pinzimonio

Pinzimonio

This is a wonderful appetizer or snack that is very popular in the fall here in Italy once the new olive oil has been harvested. It seems kind of...

rabbitragu

Penne Pasta With Rabbit Ragu

I was never a fan of rabbit in my earlier years but then one day while in San Gimignano on a cold, rainy day we stepped into a small...

chestnutcake

Castagnaccio ~ Tuscan Chestnut Cake

This cake originated in Tuscany and was usually made in the late fall after the chestnut crop had been dried and made into flour. It is now found all...

plumgelee

Plum Candied Fruit Gelée

Here is yet another recipe variation for my new favorite candy. Although I really loved the Candied Peach Gelée I had made earlier, there are so many ways to...

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Roasted Pumpkin & Pear Soup

I have always loved the foods of fall, but for some reason I am particularly enamored with chestnuts and pumpkins this year. I recently bought a gorgeous big pumpkin,...

blceleryporcinipizza

Porcini, Sausage, & Black Truffle Pizza

I had a craving for pizza the other night, and decided to indulge and top our pizza with some of the fall favorite ingredients popular here in Italy. I...

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Trevi Black Celery Pesto & Sausage Pasta

Having recently visited Trevi during their black celery and sausage sagra, I came home with three large bunches of black celery that I turned into a number of dishes,...

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Roasted Squash Cake

This is a great fall dessert that I adapted from a recipe I first saw in Canadian Living magazine. I was intrigued that the recipe called for roasted squash...

risottoparm

Risotto Parmesan

A recipe for a simple, basic risotto that can be built on by adding almost anything from vegetables to seafood. Preparing risotto at home requires a particular cooking technique...

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Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

I love biscotti of any flavor but I wanted to create a pumpkin spice biscotti since I had a huge slice of fresh pumpkin we had just bought at...