Category Archives: italia


It’s been quite a while since I did a post where I share step-by-step photo instructions.  Tiramisu seemed like the perfect opportunity to remedy that fact.  My sister Jenna is in town for a few days, and she wanted to … Continue reading

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Prosciutto & Spinach Panini with Pesto & Yogurt Cheese

I love panini!  Somehow, eating meat on bread becomes less of an issue for me when it’s pressed, hot, and cheesy.  Also little grammar lesson for you?  Do not try to pluralize it as “paninis”.  It is already plural, kind … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

So, World Nutella Day is today, February 5, and in order to assist you in celebrating this illustrious holiday, I present to you a slammin’ chocolate cupcake recipe from my friend Samantha (who brought us this and this) and an … Continue reading

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Ham, Brie, & Green Apple Panini with Homemade Potato Chips

While Andrew and I were saving for our wedding, I got a waitressing job to help out with expenses.  I ended up meeting some amazing people and eating some fantastic food.  The Grill was a really great restaurant with a … Continue reading

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is an Italian restaurant staple.  A buttery, lemony sauce with capers, a thin piece of chicken, served with pasta…what could be bad about that?  The problem for me is, most restaurants use way too much lemon in their … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Julie Andrews might have been happy with doorbells and sleighbells and schnitzel with noodles, but me, I like food.  And things having to do with food.  I got a bunch of great foodie Christmas gifts this year, some that I … Continue reading

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Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Escarole

This soup has so many delicious Italian ingredients – cheese tortellini, spicy sausage, escarole – that you know it’s going to be fantastic!  What I like best about this is that it comes together in half an hour and it … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies: Pizelle

Last year, I made Christmas cookies as gifts, and this year I’m continuing the tradition.  Though I made eight different types of cookies last year, the only one I posted was Gingerbread.  This year, I’m repeating several of the same … Continue reading

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Cheater’s Homemade Pizza

Though I’d love to make my own pizza dough every time I have a hankering for pizza, that doesn’t always cut it in the “quick weeknight meal” category. Especially if I end up making Andrew put the pizzas together! Plus, … Continue reading

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Seafood Linguine

Andrew and I have been married since June 2008. Even though we now have a wedding anniversary to celebrate, I think it’s fun to celebrate our “dating anniversary” too. There are so many sad days in life, don’t you think … Continue reading

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