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12 Best Gifts for Cooking & Baking Italian

If you love Cooking & Baking Italian, then this gift guide is for you.  Everything from savory to sweet. This Christmas make a baker or cook happy! 12 Best Gifts for Cooking & Baking Italian As you know I love sharing all the Italian Recipes that I learned in Italy either from my mother-in-law, friends……

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

It is pumpkin spice time again and it is time to enjoy one of my favorite fall flavors yet again. Although Italians do not use winter squash often in desserts, muffins surprisingly enough, are becoming more and more commonplace here in Italy and are sold in many grocery stores and local coffee bars. Zucca, or…

Best Cowboy Cookies

Best Cowboy Cookies

These are the most popular cookie on the net called Cowboy cookies. These cookies are an oatmeal base cookie with 3 different kinds of fat for flavor, crunch and softness. I have adapted these cowboy cookies to be soft inside and crunchy outside. You can add so many variations and make them your own style….

Easy Italian Apple Cake

Italian Apple Cake, a moist soft full of chopped apples anytime cake.  A perfect Breakfast, Snack or even Dessert Cake.  All it needs is a dusting of powdered sugar! Italian Apple Cake I once asked the Italian what in his opinion was National Cake of Italy.  He promptly answered “Ciambellone”, with my kids nodding their……

Instant Pot Meaty Rabbit Ragu

Growing up I was not much of an adventurous eater, but to be honest, my Mom was not much of an adventurous cook. Although she could make a great pot roast, delicious cabbage rolls, and always nailed the roast turkey at Christmas, our usual meals included meat, a starch, and a vegetable, often canned. Marrying…

Crepe Cannelloni with Cheese & White sauce

Homemade Crepe Cannelloni with Cheese & White Sauce, a delicious way to serve a Baked Pasta.  Soft  crepes  filled with 3 types of cheese and topped with a homemade white sauce. Then Baked to perfection! Crepe Cannelloni with White Sauce I recently reposted Crepe Cannelloni with Meat Sauce so I decided that I would need……

Caponata Recipe – The Best Sicilian Eggplant Appetizer

Caponata Recipe – The Best Sicilian Eggplant Appetizer

Caponata is a Sicilian appetizer that is made from eggplant, and since eggplant season is almost over, I decided to share with you Nonna Sara’s recipe. Throughout Sicily, there are countless variations of Caponata, some with octopus, seafood or with pinenuts and raisins, but Nonna’s recipe adds potatoes and bell peppers, which is what I…

Olive Harvest 2018

We have finally completed our olive harvest this year as we had to break it up into two parts a week apart because we had so many olives. I am not complaining, more olives are great as they mean more delicious extra virgin olive oil for us. We had had a couple of hard years…

The Best Cranberry Scones

These Cranberry Scones are quick and easy, just a bowl and a fork is all you need.  The perfect scone recipe you won’t be looking anywhere else for a recipe.  Cranberry Scones I love scones, I could eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner and yes I usually do!  So of course when Terri suggested the……

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ November 4th, 2018

Friday photos are a little late this week as we spent a few days in Venice. Right now in Umbria, it is all about new olive oil, truffles, and chestnuts and there are a number of festivals held every weekend to celebrate the bounty. This weekend we visited a white truffle festival in Citta di…

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