Paolo

Paolo LoGrande

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Paolo LoGrande was the first person I said Hello to and the last person I said Goodbye to in Sicily. He is the oldest brother of my friend, Elisabetta, and was nice enough to pick us up and drop us off at the airport. He helped me frame this photo of the true Sicilian breakfast, […]

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Guacamole

Guacamole

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GUACAMOLE 2ish cups When I would go out to restaurants and order guacamole and chips, it’s not that I didn’t like the guacamole, I merely thought it could be improved. I decided to make the Avocado be the star. On a quick side note, a babysitter came over years ago and ate some of my […]

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Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Walnut Cake

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PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP WALNUT CAKE 325 for 1+ hours 1 bundt pan 3 to 4 “regular sized bread pans” or 2 larger sized bread pans Seriously, I know I had you at hello when you saw the words pumpkin AND chocolate chip, right?! This recipe comes from Mrs. Emily O’Malley who lived in upstate, NY […]

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Caymus

Caymus Wine

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Ok, I know, I have this Italian thing going on. It’s really my husband’s Italian thing going on…. I just sort of tag along…. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Italy very much. My father’s side is Italian from both the northern and southern regions. My maiden name was un-mistakingly Italian. Why all the […]

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Ravioli

Italian Cooking

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Ciao! Cooking helps me, not only stay nourished, but gives my brain something ELSE to think about. I have traveled to quite a few places and my favorite food group is always Italian. Hands down, the best food is usually the most simple food. And for me, Italian cookery is that. If you’ve ever been […]

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Food Wine

Foodie Blog

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Before I began this blog, for YEARS, my friends told me to do a blog on food/cooking/baking. I do share a kind of kinship with food, as we all do. I like to find a recipe (read it step by step), buy the ingredients, and hunker down… sometimes with a glass of wine 🙂 My […]

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Brownie Slice

Brownie Lovers Brownies

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BROWNIE LOVERS BROWNIES 350 for 25+ minutes 8×8 foil lined pan that comes up over the edges or you can do what I do and use a disposable pan 8oz. semi-sweet chocolate ½ c. butter 1 tsp. coffee (I usually use instant) 2 eggs ¾ c. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla (good vanilla) ¼ c. flour […]

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