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Cranberry scones with oranges-1024x538
My husband Brian and I love these cranberry scones so much that it's become one of our go-to recipes for brunch. They're great at any time of the year, and on a cold day they fill the house with delicious aromas that make it so much cozier.    If you don’t particularly like dried fruit, you can also sub out the orange...
Mushroom quiche recipe with tomato and mozzarella cheese
I love quiches, but I used to avoid making them because of the fat content. This mushroom quiche recipe is one of my favorites partly because it's so delicious, and partly because it includes fat-free mozzarella and sour cream.   If you make it as mini quiches, they work well as an anchor for dinner, lunch, brunch, or a party. Plus, the ingredients...
This traditional lasagna recipe is from Italy
When I first had lasagna in Florence, Italy, I couldn’t believe the taste. It was nothing like the lasagna my mother used to make. Her lasagna was great, but on the heavy side. The Tuscan lasagna was light and creamy -- and that's exactly what this traditional lasagna recipe is, too.   The key to this recipe is that it contains...
Crescent roll appetizers with two cheeses
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I first had these crescent roll appetizers stuffed with cheese at my friend Kimberly’s house when she hosted our book club one evening, way back when. Kimberly is extremely glamorous and an excellent hostess, and she’d set up a delicious spread of food and drinks -- all very elegant.   I was happily munching away, reflecting on her...
Ragu sauce recipe with ground turkey meat
I grew up eating at my Nonna’s (grandmother’s) house every week, and this traditional ragu sauce recipe brings me right back. Nonna was born in New York City, but her parents were from Bologna, Italy, which is famous for its homemade pasta. It wasn’t until I traveled to Italy for the first time, when I was a junior in college, that I...
Bechamel sauce is a key ingredient in authentic Italian lasagna.
I can’t remember exactly where I first tasted a bechamel sauce (or, as the Italians call, it, besciamella) after I moved to Italy, but I remember that it was inside a lasagna, mixed with a delicious ragu sauce. I was shocked by how distinct the flavor was  — and how creamy the consistency.   It was dense and flavorful, without having...

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