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Tomato, Onion, & Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

Tomato, Onion, & Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

I love to travel around Italy, and when friends ask where else I’d like to travel in Europe, I always say I have too much to see yet in Italy before I go elsewhere. When we lived in Milan for eight years while my kids were much younger, we traveled around Europe a lot, in […] Continue reading

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Herbed Farro Polenta Topped With Veggies & Celery Leaf Pistachio Pesto

It has been an extraordinarily cool and wet May here in Italy, so instead of wanting to make my typical warm weather dishes, I am still in the kitchen making hearty soups, stews, meaty pasta dishes, and even polenta. My kids grew up enjoying a … Continue reading

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

The Giro d’Italia came through Umbria last weekend so of course my cycling obsessed husband had to see the riders. They both arrived and departed from Foligno, which is great because they are so fast if you are watching the finish, they flash by. Even taking photos gets tricky because by the time the camera […] Continue reading

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Palermo Style Chicken Cutlets With Pistachio Caper Sauce {Cotoletta di Pollo alla Palermitana}

Palermo Style Chicken Cutlets With Pistachio Caper Sauce {Cotoletta di Pollo alla Palermitana}

We recently spent eleven days driving around the island of Sicily, and though I’ll always remember the gorgeous scenery we enjoyed from coast to coast, it is the food that impressed me. Sicilians eat well; there is no other way to say it. With fruit and vegetable stalls on every other corner, fresh seafood stores […] Continue reading

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

We returned to Umbria this past Monday, and although it feels great to be back “home,” until today it has been very chilly and windy. Our farmhouse is made of stone, and without being heated all winter, it was often cooler inside our house than it was outside. Thankfully we have a wood burning fireplace […] Continue reading

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Focaccia Stuffed With Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I make some type of focaccia at least once a week. My basic rosemary topped focaccia is my favorite all-round focaccia to use for sandwiches, cut into small squares to serve in place of bread, or to simply snack on, but from time to time I like… Continue reading

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Bruschetta With White Bean Puree, Olives & Fresh Thyme

We are heading back to Umbria this Sunday, and therefore, I am busy cleaning out my refrigerator, pantry, and freezer. I luckily have a few recipes completed from a few weeks ago to post, because the offerings in my fridge right now are pretty … Continue reading

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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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