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Easy Focaccia

When I say easy, I mean easy.  I do not mean quick.  Focaccia from start to finish will take most of, or all of a day to make.  Making it takes just a few simple steps, but there is wait … Continue reading

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Scallops, Clams, and Shrimp with Vermouth and Orange Broth

This is a wonderful dish to serve for a special occasion or romantic evening when you want to spend some time together in the kitchen.  It’s the kind of recipe that makes you feel fancy and accomplished in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookies and Candies

I haven’t had the time in the last two years to post many new recipes. My job as an elementary school teacher and my second job as a mom of two makes it pretty tough to carve our the time … Continue reading

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Negroni Spritz

Italians are the best at cocktail hour. In Italy if you sit down for a cocktail in a bar they will bring you a delicious assortment of bar snacks at no charge. Apertivi, the drinks you might have before dinner … Continue reading

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Saltimbocca Come Fanno gli Americani

SO FANCY! Not really. But translating things into Italian makes it sound piu sofisticato, right?  Saltimbocca is a traditional Roman dish- the word Saltimbocca means “Jumps in the mouth” -because it’s so tasty. Traditionally it’s made with veal, sage, and … Continue reading

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Creamy Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

My list of vegan recipes is slowly growing longer! This dish is based on a favorite of my husband’s from one of our trips to Sicily. Nuts of all kinds are used in Sicilian cooking, and the basil pesto that … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Secret-Veggie-Packed Turkey Bolognese

My family loves pasta.  My youngest son doesn’t like “things” in the sauce.  By “things” I mean all the flavorful additions that a good tomato sauce needs, like onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and herbs.  He doesn’t want bits of onions … Continue reading

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