Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Lamb Stew

The temperatures seem to rise and fall unpredictably during the spring season. One day I will turn on air conditioning and the next day the furnace. When you have a cooler day, try making this delicious stew. I think it … Continue reading

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Italian Easter Sweet Bread

Here is one more Easter recipe. I sometimes make this sweet Easter loaf to go with our Italian Easter dinner. It is moist, soft, and sweet and looks very inviting on a holiday table. The dough is generally easy to … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice Spiral-sliced Ham

This is my homemade version of honey-baked ham. The flavor is close to the name brand but without the high price tag. I use Kirkland spiral-sliced ham from Costco and make my own spice coating. You will need a kitchen … Continue reading

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Whenever I am craving cookies but don’t want to fuss with chilling dough, sticky frosting, or sprinkles, I turn to biscotti. This chocolate almond biscotti recipe is one of my favorites. These cookies contain two kinds of chocolate, are dairy-free, … Continue reading

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Italian Easter Rice Pie

Last year I posted our family’s recipe for Italian Easter wheat pie. This year I want to share an Italian-American version made using rice in place of wheat. My own spin is the addition of maraschino cherries. As the pie … Continue reading

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