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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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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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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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Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

In just over two months time, we will be returning to Umbria for our 2016 season. We love to travel throughout Italy whenever we can fit it into our schedule, and every year we sneak off to Venice for a couple of nights. Venice is a city I know… Continue reading

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Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

I am a huge fan of baked pasta. I love taking a hot, bubbly, golden brown casserole of pasta straight from the oven, but my husband doesn’t agree. My husband is a pasta “al dente” fan, and in fact we argue constantly whether our pasta is cooked too much or is just right. I like […] Continue reading

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Orecchiette Pasta With Cauliflower & Sausage

My husband and I both love pasta, and I make it at least twice a week. Your options when making pasta are endless, depending on the type of pasta you use, and the sauce you choose. Although I love making fresh pasta by hand when I have the time… 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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Beet & Potato Gnocchi With Kale Pesto

Gnocchi has always been one of my favorite foods, and although I prefer to make ricotta gnocchi at home for ease of preparation and lightness, I love any well-made gnocchi. I decided to tackle potato gnocchi a couple of weeks ago and wanted to … Continue reading

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Stunning footage shows eruptions spewing from Mount Etna crater

Video shows both the violent and serene scenes from atop Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanos Continue reading

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Buffalo Mozzarella & Burrata Pizza

Ever since I cut into my first ball of burrata cheese and saw the creamy curds ooze out I have been in love with this cheese. Burrata originally originated in Puglia and consists of an outer shell of mozzarella that surrounds a center of curds … Continue reading

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