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Learn to Make Fresh Pasta (with a video!)

Easy Italian Pulled Pork

Nutella Bread for Dessert or for Breakfast!


Tips for Homemade Marinara Sauce


You Really Should Make This Cinnamon Bread

Breakfast Fruit Walkaway is a family favorite

Make Homemade Limoncello


Tuscan Pork in a Baguette

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A Delicious Vegetarian Dish: Pasta alla Norma

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Eating Our Way Through the Amalfi Coast

Easy Asparagus Ravioli

Make Whipped Cream That Lasts

My Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Italian Easter Bread

Chicken Ragu Sauce

Pork Loin Stuffed with Cranberries & Pecans

Speedy Mini Lasagna Stacks


Steak with Salsa Verde Sauce

Learn How to Make Artisan Bread with no Kneading


"If it doesn't rot, it's not real food."

-Joel Salatin,
Polyface Farms 

 Thanks, Mom!


Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits Require No Baking

Make Pie Dough in 60 Seconds!

Make Your Own Vanilla Extract


Spicy Bucatini all'Amatriciana - a Roman Classic

Food Photography

Chocolate Panna Cotta


Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese

Thoughts About Making Espresso


Tarragon Chicken

ceramic platter from Fifty One and a Half


Here is an oldie but a goodie.  I made this dish a lot when I was first married.  It was simple, lowfat and it felt like a fancy dish even if it wasn't.  Most of the items are things you already have on hand, so there isn't a lot of special items to get - maybe just the fresh tarragon.  It's quick to make, too.  You can have this dish on the table within 30 minutes.  

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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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