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Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Cabernet Sauce

Braising is a cooking method I’ve been wanting to try ever since I treated myself to a Le Creuset dutch oven last year. What is braising, you ask? Allow...

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Baked Oatmeal

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone also knows that breakfast can be the most boring meal of the day. It becomes all...

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Cucidati – Italian Fig Cookies

Cucidati is a traditional Italian cookie, originating in Sicily, that is filled with a mixture of figs and other fruits, nuts, and seasonings. Some recipes vary but the “standard”...

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I have a rather brief history with bread pudding, having tried it for the first time only this past New Year’s Eve. But oh, I was in love. Perhaps...

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Triple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Traditionally, oatmeal cookies are made with the addition of raisins and not much else. I have occasionally come across recipes that will include nuts or chocolate chips in addition...

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Celebrating 2 Years of Blogging with Italian Walnut Pillow Cookies

Apparently I’m a bad partner to myself because I totally missed my own blogging anniversary! It was actually back on February 11th, which marked two years since my very...

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Ham and Split Pea Soup

Let’s be honest – split pea soup is by far one of the least appetizing dishes to look at. My grandma always made this when I was a younger...

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