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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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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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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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Meatball Minestrone Soup

It has been an unusually cool and rainy January here in Florida this year, and although I feel sorry for all the tourists visiting our area from up north looking for beach weather, I rather enjoy a few weeks of cooler temperatures myself. When … Continue reading

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Sausage Stuffed Potato Gnocchi With Simple Tomato Sauce

One of my favorite events in Italy is Carnivale, the last celebration before Lent that begins on Ash Wednesday. Since Lent has traditionally been a period where Catholics deprive themselves of something they enjoy, Carnivale is a time to party … 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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Potato Gnocchi With Slow Cooker Goose Sauce {Gnocchi Con Sugo d’oca}

Although I am happy to be back in Florida and am enjoying the warm weather, I have had a pretty chaotic past couple of weeks. The first thing that happened was that I fell while harvesting our olives while we were still in Italy which necessita… Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli {Ditalini with Chickpeas}

We just returned to Umbria after almost two weeks in Corsica, and the weather changed completely while we were gone. When we left, we were enjoying sunny days with temperatures in the eighties and returned to rainy fall days with significantly … Continue reading

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Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

October in Umbria is a great time to enjoy nature’s bounty including wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and of course truffles. For the next month or two there will be truffle festivals held across Umbria, and unfortunately since we are leaving Umbria a little earlier than usual, we will miss them all. We do have a few […] Continue reading

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