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Easy Italian Pulled Pork

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Nutella Bread for Dessert or for Breakfast!

 

Tips for Homemade Marinara Sauce

Breakfast Fruit Walkaway is a family favorite

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Make Homemade Limoncello

 

These Aren't Pasta Noodles - They're Zucchini Noodles!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A Delicious Vegetarian Dish: Pasta alla Norma

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Eating Our Way Through the Amalfi Coast

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Make Whipped Cream That Lasts

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Make Healthy Homemade Apple Chips

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 Thanks, Mom!

 

Speedy Mini Lasagna Stacks

 

Winter Caprese Salad

Learn How to Make Artisan Bread with no Kneading for Pennies

 

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

 


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Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese

Thoughts About Making Espresso

Thursday
May282009

Bouchon Bakery's "Nutter Butter" Cookies

The last time we were in Napa Valley, I drove by Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery and I couldn't believe the line outside the door.  But that makes sense because anything that Thomas Keller does is going to be wildly popular.  Thomas Keller loves to put his own modern spin on old cookie classics, like the Oreo cookie and this one - the Nutter Butter. 

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Saturday
May232009

Pizza Quattro Stagioni

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that every Tuesday night in our household is pizza night.  I love that because I never have to think about what to make that night.  I just get the dough going sometime in the afternoon.  I let it proof and then I punch it down, break it up into individual dough balls and then let those rise.  We all fix our own personal size pizza.  I usually fix a vegetarian pizza and if I have some good quality anchovies, I will pop those on, too.  But sometimes I want a little variety and that is the time to make a "Pizza Quattro Stagioni".  This means "four seasons" in Italian and you simply divide the pizza up into four sections. It's traditionally made with artichokes, mozzarella, tomato sauce, ham and olives, but you can play around with it and make it with any combination you like.  

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Sunday
May172009

Rigatoni with Fava Beans and Pecorino

This is the beginning of fava bean season and many people are not sure how to prepare this spring vegetable.  They are becoming increasingly popular and you can find them at farmer's markets and even some grocery stores.  Some people call them broad beans, but most likely they will be labeled as fava beans.  These beans are very popular in Italy and many Italians like to eat them in the most simple manner - young favas, peeled and raw with a slice of pecorino. The flavor combination is perfect.

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