holidaysquash

Baked Holiday Squash

This dish is one I make every holiday that I serve roast turkey, and over the years it has become a family tradition. Squash, carrots, onions, garlic and seasonings...

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Porcini Roasted Turkey With Sausage Fennel Stuffing

This is my favorite recipe for roasted turkey which entails first rubbing the bird in a mixture made of porcini mushrooms and butter. I continue the mushroom theme in...

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Anise Seed Cookie Rings

This is yet another traditional cookie that is called Ciambelle, or Ciambellette. These cookies are very similar in flavor to my Mother-In-Law’s White Wine Ciambelle as both contain anise...

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Olive Oil Polenta Cake With Poached Pears

Unless it is a chocolate one, when I want to make a cake I prefer a rustic one like this delicious recipe made with olive oil and coarse cornmeal....

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Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta, or “slipper bread” can be found throughout Italy. One way to create the best texture is to use a biga, or starter made the day before, a long...

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Porchetta

If you have ever traveled to Italy, you have probably seen trucks selling sandwiches, or paninis topped with sliced, succulent roasted pork. You couldn’t help but notice the many...

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Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pizza

I first noticed this combination of broccoli rabe and sausage on a pizza on our last trip to Italy, and although I was intrigued, I never got around to...

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Bruschetta With Radicchio And Goat Cheese

This is a delicious unique topping for bruschetta that would be great for the upcoming holidays when we are all looking for new ideas to serve to family and...

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Brasato in Bianco

My husband ordered a dish very similar to this one at L’Achimista in Montefalco on our recent trip and he raved about it so much I decided to make...

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Risotto alla Zucca

This is a wonderful fall risotto made with butternut squash I like to make for special celebrations such as Thanksgiving, but once you taste it, you won’t want to...