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Turkey Redux

Turkey and White Bean Soup Turkey with Wild Mushroom Sauce Turkey and Porcini Risotto Turkey and Rice Croquettes Although I usually shop for food daily, last weekend I bought large quantities of fresh produce from one of our farm stands, … Continue reading

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Twice-Baked Potatoes, Italian-Ate Style

The beautiful lamb chops that my butcher had the other day inspired me to make my version of a meat-and-potatoes kind of meal. I was in the mood for baked potatoes,  and tonight, I decided to dress up our baked … Continue reading

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This post is the culmination of  a long story that spans the course of a week’s meals . . . My meals this past week were all inspired by cheeses leftover from the cheese course of a meal I that … Continue reading

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More Pizza Variations

This past weekend, we entertained a group of twenty-somethings for dinner and the suggestion of pizza seemed to meet with everyone’s approval.  I looked back on my prior two pizza posts (Mom’s Pizza, and Zucchini and Ricotta Pizza) and decided … Continue reading

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Easy Dinner for Eight–Gnocchi al Pesto and Grilled Shrimp

This is a weeknight dinner I made for an impromptu gathering of out-of-town guests.  This meal can be pulled together with no advance preparation in as little as an hour-and-a-half. The first course was basic gnocchi al pesto.  The gnocchi were … Continue reading

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Beppi’s Luganiga Sausage with Mushrooms and Polenta

This dish came by way of my 90 year-old neighbor, Beppi.  In the Veneto, Beppi’s region of Italy, polenta is eaten quite often, if not daily. When Beppi makes polenta, I’m usually the recipient of a nice portion of it. … Continue reading

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Tuna and Potato Croquettes

This is my take on a recipe of Mario’s that makes ingenious use of canned tuna and mashed potatoes.  I love croquettes of any kind, although, they’re a bit of work. For these croquettes, potatoes need to be boiled with … Continue reading

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