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Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Planning our Thanksgiving feast is not something I take lightly, and there really are many factors to consider when creating a holiday menu. My family are traditionalists, and they really feel that Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey. I tried to change things up last year and wanted to create an Umbrian menu with […] 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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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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Raspberry Orange Muffins

As a food blogger, I try my best to plan recipes for each holiday as they approach, and I often have a list of recipes to test and share for each holiday. I always have good intentions to get these recipes tested and posted weeks before the hol… Continue reading

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Roasted Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Kiss Cookies {Perfect For Valentine’s Day!}

Roasted Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Kiss Cookies {Perfect For Valentine’s Day!}

The holidays are now just a memory, my Christmas decorations are safely packed away, and all of my cookies have been thoroughly enjoyed and my cookie tins are empty. Each year for Christmas I make many holiday cookies for my family. Some of these are traditional Italian cookies I learned to make from my husband’s […] Continue reading

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Mostaccioli

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 the holidays just would not be the same at our house if I didn’t have these cookies on hand for my family to nibble on. To […] Continue reading

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An Italian Christmas

An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate each year, Christmas is my favorite one, and I love to decorate my house from top to bottom, spoil my family with gifts, and bake up […] Continue reading

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Scallops With Tomatoes & Breadcrumbs

The holidays are quickly approaching, so I am busy collecting recipes, and making lists for holiday baking and family meals. Although I do love the idea of staying home Christmas Eve and preparing a big multi-course meal for the Feast Of The Se… Continue reading

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Umbria residents warn medieval villages under threat from developers

Locals in picturesque towns of Umbria are fighting to save the medieval villages popular with British holidaymakers that populate the area Continue reading

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Valentine Recipes – The Italian Way

Reflecting the country’s diverse cultural history and traditional heritage, Italian cuisines are some of the most famous dishes appreciated all over the world today. From everyday preparations made in exotic Italian style to special recipes for special occasions, offers the world a wide variety of cuisines. Continue reading

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