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Pumpkin Cake Bites

Tidbits...Autumn is my favorite season.  The spectacle of nature, especially in my Michigan home state is a "gift" to the senses. This harvest fantasy is a...

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...

Torta Caprese

Tidbits...Caprese is an antique flourless Neopolitan torte from the island of Capri.  There are many stories about the origin but most agree it was born...

Aunt Pearl’s Huckleberry Pie

Tidbits...Are they huckleberries or blueberries? They say the difference is in the number and type of seeds. Nonetheless, they are kissing cousins and the taste...

Grandma Locele’s Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Tidbits...I probably inherited my "sweet tooth" from grandma Locele.  She always had cookies, cakes or pies in her kitchen.  If  her pantry was running low...

Red Cabbage Risotto

Tidbits...it is cabbage magic.  Just a squirt of lemon juice and voilà- the violet colored purèe changes to a vivid "hot pink".   The purèe...