IMG_0890 (575x353)Carbs, be damned. I can’t go too long without my beloved pasta!

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Ricotta Pie

March 31, 2015

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IMG_0841 (575x427)When I was growing up, it was a given that my Sicilian mom would make a big pan of lasagna for every major holiday whether it was Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Along with the lasagna, there would be other traditional food—turkey, ham, etc. My mom didn’t make desserts, though; and, once I was old enough, I took on the role of baking for the family.
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A couple of years ago, Hostess Brands, Inc., the company that made the iconic Hostess cupcakes, Ho Hos, and Twinkies, not to mention Wonder Bread—helps build strong bodies 12 ways! (whatever that meant)—declared bankruptcy; and it was unclear whether the brand would be resurrected by another company.  Evidently, it has—but, as they say, it don’t make no never mind to me.

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Samoas Cookie Pie

March 14, 2015

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Happy Pi Day!  Today is a particularly significant pi day because–if you remember the value of pi–the calendar date coincides with the first four decimal places—3.1415.  :-)

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I’ve been told that many people eagerly await the seasonal McDonald’s Shamrock Shake menu offering.  That group has never included me.

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Baileys Irish Cream Cupcakes

March 2, 2015

It’s still cold and snowy in New England and on Cape Cod where I live—but it’s finally March, and my thoughts are turning green.  Yes, green as in spring—but, even sooner, green as in shamrocks, leprechauns, and St. Patrick’s Day.

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Gluten-Free Pistachio Truffle Cookies

February 25, 2015

In my idea of a chocoholic’s heaven, the angels will be serving these cookies.  No silver tray required!

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Classic Pot Roast

February 16, 2015

There is pot roast…and then there is this pot roast.

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Blue-cheese-crusted Filet Mignon with Port Wine Sauce

February 12, 2015

If you’re looking for a special Valentine’s Day dinner for a special someone, look no further—I’ve got you covered.

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Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2015

Since Valentine’s Day and chocolate are somewhat synonymous, I thought I’d post some recipes that you can make for the special chocoholic(s) in your life.

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