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Broccoli Cheesecake

I love my emails from La Cucina Italiana. In fact, they may be just about the only non-family-and-friends emails I do like. I’m getting old and crotchety. Constant barrages of Buy Now! Save! Limited Time Offer! and Exclusive! Just For You! drive me up th...

Berry Cake in a Pie Plate

My original plan this weekend was to make a Bourbon Barrel Cake. I have to admit, that for a store-bought cake, these things are pretty good. On the other hand, there are more artificial ingredients, flavor and texture enhancers, and additives in it than I wil...

Flourless Flours

One of the many things I love about my job is we encourage – and are encouraged – to try...

Pumpkin Pie

I mentioned in the post that the Ricetta Maiorchino I made the other night was on the dry side. It ...

Involtini di Sogliola al Limone

I have learned so much from watching cooking shows on PBS. Back in a former lifetime where I worked ...

Ricetta Maiorchino

Since the demise of the English version of La Cucina Italiana, I’ve had to make due with the I...

Corn Cakes

Cooking Light arrived the other day with a recipe for Corn Cakes with Bacon and Turmeric Yogurt. It ...

Zatarain’s

I grew up with Rice-A-Roni. Never-ever bought Zatarain’s rice. And an impulse-buy at the groce...

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Lemon Coconut Cake

Nonna’s Birthday Cake. She no longer likes chocolate – go figure – but still reall...

Manicotti

It’s Nonna’s Birthday. There’s not a lot you can get a 91 year old for her birthda...

Bacon and Tomato Swirl

It’s a bit rainy and cold out, today – perfect for some homemade soup and bread! We had ...

Raspberry Scones

One of the great pleasures of life is a hot-out-of-the-oven scone with a freshly-brewed cup of coffe...

Friday Frittata

Victor is practicing for retirement. It’s three weeks away. We’re both psyched – a...

Veal Chops

A while back we saw Lidia on PBS cooking veal chops stuffed with fontina. A really simple, basic rec...