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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake With Blueberry Sauce

This is a very easy, traditional Italian cheesecake made with ricotta cheese that I first posted to this blog back in 2002. Apparently this recipe got lost when I moved to my new blog format years ago because I just recently realized it was no … Continue reading

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Garlic Confit

Garlic Confit

This recipe may be one of my easiest that I have ever shared with you, but it is one I know you are going to thank me for. Everyone loves roasted garlic……roasting the garlic turns it into an entirely different ingredient giving it a nutty, sweet flavor that is just irresistible. Well, this recipe is […] Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks Braised With Red Wine & Rosemary

Our Easter celebration was a little different this year. We usually always spend it with family, but this year it was just my husband and myself, along with little Zoe (our little Yorkie pup). I spent the day cleaning out cupboards in anticipat… Continue reading

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Sicilian Seafood Soup With Couscous

We are anxiously planning our trip to Sicily for early May, so when my latest Saveur magazine came in the mail with a big bowl of Sicilian seafood stew featured on the cover, I must admit that I got a little excited. The article is all about Si… Continue reading

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Farro Zucchini Cakes With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

In my attempt to add more vegetarian dishes to our weekly menu plan, I am always looking for unique dishes that are full of flavor. I have always been a fan of zucchini fritters or pancakes, so when I came across a recipe that included farro in… Continue reading

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Green Beans With Mustard Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

When I was growing up, we were a meat and potato family, and along with these two dinner staples, my Mother would add a vegetable side dish, often canned or frozen. Our usual vegetable options were peas, beans, carrots, or corn, and they were b… Continue reading

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Easter In Italy

Easter in Italy is a Christian based holiday, which begins on Palm Sunday, and culminates the following week on Easter Sunday. Although all of Holy Week is important, it is Easter Sunday when the real festivities begin to celebrate the resurrec… Continue reading

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Caramelized Roasted Carrots With Parsley Almond Pesto

Easter is just a little less than a week, and I am getting lots of questions about planning an Easter menu. When planning any holiday menu, each course shipped flow from one to the next and have complimentary flavors. Holiday side dishes are al… Continue reading

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Pan Fried Potato Gnocchi With Lemon

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love gnocchi. It has to be well prepared, and perfectly cooked, but if I am dining out and it is on the menu, the chances are that I will order it. At home, I make both ricotta and potato gnocchi pretty oft… Continue reading

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Salami & Cheese Easter Frittata

Easter is quickly approaching and it is one holiday that I thoroughly enjoy, particularly because of the various traditional foods associated with it. One of my favorite Easter recipes is Neapolitan Easter Bread http://www.italianfoodforever.co… Continue reading

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Italian Confetti Salad

This confetti salad can also be called an Italian chopped salad, or even a kitchen sink salad because so many ingredients come together to make the perfect salad. I have always enjoyed big, main dish salads chock full of ingredients. These sala… Continue reading

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