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Beef Carpaccio

I recently hosted a 12 person sit down Italian dinner at my house. Menu planning involved me pulling from my childhood memories and my travels to the country that has my heart. When I was 20 I was lucky enough … Continue reading

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What’s Up Doc? Honey Orange Roasted Carrots

Ingredients: 1 bundle of organic orange carrots, stems removed (thin carrots work best) 1 bundle of organic purple carrots, stems removed (thin carrots work best) 3 tbs spoons of local honey Juice from 1 large orange 1/4 cup of olive … Continue reading

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Indian Summer Pasta. Feels Like Summer, Tastes Like Fall

  INGREDIENTS: 2 tbs butter 1 tbs olive oil 3/4 lb of your favorite pasta. I used “I Sedanini”, but ziti, farfalle, orchiette all work! 3  cups of butternut squash, peeled and cubed. 3 links of sweet Italian sausage. Remove … Continue reading

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Mezcal Tinto

I’ve never really been in LOVE with mezcal. Tequila yes. Mezcal not convinced. Then during one of our most recent “moms night out” I was served the most delicious, well balance mezcal drink.  I immediately asked the bartender for his … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Fall Frittata

There is nothing more satisfying than a frittata filled to the brim with all of your favorite things! This hearty frittata has sweet Italian sausage, butternut squash, sweet potatoes,  asparagus and goat cheese. It’s a perfect fall meal that you can … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Romesco! Presto!

Romesco sauce is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated from Northeastern Spain. The fishermen in this area made this sauce to be eaten with fish. I make jars of it and use it on everything from fish, to chicken to roasted … Continue reading

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Ribollita- Italian Veggie and Bread Soup

Ribollita (click on link for video) is historically a Tuscan peasant dish. It was originally made by reheating (Ribollita literally means Reboiling) the leftover minestrone or vegetable soup and adding to it some day old bread. I first tasted Ribollita almost 20 years … Continue reading

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Veggies Your Kids Will Eat: Baby Elotes aka Mexican Corn

If  you desperately trying to get your kids to EAT THEIR VEGGIES, I’m very confident that this recipes will win your little ones over! My son won’t eat regular corn, but he devours these baby elotes! BABY ELOTES-MEXICAN CORN: INGEDIENTS: … Continue reading

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Ricotta Meatballs with Cacio e Pepe

No child can resist the classic comfort of spaghetti and meatballs! I present to you a super easy pasta dish paired with the most amazing meatballs you’ve ever had! Cacio e Pepe with ricotta meatballs is a twist on the … Continue reading

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Pistachio Pesto Gnocchi with Peas, Edamame & Avocado

My 5 year-old son approached me after dinner the other night and in the softest, sweetest voice EVER said, “Mom, you know what we haven’t had in lowng (long) time? We haven’t had gnocchi (pronounced perfectly).” This only affirmed that … Continue reading

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