Entries from 'Recipes'

Buttery Coffee Crumb Cake

  I woke up early yesterday and was checking my Facebook for any drama or Buzzfeed lists I might have missed when I was sleeping and was taken by a photo of a tasty looking crumbly coffee cake.  I’ve been feeling a little bit nostalgic lately. Mostly because of the upcoming holiday season. I really…

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Torta all’acqua alla Cioccolata/Chocolate “Water” Cake

Fair warning: I MAY have gone a bit crazy with pics on this post. I was trying out new techniques both pre-and post processing and decided to put them all on here for your consumption. Hope they tantalize your eyebuds! The other day my good friend and colleague came to work and handed me a book….

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Rosemary Chicken with White Wine Sauce

Can I tell you a secret? I’m not a huge fan of chicken. I eat it often enough, but when I do, it’s covered in sauces, or I add something to it just to give it a little taste. I’m not sure precisely why I don’t like the taste, but there’s just something about it that rubs…

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Spaghetti with Mussels and White Wine Sauce

In case you’ve been waiting with bated breath for my next post, I won’t leave you in despair for much longer. I went to Canada with my daughter for a couple of weeks to visit family and friends. Two weeks was too short, but you’ve got to take what you can get, am I right?…

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DIY Bruschetta

There is a restaurant that we love to go to that’s inexpensive, friendly, and delicious. You can find that combination pretty often here, but this place, at least for me, is special. Alessio and I had our first dinner out there with another couple, we’ve brought all family and friends who have visited there, and…

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Smoked Salmon Pasta

So another year is upon us. Another year to make (and keep!) resolutions to be more active, eat more cleanly, drink less, and spend more time reading and travelling. Well, if you’ve made the resolution to eat more cleanly, then perhaps you should just move on and find a different recipe on this site. Perhaps…

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Torta Salata – Spinach, Ricotta, and Parmigiano

Ah – the torta salata, or ‘salty cake’. Flaky pastry filled with imagination. It’s embarrassing to put this out there for public consumption because it’s so simple. You can make it harder on yourself by making the key ingredients from scratch, but why? Wouldn’t you rather whip this delightful dish together and spend the spare time doing…

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Do it Yourself: Nutella

DIY Nutella? DIY NUTELLA? That’s right. DIY Nutella. As in – Do. It. Yourself.  I won’t lie to you and tell you that I love Nutella sooooooo much and just dream about it and go weak at the knees whenever it looks my way. I won’t because it’s simply not true. I like Nutella, I do….

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Creamy Scalloped Potatoes & Bacon (Quick Prep)

I normally avoid cliches like the plague but with the American Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow I thought I’d jump on the foodie bandwagon and give you a quick and easy side dish for dinner. I used guanciale, which is pork meat from the cheek of the pig as I had it on hand however bacon…

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Tiramisu alla Nutella

It all started with a surreptitious link and message on Facebook from a colleague. “Oh! Are you going to make this for us, or what??” I had a look at the picture. Tiramisu alla Nutella. Hmmmm, could be interesting. I immediately responded to my colleagues “Of course I’ll make this for you! I don’t have…

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