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Peanut Butter Fudge

My grandfather used to make batch after batch of different types of fudge for the holidays, and keep them cold in the breezeway of his home. We’d enter the house, and be welcomed by trays of fudge awaiting delivery to family and friends. Our favorite was always the peanut butter variety. 1/4 cup roasted unsalted […]

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Pork with Grilled Vegetable Pisto

Pisto is a Spanish mixture of vegetables very similar to French ratatouille or Italian caponata. It can be served both hot (topped with a fried egg) and cold, as a salad or side dish. 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped, plus 1/2 […]

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Baking and Cookie Sheets: A Review

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Cooking School Adventures

I’ve been lucky when it comes to learning how to make my way through the kitchen. As a child, I spent a lot of time there, with my mom and my grandmother, learning how to make everything from chili to pie, and from pancakes to dumplings. Sure, I’ve had my ups and downs, but my […]

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It’s officially soup season here at our house. Although we enjoy soup  year-round, it is when the chill is in the air that we truly embrace a … [Read More...]

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Savoring Sagrantino: Enjoying Umbria’s Signature Wines

The Montefalco Consortium, which oversees the historic Montefalco wine producing region of Italy, located in Umbria, is celebrating the 5th annual Sagrantino Month in November. The promotion was created to educate consumers, press and the trade. Earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to learn more about Montefalco, a region in Umbria regarded for […]

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Alessi Circus

My kitchen is always a circus. Pots clanging, kids speeding through, water boiling, dishes in the sink, me yelling, “Can someone please set the table!” It’s energy-filled, excitement, with a bit of chaos. That’s exactly why I love the new Alessi Circus collection. Not necessarily the same hectic ‘circus’ I described, rather a refined and […]

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