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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...

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Buttery Almond Jam Bars

The holidays are now behind us, and I really had a wonderful holiday week with a houseful of family members. Nothing like 5 young grandkids running around the house...

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Pasta With Lentil Bolognese

This is a really hearty pasta dish that uses lentils in place of meat and is a great option for “meatless Monday”. I learned to love lentils after living...

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Ricotta Sformata

This is a nice appetizer, or light first course to serve either with just a simple topping of butter and grated parmesan, or with a dollop of tasty tomato...

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Farro Salad With Grilled Vegetables

In this recipe, I chose to mix farro with my favorite vegetables but you could add just about any vegatable you chose. Grilled asparagus, mushrooms or artichokes would also...

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Top 2013 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Tomorrow is the beginning of yet another new year, and as 2014 quickly approaches, I cannot help but look back over 2013 and realize what it great year it...

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Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce, Arugula, & Shaved Pecorino Cheese

I first tasted this pasta dish at a trattoria and rosticeria in Marsciano, a small town close to our farmhouse that is much more famous for its roasted and...

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Umbrian Sausage Bake

This dish is a perfect example of easy Italian comfort food. It is a quick to assemble recipe for busy families and has everything in one dish to complete...

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An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate...