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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

I love to sew - come on over and see what I'm making!

Make Homemade Limoncello


Harvest Grape Bread

Tips for Homemade Marinara Sauce

Breakfast Fruit Walkaway is a family favorite

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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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Bucatini all' Amatraciana

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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits Require No Baking

Make Pie Dough in 60 Seconds!

Make Your Own Vanilla Extract


Spicy Bucatini all'Amatriciana - a Roman Classic

My Mom's Pork Chops

Chocolate Panna Cotta


My Five Inexpensive Kitchen Essentials

Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese


Fall Pizza Classes

I am announcing two pizza classes for Fall.  If you live in the mid-Michigan area, this is your chance to learn how to make homemade pizza and have a lot of fun, too! 

The dates are Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 17th from 1:00 - 4:00 in my home.

For more details, click on the "Cooking Classes" tab on this site. Space is limited!


Amaretto and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Toasted Almonds

Panna Cotta is a popular Italian dessert that's very easy to make and is a great do-ahead dessert.  This version makes an elegant presentation because it uses two different flavors of panna cotta - Amaretto and vanilla.  The layering is very pretty and the flavors make a nice, lighter tasting dessert than my previous chocolate version. Although there is a time and place for chocolate, right?

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Stabilized Whipped Cream


Yes, that's whipped cream on those cupcakes - that is not frosting. And that whipped cream will look just as nice the next day and the day after that. How? Because it's stabilized whipped cream and if you've ever wondered how professional bakers get whipped cream desserts to look nice for so long, you will want to read this post.

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