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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


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

Tips for Homemade Marinara Sauce

Breakfast Fruit Walkaway is a family favorite

A Delicious Vegetarian Dish: Pasta alla Norma

Love knitting? Come read my knitting blog, Italian Dish Knits.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Eating Our Way Through the Amalfi Coast

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

Make Whipped Cream That Lasts

My Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Butternut Squash Soup

Lemon Cake from Capri

Cacio e Pepe

Thoughts About Making Espresso

Charred Corn Salad


Green Bean, Potato, Pasta Salad with Pesto

Learn How to Make Artisan Bread with no Kneading for Pennies


 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

My Mom's Pork Chops

Chocolate Panna Cotta


My Five Inexpensive Kitchen Essentials

Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese


Poinsettia Cocktail

A little holiday cocktail for you!  This involves bubbly Prosecco, frozen cranberries and a little hint of orange. It's easy and festive and pretty.


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Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

I'm finally putting this recipe up on the blog.  This delicious breakfast casserole is something I've been making on Christmas morning for years and years.  I do it because my mother-in-law gave me the original recipe and I make it for my husband.  So it's become a tradition and I serve it every Christmas morning. We give a big neighborhood Christmas Eve open house every year, so when I am preparing dishes for that on the 24th, I go ahead and make this dish and stick it in the fridge. Then, on Christmas morning, I get up and pop it in the oven while we open gifts and it takes about an hour to heat up.  It's perfect timing! Serve it with a bowl of fresh fruit and you're all set. 

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Arancini from Sicily - Rice Balls Stuffed with Mozzarella

ceramic plate from Fifty One and a Half


See the quilt in the opening photograph?  I made that.  A lot of you probably know that I like to make things.  I cook, of course, but I like to knit and sew. I've started writing about what I'm sewing (mostly quilts) for fun and if you are into that sort of thing, I hope you will jump on over to Beech Tree Lane Handmade and follow me there!

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