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Bietole al Saltate

Italians seem to eat a lot of different greens, and whether it be bietole (swiss chard), ciccoria (chicory or dandelions), or rapini, my favorite way to cook them is...

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Zuppa di Fagiole e Zucca

In my recent quest to create new recipes using dried beans, I had a large pot of small white beans from the Lago di Trasimeno area of Umbria cooked...

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Lentil, Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Soup

The new year is almost upon us once again, so I am yet again working hard to focus on preparing heathy, low fat dishes that taste delicious too! This...

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Mostaccioli

Mostaccioli are cookies created from a dense, honey flavored dough that encases a chocolate, almond filling. This traditional Calabrian specialty is a great addition to any cookie tray, and...

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Holiday Seafood Salad

Antipasti di Mare ~ This is a wonderful Christmas Eve appetizer but is tasty year round. This seafood salad often contains octopus as well as shrimps, scallops, and calamari,...

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Chestnut Ravioli With Brown Butter Sage Sauce

On our last trip to Italy I was amazed to see produce stands selling fresh chestnuts at every street market we came across and I vowed that as soon...

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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin With Mushroom Sauce

Pork tenderloin is a great cut of meat that lends itself well, to being stuffed as I did in this recipe, or the tenderloin can be cut into medallions....

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Citrus Panettone

This year since I was spending the holidays in Florida, I decided to flavor my Christmas Panettone with citrus, specifically lemons and oranges. It turned out delicious, and will...

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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...