cornmealbiscotti

Polenta Dried Cranberry Biscotti

Dessert really is not a top priority in our house. We generally only have dessert when we have company visiting or on special holidays and at those rare times...

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Lentil, Kale & Sausage Soup

We had a bit of a brief cool spell this week here in Florida so I took advantage of that and made this tasty, hearty soup for dinner. I...

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Budino di Cioccolato

When I was growing up, my very favorite dessert was chocolate pudding that my Mom would make from the box. You know the one you simply mixed with milk,...

cauliflowerrisotto

Risotto With Cauliflower & Truffles

There are a lot of different dishes that just scream out “comfort food” from the very first bite, and for me personally, risotto is one of these dishes. Just...

strawberrycupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Just before Valentine’s day I had an urge to bake something pink. Now I am not usually a cupcake kind of baker, and in fact I normally would prefer...

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Broccoli Bisque With Gremolata

Although I try to pack in as many vegetables as I can into our daily menu as a rule anyway, broccoli is one vegetable in particular that we all...

ricottacoffeecake

Almond Cake With Ricotta, Date & Chocolate Filling

When we are in Umbria, I bring a sweet or dessert over to our farmhouse guests every couple of days or so, and I am always on the lookout...

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Chocolate Coffee Bread Pudding

It is strange, but growing up bread pudding and rice pudding were staples in our home as they were probably my fathers all time favorite desserts. I rarely, if...

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How To Make Homemade Italian Sausages Step By Step

  Making your own Italian sausages is a great way to create a quality product where you know exactly what went into your sausages unlike the ones you buy...

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Farmer’s Market Salad

When we left Italy in December to return to North America for the winter, the one thing I knew I really was going to miss were the local street...