Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sicilian Pizza

When I was growing up my father made delicious Sicilian pizza every Friday night. It was a thick rectangular focaccia topped with sauce and cheese. My mother remembers her aunts making a similar version topped with anchovies, particularly during the … Continue reading

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Russian Potato and Green Bean Soup

This recipe came from my cousin Connie. It is a warming winter dish and quite economical. The technique is similar to the Russian Sauerkraut Soup recipe I posted a few years ago. I like to make this soup fairly thick … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

I have been blogging for almost five years and have never posted a chocolate cake recipe. It is time to add one. I love the flavor of chocolate combined with caramel. It works particularly well in these cupcakes. My children … Continue reading

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Orange Sage Cheese Spread

Orange mixed with sage is one of my favorite winter flavor combinations. It is particularly good in this cheese spread. If it is available, I use Laura Chenel’s chèvre for the creamiest texture and best flavor. The spread can be … Continue reading

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