Beyond Pumpkin Pie: A Cake For Hazelnuts Lovers

Since my first Thanksgiving in the USA I have been trying to bring a little bit of Italy to the holiday's table. After all, in Italy we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie is not an Italian typical dessert, and turkey is definitely not one of my preferred meal. Two days until Thanksgiving; Are visions of …

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Baroque & Chocolate . . . This is Modica, Sicily

It is no secret that I love architecture and chocolate. I knew that no trip to Sicily would have been complete without a trip to Modica.

A recipe from Piemonte: Brasato al Barolo . . . A Perfect Holiday dish!

I haven't been very active on my blog lately and apologize for that. Many things have kept me occupied, however, I could not let the Holidays go by without thanking all of you for your support through my first year of blogging. I shall also thank two very special bloggers, Meg at Meg Travels and …

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Three Days in Florence . . . Day Two

I hope you enjoyed My Day one of our Three days in Florence and I trust you are ready for day two. Last Spring when I was in Florence I stayed at the Pitti Palace Hotel; My room was not the best, the hotel, however, is located right on Ponte Vecchio and, best of all, it has …

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Torta Caprese for Valentine’s Day

I am back! I can’t believe this is my first blog in February. Time really flies! I have been busy preparing for the classes that I will be teaching at the end of the month, I have been away with my family for a weekend to celebrate my son’s 21st birthday and . . . …

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