Curried Butternut Squash Ravioli

curried butternut squash ravioli

Indian curry sauce may sound like an unlikely partner to toss with Italian ravioli but the savory, slightly spicy flavor of the cream sauce works wonderfully with sweet butternut squash ravioli.  Topped with caramelized butternut squash, crunchy toasted almonds, sweet raisins and green scallions, it’s colorful and delicious. The warm spices, rich flavors and fresh […]

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Why Munich Should Be On Your Bucket List

Munich Germany

If you have never been to Munich, put it on your bucket list for when we can once again travel. While known for its famous Octoberfest, the Hofbräuhaus, lederhosen, dirndls, beer and sausage, it has much more to discover…it’s called one of the most livable cities in the world. While travel plans have been put […]

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Mexican Mole Verde With Roasted Chicken

roast chicken topped with green mole

A traditional Mexican mole verde, sometimes called pipian verde, is a cooked green sauce based on ground pumpkin seeds, green chiles and tomatillos. While dark moles are very complicated, have lots of ingredients and take hours to make, mole verde is fresh, vibrant and easier to prepare. Travel around Mexico and you will find that each […]

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Oven Baked BBQ Spare Ribs

oven baked spare ribs

Craving BBQ ribs but you don’t own a smoker or grill? Maybe you do but the weather is frightful outside…no problem, you can make oven baked pork spare ribs. Baked low and slow, this recipe produces lip smacking good ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender and succulent. Fall-off-the-bone tender oven baked spare ribs are perfect when […]

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Summer Succotash

summer succotash

Succotash is a classic side dish of fresh sweet corn and tender baby lima beans. Whether serving it as part of an outdoor summer barbecue, a potluck dinner or even at your next holiday gathering, you must give this bright, colorful and delicious dish a try. While many think of succotash as a Southern dish, […]

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Pork Tenderloin With Bourbon Peach Sauce

pork tenderloin with bourbon peach sauce

If sweet summer peaches are one of your favorite fruits, then you are going to love this wonderfully tender and flavorful pork recipe. Prime pork tenderloin is butterflied, spread with an herb paste, rolled then brushed with a vibrant, sweet and slightly spicy peach bourbon sauce and roasted. To my thinking, there is nothing like […]

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Flounder Oreganata

flounder Oreganata

If you have been hesitant about cooking fish, you can’t go wrong preparing crunchy breadcrumb and herb topped Flounder Oreganata. This Italian American favorite is quick and easy to prepare. Mix up the breadcrumb topping, place on the fish and bake until golden brown…as simple as that. The Oreganata crumb topping is also delicious on other […]

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Summer Peach Salad

peach and blue cheese salad

A good meal is a sum of all its parts, no matter how simple it may be. A summer peach salad with only a few ingredients can be outstanding, if each ingredient can not only stand on its own but creates a beautiful harmony when they are all tossed together. The sweetness of fresh ripe […]

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Casarecce Pasta With Italian Sausage And Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)

pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe

Originating in Sicily, casarecce pasta is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight pasta dish when combined with sausage and greens. The broccoli rabe, also known as rapini and cime di rapa, with its slightly bitter taste complements the richness of Italian sausage for a delectable meal. Italy has a wide range of pastas and casarecce is […]

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A Taste Of The Ligurian Coast Of Italy

The Ligurian Region Of Italy

“A small handful of Pignoli or pine nuts, fragrant rosemary, thyme, garlic and olive oil create a light sauce that is drizzled over simple sautéed chicken breasts to create a meal that will transport you to the Ligurian region of Italy.” Liguria is a narrow crescent shaped region, from the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea to […]

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