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Bianco e Nero Cookies

These delicious “white and black” cookies have a soft, brownie like center and a crisp sugar coated crust. The chocolate cookies are rolled into two types of sugar before...

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Pine Nut Biscotti

These pine nut biscotti are lightly flavored with lemon, allowing the subtle sweetness of the pignoli or pine nuts to shine through. I folded 1/2 cup dried wild blueberries...

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No Knead Artisan Bread

This recipe comes from a bread cookbook called Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day that was released last year and it makes a really good artisan type of...

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Winter Minestrone

Minestrone is the perfect soup for any day of the year since you can make it with a variety of seasonal vergetables, but for day 6 of Soup Week,...

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Tuscan Liver Bruschetta With Caramelized Figs

Bruschetta di Fegato ~ This is a traditional liver pate or spread found across Tuscany. My version uses the sweet Marsala wine in this easy yet delicious recipe, although...

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Chestnut Gnocchetti With Creamy Cheese Sauce

One my recent trip to Italy I believe I found myself ordering gnocchi more times than I can count, and one of my favorite dishes I sampled was this...

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Creamy Squash Soup

I love pureed vegetable soups, and I wanted to make a squash soup that was not too sweet. I decided to flavor the chicken broth with a touch of...

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Umbricelli alla Spoletina

In my ongoing exploration of Umbrian cuisine I decided to make this simple peasant dish that is traditional to Umbria consisting of pasta made with flour and water topped...

chocmousse

World’s Easiest Chocolate Mousse

Well, I really cannot honestly say that it is the easiest, but I can’t imagine a recipe for chocolate mousse that could be easier! I am not really big...

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Tortelli con Zucca

Zucca or pumpkin, combined with parmesan cheese and amaretti cookies are used as the filling for this unique recipe that comes from Northern Italy, and has always been one...