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Spinach Ricotta Pie

Tidbits....This pie is always the first dish to disappear on my buffet table.   It is savory and light and almost looks "too good" to...

Sizzling Winter Soup – Creamy Chestnut

Tidbits... This sizzling creamy soup is just the right choice for a cold winter night....

Split Pea and Smoked Ham Soup

Tidbits...My mom always told me that peas are good for you but I hated them nonetheless.  When I was a child I never would have...

Ragù Rigatoni ( quick version )

Tidbits...Ragù is a meaty sauce for pasta that is synonymous with a slow cooking Sunday "stew".  Bolognese or Neopolitan versions differ but traditionally are made...

Fig Lemon Jam

Tidbits...The sublime taste of figs freshly picked from the tree is something I discovered since I moved to Italy.  They are still warm from the...

Quince Cranberry Marmalade

Tidbits...It was not until I moved to Italy that I re-discovered the quince.  I remember at my grandparents home that old tree with the gnarly...