Monthly Archives: March 2012

Easter Baking – Pupa Con L’Uova (Italian Easter Cookies)

I love this time of year when winter ends and spring begins. There is such a sense of renewal and hope and I love the anticipation of gardening again. It has warmed up earlier than normal. We have leaves forming … Continue reading

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Blood Orange and Roasted Plum Sorbet

The first time I ever tasted a blood orange was in Italy in 1987. I immediately fell in love with the combination of orange and raspberry overtones and the gorgeous deep red color. I also could not get enough of … Continue reading

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Baked Macaroni with Cauliflower and Sausage

This is a one of my favorite baked pasta dishes. The original recipe came from my Aunt Fran. She made it with ground beef and peas, sometimes substituting cauliflower for the peas. I like the combination of sweet Italian sausage … Continue reading

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Stuffed Mussels

I have had a craving for seafood and fish lately and there seems to be a little more variety at the local markets since it is the Lenten season where fish is often eaten in place of meat. My husband … Continue reading

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Potato Gratin

This potato dish comes from my husband’s family. His mom usually made it for the holidays. It is a great accompaniment to roast lamb, ham, or beef so if you are looking for an easy and delicious side for Easter … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Italian-style Pot Roast

I know spring is not far off, but early March is usually cold, occasionally snowy, and pot roast is still warm and inviting during this transitional month. This is a delicious and simple one pot meal. The recipe does require … Continue reading

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