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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Tweet This is a simple pasta dish that can be ready in the time it takes for the spaghetti to cook. The original Roman version uses guanciale (cured pork jowl), Pecorino-Romano cheese and raw eggs. You may substitute pancetta (Italian bacon) or bacon for the pork and Parmigiano Reggiano for the the Pecorino. By mixing […]

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Eggs in Purgatory

Tweet Because the eggs are cooked in a hot and spicy tomato sauce, this Italian dish is known as Uova in Purgatorio. The intensity level can range from mildly spicy to … hot as hell. My recipe is full of flavor with (to suit my family’s taste) just the right amount of heat. Rather than […]

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Baked Broccoli Frittata

Tweet This is an easy frittata to put together and can be prepared in advance. For a simple breakfast or brunch, I cut them into squares and set them out with a platter of jam-y fig and ricotta bruschette and fresh fennel and orange salad. The frittata reheats nicely too and paired with a cappuccino […]

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Avocado Toast

Tweet When I lived in California, we had an amazing avocado tree that produced an abundance of ridiculously large fruit. Although, I am blessed to have several citrus trees in Arizona, I do miss the avocado tree. Fortunately, we have friends here who have a home in Long Beach, California, that on every visit, they […]

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Pasta & Peas Stracciatella

Tweet Stracciatella is an Italian egg drop soup. Traditionally, it is a light soup made with chicken broth, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Italian parsley. I have added farfalle pasta (butterfly) and peas to make the soup a bit more substantial. In place of the farfalle, you could use a different pasta such as, cocciolette (small shells) or orzo […]

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Caramelized Leek Fritatta

Tweet Frittata is the Italian word for omelette. I often use the words frittata and omelette interchangeably but, technically they are different. A frittata is flat with the ingredients mixed into the eggs, rather than used for a filling, as in an omelette. The classic French omelette, with its light, fluffy texture, is best consumed immediately […]

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Frittata con Zucchini

Tweet A ridiculously quick and easy way to get a perfect frittata (Italian omelet) for one. It seems I always have leftover roasted or grilled veggies of some kind in the refrigerator. So a healthy and satisfying meal is just minutes away. This is also a perfect afternoon snack (Merenda) and can be enjoyed at […]

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Bell Peppers and Eggs

Tweet My mother was not a huge fan of fish, so our meals during Lent consisted of vegetables, beans and legumes and of course pasta. The meal that I associate most with this season is Bell Peppers and Eggs. It was never my favorite, in fact I don’t think I cared for it much at […]

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Eggs Nola (New Orleans La.)

Tweet Brunch is just about my favorite way to entertain. It’s both casual and elegant and when the weather is nice, it’s perfect for eating outdoors. Once, for a special birthday party I hosted, I even had a jazz trio entertain my guests. But, in my opinion, no one puts on a better jazz brunch […]

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Zuppa di Colazione (Breakfast Soup)

Tweet       Soup for breakfast might sound a bit strange to you, but this is really very good. In the Lombardy region of Italy, there is a very old city called Pavia. It is here that Zuppa Pavese was created by the monks of Certose di Pavia. I call it breakfast soup because, […]

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