Category Archives: pignoli

Apr 21

Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe Pesto

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! Easter was a fun and food filled celebration, as usual. Waaaay too much, again, as usual. Which is why I opted for a lighter pasta dish. And it was a big hit. I … Continue reading

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Jul 15

Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Lemon and Spinach (and my giveaway winner!)

Happy Monday! Or is it? Letting go of a summer weekend is never easy. Too much fun to be had this time of year! And with dinner like this, you’ll feel like summer is never going to end. Perfect. Does … Continue reading

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Apr 11

Shaved Asparagus Salad

What words pop into your mind when you’re thinking about spring?  I have a few: baseball (go YANKEES!)flowerscleaning (guess I should start my spring cleaning one of these days…)asparagus Yes, asparagus.  One of my favorite vegetables.  And perfect this time … Continue reading

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Jun 30

The best green thing you’ve ever seen

There are lots of things my family loves…pasta, wine, cheese…and a big favorite in the vegetable group… ARTICHOKES. Sorry, but I have to shout it out.  Artichokes are wonderful.  I’ve been eating them for as long as I can remember…and … Continue reading

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Jun 22

Summer pasta at its best

I wasn’t just blessed with a Mom who can cook…Dad is a rock star in the kitchen, too.  Now that he’s feeling better (a new kidney really does wonders for a person) he’s been back in there getting his hands … Continue reading

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Mar 13

Recipe Swap – Week #4

***Don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE!  Ends tomorrow!*** This week’s theme was vegetarian dishes and I was SO excited when I got my recipe.  It was the perfect side to go with our Friday fish meal (tilapia recipe coming … Continue reading

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Feb 13


My sister’s father-in-law owns an awesome restaurant that represents exactly what Italian food is.  No frills, rustic, AMAZING tasting food.  I could seriously eat there every day. And they make the BEST braciole. Braciole may look intimidating, but it’s not. … Continue reading

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Jan 19

I made a promise…

…so here they are!  Veronica’s (the winner of my second giveaway) choice for favorite Italian dessert to have with espresso/coffee…pignoli cookies! I went right to Lidia’s recipe, and couldn’t believe how easy it was…and how delicious the cookies are!  Next … Continue reading

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