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A PIZZA WITH SOME NON TYPICAL TOPPINGS...



Spring is in the air..not quite yet, but definitely on it's way. Asparagus is a harbinger of the season and
the stores are full of it now. It will only get better as the season goes on, but, to shake off that nasty
Winter chill, if your market has nice pencil thin Asparagus, here is an idea for a ... << MORE >>

A COMFORTING CHICKEN TORTELLINI AND MEATBALL SOUP



Does anything invoke warm and cuddly more than a comforting bowl of soup?  I don't think so. With all the food cooking and posting I do nothing invokes more LIKES or RECIPE PLEASE than soups. We should eat more of them. They are easy, one pot and ...
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MY MOTHER IN LAW'S CABBAGE AND NOODLES



Home Cooking is what I live for..not just in my home, but in yours too. Oh I love dining out from time to time and appreciate street food and all types in between but my most favorite type of cooking is, will always be, in the home. My kitchen is my soul but this is not unique to ...
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WILTED SPINACH WITH GARLIC AND OIL, EASY SIDE DISH

   

Bring a little fresh greens onto your table. Nothing brightens up a meal like a garlicky pan of sauteed greens and for this little blogpost we are talking about Spinach. It's mindless. It's quick. It's easy. It's relatively inexpensive. This is A FOOD OBSESSION's idea of quick cooking.
Much of what I blog about ...
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REASONS WHY AN HEIRLOOM RECIPE MATTERS



Call me fussy...call me whatever you like, but always use my real name because that's who I am. I feel the same way with recipes. I know, Obsessive?  perhaps but read on and I will explain why I feel this way. In that picture is a delicious plate of a dish I had in a restaurant in Capri, it's a local dish called RAVIOLI ...
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CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE TO MAKE MY LATE FATHER-IN-LAW PROUD

     Erin Go Bragh...Slante...Cead Mile Failte....Happy St.
Patrick's Day...the wearin' o' the green...Do I sound like a stand at the Parade?  The Irish Immigrants most enduring
gift to America is the celebration of St. Patty's Day wherever (or not) there are groups of Irish-Americans living. NYC,
Chicago, you name it, there is probably a St. Patty's Day Parade, Party, Festival, going on or about March 17, the actual
feast of St.Padraic, or Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The most recognizable ... << MORE >>

MY KIND OF QUICK FOOD, SCIUE' SCIUE', A PASTA SAUCE DONE QUICK



Let's talk quick and e-z shall we?  Ala Sandra Lee or maybe most of the Pinterest recipes?  Cans of Processed soups and foods with other frozen concoctions into the Crockpot and left to cook all day?  No, sorry, that's about as unappealing to me as drinking hot oil. No insulting to anyone who prescribes to those types of ...
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SIMPLICITY IS BEST, ITALY'S CLASSIC AGLIO E OLIO, PASTA WITH GARLIC AND OIL



Simplicity...that is the hallmark of this dish...classically Italian and Italian America is the pairing of Garlic and Peperoncino infused Warm Olive Oil with Pasta, most common, Spaghetti, Linguine, Tagliatelle..long pastas.
It's a well loved dish, filling and delicious for lunch, dinner, and so popular as an after hours dish. That's after the bars close to those ...
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PASTA WITH A SICILIAN FLAVOR..EGGPLANT, PEAS, TOMATOES, CACIOCAVALLO

 Pasta...it's just a favorite food of so many and really, with all it's shapes and sizes, types of flour, dough...sauces, sautes, vegetables, meats, seafoods, nuts, oils, wow...can you think of any food product that is so adaptable AND delicious in so many ways?  I don't think so...don't forget all the cheeses ... << MORE >>

SALISBURY STEAK MAKEOVER TIME



Ever just   want something from your childhood?  A super craving of sorts? It happened today and the craving was for the old fashioned American Classic Blue Plate Special,  The SALISBURY STEAK. A little history here. Believe it or not back in the late 1800's a doctor named James Salisbury had some ideas about the types of foods that ...
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