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Pasta With Creamy Vodka Sauce & Cherry Tomatoes

I love the creamy rich flavor of a vodka tomato sauce on pasta, but I had an entire bowl full of ripe cherry tomatoes I had just picked from...

grapejam

Grape Harvest Jam

We planted a row of both purple and white grapes across the entire back of our property here in Umbria over the winter and since this was their first...

chocchipcake

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Although no one would ever call this recipe traditional Italian, I found all of the ingredients to make it in my small local grocery store here in Umbria so...

zuccfritters

Zucchini Fritters

We are nearing the end of summer and it seems those zucchini in the garden just keep on coming. I decided to do something a little different with my...

nutellacros1

Nutella Crostata

I will admit that I personally am not in love with Nutella like so many other folks are. I really do find it a tad too sweet on it’s...

tiella2

Tiella

A Tiella is a layered vegetable dish often containing tomatoes, potatoes, and zucchini that is popular in southern Italy and baked in an earthenware dish. Having visited many different...

rosehips

Rose Hip Jam

I have recently discovered that the rose hip, the orange berry-like fruit that remains on the rose plant once the flower has died, can actually be used for many...

pecorinopearpizzettes

Pecorino, Pear, Walnut & Honey Pizzettes

We are very fond of enjoying a cheese course after our meal in place of dessert, and since moving to Umbria we have developed an entirely new appreciation for...

applecincake

Il Casale di Mele Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

This is a cake I had made for a number of years and then I somehow lost the recipe. When I remarked to my daughter recently that I wish...

cavatelli

How To Make Cavatelli di Ricotta Step By Step

Cavatelli is a curved, short pasta resembling a hot dog bun with a long rolled edge which helps it to hold thicker sauces. A product of Sicily and southern...