3 December, 2016

Pizzelles For Sharing At Holiday Time

Pizzelles For Sharing At Holiday Time
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  Pizzelles are the oldest known cookie from the mid-section of Italy.  They were made many years ago for the “Festival of the Snakes” also known as the “Feast Day of San Domenico” in the Italian region of Abruzzo.  The legend is that after the snakes were chased out of the Ortona village, everyone celebrated with
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2 December, 2016

Puff The Magic…. Apple Pancake

Puff The Magic…. Apple Pancake
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It’s the weekend or holiday, and you want to make something special for breakfast. This tasty treat may be it! And it feeds four people easily. The next question is to peel or not to peel the apple? I like apple peel so it doesn’t matter to me if the peel is included. I didn’t find
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1 December, 2016

Lazy Day Lasagna

Lazy Day Lasagna
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After October 31st it seems like the holidays and celebrations fill the calendar. It’s a fast ride from here to the New Year.  The holidays bring out family and cultural traditions. During holiday dinners Italians and Italian Americans usually serve a pasta dish before serving the main course. People were preparing food for days. When I was growing
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30 November, 2016

Pork Chops & Eggs – An Old School Coffee Shop Favorite

Pork Chops & Eggs – An Old School Coffee Shop Favorite
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Here’s a thought, when you have a small portion of leftover meat from last night’s dinner, why not add it to the next day’s breakfast or lunch? I have to confess that my husband is the “King of Opposition” when it comes to eating leftovers. What he doesn’t know (and please don’t tell him) is
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29 November, 2016

Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Parmesan Sage Pork Chops
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  I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with our great neighbors and friends. Yeah like you didn’t have a clue by now that that could be a highlight of my day. So when a friend shares a recipe they enjoy I love it! Pork chops are not my favorite meat, but adding two great ingredients like Parmesan
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28 November, 2016

Marsala Chicken aka Chicken Cooked in Wine – Oh Yah!

Marsala Chicken aka Chicken Cooked in Wine – Oh Yah!
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Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made with chicken, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It dates back to the 19th century, where it most likely originated from western Sicily, where Marsala wine is produced. It is believed to be a variation of traditional Italian scaloppini dishes.  There are numerous variations of Chicken Marsala recipes. This is not the
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27 November, 2016

Breakfast at Busick Court

Breakfast at Busick Court
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We were up at o’dark hundred on Saturday after Black Friday to get an early start on running errands. No, we weren’t going to join the thousands out super shopping. We needed practical things like gas for the car, yarn for an unfinished project, and a few essential items from the grocery store. And while we
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26 November, 2016

Simply Bread

Simply Bread
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I love making bread. I love the smell of bread baking in the oven. And of course I love eating it once it emerges hot from the oven, crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. And the flavor…. When you think about it, taste is really complex. It uses all five senses: smell, touch, sight
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25 November, 2016

Potato, Potaato, Pancakes – One Way To Use Leftovers

Potato, Potaato, Pancakes – One Way To Use Leftovers
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Woke up this morning remembering yesterday’s great feast with friends and then the song “Potato, potaato, tomato, tomaato….” started rattling around in my head. (Please excuse the misspelling — trying to empathize that the same word is pronounced differently in the song. If you missed the blog on homonyms, etc. click here for the Chili For a
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23 November, 2016

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving holiday in the US is tomorrow and I can picture most of you preparing something today for your dinner feast OR making reservations for a nearby restaurant. And that’s okay too!  While I try to be thankful and appreciative for all the fortunes of love, life, and laughter everyday, this time of year in particular we all
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22 November, 2016

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out
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We are invited by our good friend’s to join them and their family for Thanksgiving. And when I asked what contribution we could make to the dinner, MaryLou said “Cheese Ball for an appetizer.” Okay! Now which recipe do I want to make that will be tasty, but not too addictive. We’ll all want to
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21 November, 2016

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage
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Before everyone is tired of turkey recipes, I wanted to share this one for an easy turkey sausage. The recipe uses ground turkey so not a recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers – sorry. I’m not a big fan of sausage unless it is Italian sausage. And normally I would not eat sausage for breakfast
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