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Happy Meal – White Bean, Chicken, And Pasta

The traditional Italian dish “pasta e fagioli” translates to “pasta and beans.” And that’s just what I’m cooking! Cannellini or white beans are the common beans …

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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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Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Zucchini NOT Included

Summer is winding down, and I don’t think I’ve ever been looking forward to a cool rainy afternoon as much as this year. It was one …

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Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

This month’s five favorites start with a great memory I wanted to share while we were in Italy last September. We ran into Phil Rosenthal, the …

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Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

  This month’s Five Favorites topics focus on garden safety, properly washing produce, the many uses of cinnamon, new uses for pasta, and threats to 10 foods …

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Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

“June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the second of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the third of five …

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Sicilian Caponata Marries Pasta

One of my favorite things to do is to take cooking classes. Shocker I know. What I love about taking a class is learning new cooking …

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Love Hungarian Style… Converted To Italian Style Goulash

Do you have a favorite “go-to” meal that you just have to have when you are not feeling well? Soups have such a calming and nurturing …

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow – You’ll Find Artisan Pasta

When you think of a rainbow, I’m sure you don’t automatically think of rainbow-colored artisan pasta… or do you? If nothing else, this blog might encourage …

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Cooking The Books – Fettuccine With Sage Butter, Bacon, And Artichokes

Cooking The Books is a clever title for a book club that focuses on cookbooks. Our local library hosts this bookclub every month and it’s not …

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The Many Faces of (Italian) Crockpot Chicken

December is typically a month with a flurry of activities. Whatever holiday you celebrate or traditions you follow, there’s usually a need for a quick and …

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