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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


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

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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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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Spring Asparagus Appetizers

Thoughts About Making Espresso

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Cranberry Cake


Green Bean, Potato, Pasta Salad with Pesto

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


My Five Inexpensive Kitchen Essentials

Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese


Chicken Ragu Sauce Over Orecchiette


This is absolutely one of my favorite pasta sauces.  I make a traditional bolognese or ragu sauce frequently from ground beef and pork, but this sauce is very different.  I make it from chicken thighs, which I braise, remove from the pot and then shred, removing the meat from the bone.  The meat is then placed back into the sauce to cook further. It has a very full, rich flavor from the vegetables, broth, wine and the addition of tomato paste (I used my homemade estratto from this fall).  You can serve this over any pasta.  I like orecchiette ("little ears" in Italian) because it holds the sauce so well.  This is also great over homemade gnocchi.

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The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken


When The Daring Kitchen asked me to review “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” by Laura Schenone, I was excited because I had seen the book before and I have quite an interest in making ravioli.  This particular ravioli is made with a special rolling pin that has a checkerboard pattern which makes ravioli very quickly.  It's a fun method to try and I think if you are a beginner to ravioli, it is an especially easy method. 

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Nutella Bread

It's World Nutella Day.  I'll bet some of you didn't even know that! It's a day created for Nutella lovers by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso.  Bloggers from all around the world post recipes made with Nutella and Sara and Michelle will both have a roundup of all the recipes on February 8th.  if you head on over to World Nutella Day and click on "Nutella Recipes" you can see recipes from years past.

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