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Ice Day! What’s cooking in my kitchen?(recipe)

Ice Day! What’s cooking in my kitchen?(recipe)

Although I live in Canada, I am not fond of Winter. Just the thought of boots, coats, and scarves has always evoked a long sigh from me! As an adult, I finally acquired proper Winter gear only when I became a mother at 28 years old and realized that if you dress...

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Summer is in full swing….and berries are in season! (recipe)

Summer is in full swing….and berries are in season! (recipe)

I love Summer! Beautiful weather, more family time and the beautiful local fruits and vegetables are in full swing! I love to make my old stand by recipes but every once in a while I am introduced to a new ingredient that challenges me. This weekend my husband, the...

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Peperoncini and chili infused olive oil……(recipe)

Peperoncini and chili infused olive oil……(recipe)

My family's ancestral region of Calabria is famous for the peperoncini or chili peppers! My childhood home had a large vegetable garden and my parents grew a few varieties of peppers. Once harvested my mother would dry the chili peppers on cookie sheets in the...

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Semolina or Semola…what’s the difference? (Pasta recipe)

Semolina or Semola…what’s the difference? (Pasta recipe)

Growing up in an Italian-Canadian household my mother always added semola flour to her bread and thick crust pizza doughs. It always gave the dough a lovely yellow tinge and produced wonderful results. It used to be very hard to find in North America but I am finding...

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Baked pasta on a weeknight? You betcha! (recipe)

Baked pasta on a weeknight? You betcha! (recipe)

Growing up in a traditional Italian family in the 1970's & 1980's our special meals usually consisted of a homemade lasagna or homemade cannelloni, all from scratch...fresh pasta and sauce. This was traditionally served on Sunday, after church for lunch or...

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