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Honeymoon Ravioli

Nutella Bread for Dessert or for Breakfast!


Learn to Make Fresh Pasta (with a video!)

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

A Delicious Vegetarian Dish: Pasta alla Norma

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Eating Our Way Through the Amalfi Coast

Make Whipped Cream Firm

My Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Easy Pork Osso Buco

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Bucatini all' Amatraciana

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Make Your Own Vanilla Extract


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My Mom's Pork Chops

Chocolate Panna Cotta


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Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese


Homemade Soft Pretzels


I had a neighbor many years ago who made these pretzels one day when our kids were in nursery school.  She made all the letters of the alphabet with them and the kids loved them.  They were so good and I couldn't believe you could make homemade pretzels like that. She gave me the recipe and I have been making them ever since. They're so easy and quick - you don't even have to let them rise.

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Italian Pulled Pork

I really love pork and one of my favorite cuts is the pork shoulder.  Sliced into steaks, it's one of my family's favorites on the grill with lots of cracked pepper and lemon.  Cooked whole and braised for hours in the oven, it becomes pulled pork.  It's a really versatile and delicious cut of meat.  In my version, San Marzano tomatoes and peperoncini are put into a big pot with the pork and cooked for about 5 hours.  The result is a tender, fall-apart pork with tangy sauce.


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Chocolate Peppermint Cake and How to Make the World's Best Frosting


I'm not a big frosting person and neither is anyone in my family because we don't like the sugary graininess that most frostings have.   But this frosting is different. This frosting has been my favorite way to make frosting for a long time now and if you like a creamy type of frosting, you will like this version.  It's super smooth and not over-the-top sweet.  


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