Month: December 2012

Foodie Gifts

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  In Italy it is traditional to give gifts of food during the Christmas season, a practice I have undertaken for many years. It gives me great joy to make…

Holiday Cake Pops

  Fun for all, especially the little ones, these cake pops are the solution to “How can we eat our cake and go on our walk at the same time?”…

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

  The candy cane, synonymous with Christmas, began as a straight white stick of sugary candy. In the late 1600’s, (about the same time Europeans began using Christmas trees) a…

Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

  The only fudge I have ever made (usually for the holidays) is from the recipe on the back of the can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Last week,…

Almond Ravioli Biscotti

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  Tis the season for some serious cookie baking! Biscotti (cookies) are enjoyed year round, especially during the holidays. They seem to make an appearance at every gathering from the…

Sweet Rosemary Nuts

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  This is a fragrant small bite (Merenda) that is just right for entertaining. These are no ordinary mixed nuts, slightly sweet with a kiss of spice, they bring a…

The Perfect Gift

  “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese, Italian poet and novelist. It was the magi, the Three Wise Men, who started the gift-giving custom of Christmas,…

Trivia Game for Food Lovers

  Whether you are an avid reader of gourmet magazines, enjoy planning dinner parties, like to cook or just love good food, this trivia game will have everyone coming back…

Anise & Grape Focaccia

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  Focaccia, once the food of peasants, is simply a bit of leavened dough flavored with fresh herbs, olive oil, sea salt and whatever your imagination can afford. Seasonal ingredients…

Fichi Marmellata

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  The first house I ever lived in on my own was in Willow Glen (San Jose area of California), and what Realtor’s would call “cozy and charming” meaning it…
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