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Apple Olive Oil Cake

I am always on the lookout for new apple recipes that I can serve to our farmhouse guests since our farmhouse is called Il Casale di Mele (Mele meaning...

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Veal And Ricotta Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce

Meatballs or polpettine are an Italian favorite with regional variations, but are not served with pasta in Italy as they are in the United States. Some may say that...

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Spinach Puffs

Puff pastry has become a favorite ingredient in my kitchen and I always keep a package or two in my freezer. It is very easy to use, and the...

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Creamy Baked Parmesan Polenta

A big dish of creamy polenta is the perfect choice for cold, wintery days, topped with your favorite tomato sauce or a spoonful of slow cooked stew. My family...

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Pasta al Ragu di Cinghiale

Wild boar, or cinghiale is something we enjoy often during the 6 months we spend in Umbria each year, whether it is in a stew, made into a pasta...

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Caramelized Onion, Pear & Blue Cheese Bites

I am always looking for new appetizer ideas that I can serve to our farmhouse guests at Il Casale di Mele for our complimentary Umbrian wine tastings. At our...

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Cheesy Baked Pasta With Cauliflower

I have always been a huge fan of baked pasta dishes as they are always so comforting and homey. Italian comfort food at its best! This dish starts with...

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Burrata Cheese On Toasted Bread With Anchovy & Lemon Dressing

Buffalo mozzarella and burrata are two of our favorite Italian cheeses, and when we are in Umbria six months each year, we enjoy them often. Over the past year...

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The Foods Of Love

Valentine’s Day has now become a very large, commercial affair, but it still remains a special time for us to tell those we love how important they are to...

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Happy Valentine’s Day! I considered baking something chocolate and decadent today to celebrate this holiday, but my husband doesn’t really care for decadent desserts, and I simply do not...