Month: September 2018

End The Leftover Challenge With Chicken Pasta Salad

Lunch at our house often turns out to be a repurposing of last night’s dinner. Hubby is not a fan of leftovers so I have to …

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Chocolate Espresso Energy Bars

  Chocolate and espresso are two of my favorite ingredients to pair in recipes. So I figured these bars just had to be good, right? Not …

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French Toast – Does It Have Italian Roots?

  You don’t have to be French to enjoy French Toast. How did this breakfast treat get its name anyway? Well there’s quite a controversy going …

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Top Secret Pasta Sauce – If I Tell You, I Might Have To K… You

Sunday is sauce day in a typical Italian family’s house. My grandmother followed that tradition for many years. It was expected that we had Sunday dinner …

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Chop’in Broccoli, Chop’in Brocco-la, Chop’in Brocco-laaa Soup

Are you familiar with the song that Dana Carvey sang called “The Lady I Know?” For some reason that song was rolling around in my head …

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Balsamic Glazed Sweet Beans

Scarlett runner beans are not a universally well-known bean. Since my hubby started growing them a few years ago I’ve been working on converting recipes for …

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The Italian Roast Beef Encounter

Do I call this The Italian Roast Beef Encounter because it’s smothered in wine and tomatoes? Is it because there are about nine cloves of garlic …

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Take Five Minutes (Cinqui Minuti) For Five Favorites

September signals the beginning of Fall, school resuming after summer, and harvests emptying gardens of summer vegetables. Change is in the air and can effect many …

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