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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Frittata

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  Whether this frittata is paired with a hot cup of coffee and fresh oranges on a cold winter morning or a refreshing iced tea and vine-ripened tomatoes on a…

Salame Dolce

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  Italians, as a rule, do not eat dessert after a meal, choosing perhaps a piece of fruit instead. However, it is a well-known fact that we find time “between”…

Panettone Bread Pudding

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  Just the mere thought of panettone, the slightly sweet, Milanese Christmas bread, conjures up the aromas of citrus, vanilla and candied fruit. This holiday bread is traditionally made using…

Fresh Cherries

  Fresh, ripe seasonal fruit is the perfect snack or dessert. My place of choice to find the season’s best is at one of those country roadside stands or a…

Cappuccino on a stick

  A frozen version of my favorite coffee drink is nothing more than accidental genius. Accidental is the operative word here. I was making several batches of flavored ice cubes…

Olio in Cucina

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  There are three fruitiness intensity levels of extra virgin olive oil: Delicate, Medium and Robust. As a rule, delicate oils (depending on the cultivar) are made from ripe mature olives…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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  If I could have but three items in continuous and everlasting supply, my perpetual pantry would contain bread, olive oil and salt … in that order! Fresh olio d’oliva…

New Year Intention

  Christmas is over and on the first day of the new year many will be making resolutions, that unfortunately only a small percentage will be able to keep. So,…

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread …

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  Christians the world over recognize this line from the Lord’s prayer, a prayer I learned in catechism (the Gospel of Matthew version) many years ago and continue to pray…

Merenda (Small Bite)

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  In Italy, merenda is a nourishing “Small Bite” in it’s simplest form defined by the season, varies from region to region and is based on a respect for natural…

Cauliflower Greens Restelli

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  This recipe was created by a sous chef at the St. Louie Union Train Station, for the droves of Italian immigrants passing through in the late 1800’s. I came…

Buona Pasqua!

    Cari Amici, A few of my favorite dessert recipes for this special holiday include; Easter Bunny Cake, Crostata di Ricotta, Spring Cupcakes, Pignoli and of course anything with Cannoli…

Felice Anno Nuovo!

  A romantic dinner for two on the Grand Canal, the glow of Venice in the moonlight, and the food … oh, the glorious food.
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  Colazione, pranzo e cena (breakfast, lunch and dinner) – there’s no doubt about it, food is an important part of every day life. But food is more than just…
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