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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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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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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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Roasted Cauliflower With Lemon Parsley Dressing

Vegetables play an important part in our weekly menus which have me on a constant search for tasty new recipes. One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli is to roast them. Roasting vegetab… Continue reading

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Eggs In Purgatory With Spinach & Peppers

We have been making a concerted effort to eat a little lighter this year which includes incorporating more meatless meals into our weekly menu. This egg dish is one that I used to make for the family on weekends many years ago, but for some rea… Continue reading

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New Year’s Lentil & Farro Salad With Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts

January 2016 has arrived, and each new year my resolution is to try and eat a little healthier than the year before. I feel that I am already embracing a healthy eating plan, but there is always room for improvement. This year my goal is to inc… Continue reading

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Easy And Elegant Italian Dessert Recipes

Italian deserts usually come in a wide variety of options from cakes to cookies to delicious desserts that are made for adults with wine and liquors. If you are looking to make an Italian masterpiece for dessert, here are two excellent recipes. 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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7 Ways To Get The Most From Your Family Travel In Italy

As the title says, here are 7 common sense ways to get more from your family’s travel to and in Italy. Really! Continue reading

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How To Pair Chocolate And Wine It seems that everywhere you look – grocery aisles, restaurants, farmer’s markets, your hotel pillow – you’ll find chocolate. I’m not talking about a 99-cent candy bar, but premium, all natural, gourmet chocolate. It’s … Continue reading

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