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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….

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…

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…

Roman Style Chicken Recipe | Pollo alla Romana con Peperoni

Roman Style Chicken Recipe | Pollo alla Romana con Peperoni

Pollo alla Romana, or Roman chicken, is a wonderful, savory dish made with braised chicken and roasted peppers. A spice rub mixture of rosemary, sage, and oregano add extra flavor to the chicken itself, while tomato sauce, garlic, and white wine make up a mouth-watering sauce. This is a classic Roman dish that you will…

Chocolate Pear Ring Cake {Ciambelle alle Pere e Chocolate}

I think most cooks have a preference of either baking sweets or preparing savory dishes in the kitchen. I have never considered myself a baker as baking requires precise measurements and often takes a great deal of time. I love cooking in either of my kitchens, but I prefer making things that do not require careful…

Roasted Garlic Focaccia

Focaccia is so easy to make and the potential ways to flavor focaccia are endless. You can use a larger pan and create a crisper, thinner focaccia that is great to snack on or use a smaller pan to create a thicker, softer focaccia that can be cut into wedges and used as bread, or…

Pizza al Taglio Recipe – Roman Style Pizza by the slice recipe

Pizza al Taglio Recipe – Roman Style Pizza by the slice recipe

If you are a pizza lover (and who isn’t?), it’s time to try your hand at making something a little different from your usual traditional pizza dough. With fresh ingredients arranged in colorful stripes, this unique pizza is fun, flavorful, and easy to make. You don’t even need a special pizza pan! Naples is the…

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta & Hazelnuts

With Thanksgiving just a little over a month away, I have been working on creating some new vegetable side dishes that will work well with any protein you choose. I love Brussels sprouts and often include them into my holiday menu, despite that fact that they are not the vegetable of choice for my Son-in-law…

Calamarata Pasta with Zucchini, Calamari and Tuna Bottarda Recipe

Calamarata Pasta with Zucchini, Calamari and Tuna Bottarda Recipe

The calamarata pasta with bottarga, zucchini and calamari is an inviting and delicious pasta dish. Easy and quick recipe to prepare, the result is very tasty and suitable for any occasion. The delicate flavors of zucchini and calamari are enlivened by the presence of tuna bottarga, a perfect dish for a late summer dinner with…

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