one I like to watch when I have time is David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. I find David...

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Strawberry Banana Muffins

We are having family come to visit soon and as always, I like to get a few things prepared ahead of time so I do not spend too much...

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Ricotta Oat Cake With Mixed Berries

I recently made fresh ricotta for my Stuffed Spinach & Ricotta Manicotti and had some left over that I wanted to use up while it was still fresh. I...

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Roasted Whole Fish With Zesty Green Sauce

We love seafood and try and eat it at least three times a week when we are in Florida because upon our return to Umbria fresh seafood is not...

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Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe, Sausage, & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

This is a tasty variation on Orecchiette con Cima di Rape, a traditional Italian favorite fro Puglia. Orecchiette, meaning “little ears” in Italian, partners well with pleasantly bitter greens...

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Black Lentil & Chickpea Salad With Mint Lemon Dressing

Lentils like other beans are legumes but compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. Lentils are great in salads as they...

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Spinach Ricotta Manicotti

I recently made a lovely batch of creamy smooth ricotta cheese that I wanted to use in a baked pasta dish. I make lasagna and cannelloni all the time...

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Product Review – KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers

I love my KitchenAid stand mixer and use it often throughout the week for basic mixing, and even kneading my dough at times when baking bread. I also use...