Canadian Bacon and Zucchini Frittata

Spring has sprung and with that comes this great breakfast or brunch dish that’s sure to impress everyone from kids to weekend guests.  Heck, pair it with a simple side salad and you’ve got yourself a tasty dinner, too! I love eggs – in every shape and

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Canadian Bacon and Zucchini Frittata

Spring has sprung and with that comes this great breakfast or brunch dish that’s sure to impress everyone from kids to weekend guests.  Heck, pair it with a simple side salad and you’ve got yourself a tasty dinner, too! I love eggs – in every shape and

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Lemon Thyme Chicken

I often find myself throwing things into my cart at the grocery store with no particular recipe in mind.  I pretty much just go with the flow of what sounds good, taking inspiration from various cooking/food blogs and websites. My

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Lemon Thyme Chicken

I often find myself throwing things into my cart at the grocery store with no particular recipe in mind.  I pretty much just go with the flow of what sounds good, taking inspiration from various cooking/food blogs and websites. My

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The Straight Dough Method

Ahhh! There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread. And there’s nothing like creating that spectacular fragrance in your own kitchen. So let’s learn how… The straight dough method is the easiest of the dough-making methods. The straight dough method gets it name

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The Straight Dough Method

Ahhh! There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread. And there’s nothing like creating that spectacular fragrance in your own kitchen. So let’s learn how… The straight dough method is the easiest of the dough-making methods. The straight dough method gets it name

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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Whether you’re making roast pork loin, meatloaf, or pan fried chicken, mashed potatoes are always a great side dish. They are the perfect glue to bring everything in a meal together. Classic mashed potatoes, made with butter, cream, salt and pepper are

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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Whether you’re making roast pork loin, meatloaf, or pan fried chicken, mashed potatoes are always a great side dish. They are the perfect glue to bring everything in a meal together. Classic mashed potatoes, made with butter, cream, salt and pepper are

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Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

On those cold days in the middle of winter I find myself craving the scrumptious comfort foods that I grew up with. Macaroni and cheese is on the top of the list of go-to comfort food favorites.  I remember requesting

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Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

On those cold days in the middle of winter I find myself craving the scrumptious comfort foods that I grew up with. Macaroni and cheese is on the top of the list of go-to comfort food favorites.  I remember requesting

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How to Cook Pasta

Every time I watch someone drop pasta in a pot with cold water and then turn the burner on, I know in my heart that there’s an Italian grandmother out there crying. Heaps of tears!! I can’t tell you how many

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How to Cook Pasta

Every time I watch someone drop pasta in a pot with cold water and then turn the burner on, I know in my heart that there’s an Italian grandmother out there crying. Heaps of tears!! I can’t tell you how many

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasting is by far my favorite method for cooking vegetables, and one of my absolute favorite vegetables to cook is asparagus.  Roasting brings out a nuttiness in the asparagus, and with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper this dish may

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Roasted Asparagus

Roasting is by far my favorite method for cooking vegetables, and one of my absolute favorite vegetables to cook is asparagus.  Roasting brings out a nuttiness in the asparagus, and with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper this dish may

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Quick and Easy Garlic Bread

If you’re anything like me, you have those nights where you don’t really want to put much time and effort into making dinner. When time is short and motivation is low, I usually opt for pasta and crave some sort

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Quick and Easy Garlic Bread

If you’re anything like me, you have those nights where you don’t really want to put much time and effort into making dinner. When time is short and motivation is low, I usually opt for pasta and crave some sort

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Linguine Carbonara

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in Italy, having lived in Rome for six years.  Pasta , in all of its variety, is probably one of my favorite meals to make and eat.  A Roman specialty is spaghetti carbonara,

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Linguine Carbonara

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in Italy, having lived in Rome for six years.  Pasta , in all of its variety, is probably one of my favorite meals to make and eat.  A Roman specialty is spaghetti carbonara,

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Common Kitchen Measurement Conversions

I have compiled a few quick references for common kitchen measurement conversions. You can also download the Cooking_Conversions PDF so you can keep it in your kitchen. This will come in handy if you need to increase or decrease your recipe size. Alla Cucina

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Common Kitchen Measurement Conversions

I have compiled a few quick references for common kitchen measurement conversions. You can also download the Cooking_Conversions PDF so you can keep it in your kitchen. This will come in handy if you need to increase or decrease your recipe size. Alla Cucina

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