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Mediterranean Fish With Sicilian Vinegar

Tweet Although this is a great warm weather dish to enjoy al fresco, while sipping a limonata, it’s also a perfect choice during the holidays. For many, this is a very busy time of year filled with long to-do lists and richer than normal  foods. This healthy, protein-packed lunch or dinner is easy to prepare […]

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Creamy Beef Stew

Tweet Some of my family’s favorite dishes are the ones that are the easiest to put together and either simmer on top of the stove, such as stufato di manzo or balsamic braised chicken that bakes in the oven. These one-pot meals fill the kitchen with mouth-watering aromas that get your stomach juices flowing with […]

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Baked Lamb & Potatoes

Tweet For many, lamb is a seasonal favorite. The rosemary and lemon (a classic combination) permeate the lamb chops and flavor the potatoes at the same time. This is an easy dish to put together with dinner on the table in less than an hour.       Ingredients: 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 […]

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Fresh Herbs & Citrus Chicken

Tweet Fresh herbs and citrus infuse the chicken with their bright and robust flavors. This recipe utilizes both the zest and the juice of oranges and lemons. By first, marinating (for several hours) the chicken thighs in the fruit juices and then coating them with the zest and fresh chopped herbs, you’ll end up with […]

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Beef-Barley Soup

Tweet In this month of January, 2016, it seems that just about everyone in the country, from coast to coast, is experiencing unusually cold weather. A few days ago it snowed and my entire neighborhood looked like a winter wonderland … and I live in the southern Arizona desert! For many of us, there is […]

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Chicken Marsala al Forno

Tweet One of my favorite meals is veal Marsala and if I’m dining out and it’s on the menu, it’s difficult for me to resist. This baked (al forno) recipe is a version of the classic chicken Marsala. The original is made with chicken breasts, dusted with flour, briefly sauteed and served with a Marsala […]

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Taste of Sicily Meatballs

Tweet Passoli e pinoli (currants and pine nuts) are commonly used in many Sicilian dishes. Currants are black Corinth grapes that have been dried like raisins, only they are much smaller (not to be confused with fresh, red currants, related to the gooseberry). In baking, currants and raisins are generally  interchangeable. However, the smaller size […]

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Southern Comfort Brisket

Tweet It’s smart to plan ahead if you’re thinking about making this slightly sweet brisket. Although it takes 4-5 hours to cook, it basically cooks itself as it makes it’s own sauce. All you have to do is combine the  ingredients, pour over the brisket and shove it in the oven. Perfect for a potluck […]

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Sicilian Spezzatino

Tweet Braised, roasted, simmered and stewed, these are the types of dishes that are calling my name. When the weather is cold outside, few things are more comforting than a pot roast in the oven or a simmering stew on the stove. An Italian stew is called spezzatino (Italian verb spezzare means “to cut up”) […]

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Stufato di Manzo with Polenta (Beef Stew)

Tweet This stew is the equivalent of the basic “little black dress,”  the essential recipe to have in your repertoire that you can serve anytime. You can dress her up for company or keep her simple and rustic depending on the occasion. The ingredients are accessible and affordable creating a richly flavored dish that is […]

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