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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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Sicilian Spaghetti Stuffed Eggplant Rollups {Involtini di Melanzane}

We just returned from ten fabulous days in France, spending half our stay in Provence, and the other half in the French Alps so my husband and his friends could climb mountains on their bikes. Now our trip to Sicily last month seems so far away… 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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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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Roast Chicken Thighs with Olives, Tomatoes, & Potatoes

Although we try and eat a mostly plant-based diet, there are times every so often when I crave chicken. I can give up red meat without any problem at all, but I do need seafood and poultry once in a while. I used to be a white meat only girl, a… Continue reading

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Limoncello Semifreddo

Desserts are not a regular part of our meals, but when we entertain, I feel like I need to finish off the meal with something sweet. Since many of the meals I plan for guests are multi-course affairs, I try and keep dessert light, and prefer to… Continue reading

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Furious church-goers barricade St Valentine’s remains in cathedral after attempted removal

A bishop had planned to temporarily transfer the saint’s relics to another cathedral three miles away but provoked an outpouring of anger from local parishioners. 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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Top 2015 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Top 2015 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Happy New Year! The arrival of a new year is always a time for contemplation, and it is customary for folks to look back over the previous year and to make plans and goals for the upcoming year. I had some wonderful experiences in 2015 but I also had some negative ones that I’d really […] Continue reading

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Italy’s head of state steps into heritage row in Umbria

Campaigners in town of Gubbio opposed to plans to enclose in glass a centuries-old loggia that was used by wool merchants Continue reading

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