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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread I have had many Irish Soda Breads that I purchased from a bakery or a grocery store.  Some good and some so dry that I immediately needed to grab for something to drink to get it down.  The one I liked the […]

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata I remember the first time I ate Chicken Piccata.  I am Italian, but my parents never made Chicken Piccata at home when I was growing up.  I was at a conference in Charleston, SC back in the 90’s.  I remember sitting quietly on […]

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup Stuffed Peppers are great for dinner.  However, they need plenty of time to cook.  I have cooked Stuffed Peppers in the oven or in a crock pot.  You just need to adjust the time for the crockpot, but typically they are more […]

Pecan Tassies (Pecan Nut Cups)

Pecan Tassies (Pecan Nut Cups)

Pecan Tassies Pecan Tassies (also known as Pecan Nut Cups or Pecan Delights)…are wonderful little nut cups, made with a cream cheese pastry dough and filled with a suburb pecan/walnut filling.  The perfect bite-size treat!     I tried to find the origin of this […]

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style)

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style)

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style) As I sit here writing out this Spaghetti Sauce recipe, the memories of sitting in my Grandmother’s tiny kitchen watching my Grandmother and Aunts make the sauce for Sunday dinner or the holidays come rushing back.  Like many Italian families, […]

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter Need a quick appetizer for New Year’s.  An Antipasto Platter is the perfect choice.  No cooking which makes this appetizer extremely easy.  The hardest thing you will need to do is marinate the cheese balls. Antipasto means “before the meal” and is similar […]

Focaccia

Focaccia

Focaccia I used to make bread from scratch years ago.  There is nothing better than smelling fresh bread baking in the oven.  2020 is only a few days away and I have decided to add some bread baking back into my repertoire.  I typically buy […]

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad After Christmas, I like to keep it light and a Caprese Salad is just the thing to make the evening special.  A very simple dish to make with only a few ingredients, grape tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar.  No recipe […]

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies This posting is somewhat bittersweet for me, as Gingerbread Cookies are typically one of the last Christmas cookies that I make each year.  Gingerbread Cookies are the quintessential Christmas cookie.  I have been using this recipe since the 1970s.  It has the perfect […]

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies Your cookie jar should be getting filled by now with all of these cookie recipes I have been sharing.  Every cookie baker should have a classic Spritz Cookie recipe in their repertoire and here is mine. Spritzgebäck, oftened shortened to Spritz in the […]


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