Christina’s Food and Travel

Ketchup Or Tomato Juice? That Is The Question

Believe it or not, this recipe started out to be tomato juice and ended up as ketchup. Do things like that ever happen in your kitchen? …

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Apple Of My Eye Pie

Fall in the Pacific Northwest brings out the “apple” in almost everyone’s eyes. According to Wikipedia, “The phrase apple of my eye refers to something or …

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Take Five Minutes (Cinqui Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five this month brings laughable moments, somewhat sad news, and a few interesting tidbits in-between.  Florence, Italy Banning Street Food.  L’Atalo-Americano shared this news which …

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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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Life Is Short So Let’s Make Dessert – Peach & Blueberry Cobbler And Vanilla Ice Cream

We had to have one more day before school starts to have some summer fun with the bonus grands. When they visit, we always plan a …

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