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Easy Italian Pulled Pork

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Make Homemade Limoncello


Harvest Grape Bread

Tips for Homemade Marinara Sauce

Breakfast Fruit Walkaway is a family favorite

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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A Delicious Vegetarian Dish: Pasta alla Norma

Eating Our Way Through the Amalfi Coast

My Camera Bag that does not look like a Camera Bag!

Make Whipped Cream Firm

My Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Stuffed Pizza Bread


Here is a fun recipe for parties and get togethers because people think it's just a loaf of bread and then you slice into it - surprise!  It's pizza inside!  And these are so easy to make.  If you haven't attempted to make pizza dough yet, please start now with these.  You will love them.  

Pizza dough is not at all hard.  You have all the ingredients on hand right now in your pantry.  For this dough, all the ingredients are just blended together in one big bowl.  You finish the dough by kneading it a bit on the counter. That's it.  Let it rise.  Divide the dough in half and roll the halves out into rectangles.  Spread out your topping ingredients on the doughs, roll them up and bake.  You can totally do that!

I do encourage you, though, to use instant yeast instead of regular active dry yeast.  I wrote a post about that a while back and there is absolutely no reason to use active dry yeast, which requires a proofing step.  Do yourself a favor and only stock your pantry with instant yeast - and just skip the proofing step in any recipe.

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Lasagna alla Norma (Eggplant Lasagna)

Do you remember the classic Sicilian pasta dish Pasta alla Norma that I posted a while back?   It's a great vegetarian dish made with eggplant, capers and tomatoes.  Well, I thought it might be fun to turn it into a lasagna for this post. 

It's very simple to make - the method I prefer for the eggplant is just to roast it in the oven instead of frying. I like it much better this way and it's in fact a lot easier and uses a lot less oil. The whole lasagna can be assembled ahead of time if you want and refrigerated.  Just bring it to room temperature a bit before popping it in the oven to bake.


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Limoncello Biscotti



Breaking out the limoncello at this freezing time of year makes me dream of the Amalfi coast and the warm sunshine and beautiful lemons there.  I was going to make limoncello cookies, but then decided to do a limoncello biscotti recipe - better for dunking in hot coffee.  

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