Panini Girl

My obsessions-Italy and Cooking

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April 15, 2017
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Garlic Knots

My first foray into bread baking was many years ago when I was quite a novice in the kitchen. At that time my “go to” cookbook was The Vegetarian Epicure. I was living in Colorado and didn’t give a thought to the altitude when I jumped into baking a loaf of Honey Wheat Bread. I […]

March 25, 2017
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“I Cracker” And A Giveaway

I’ve been thinking a lot about Rome lately in anticipation of our upcoming trip to Italy. As J. says “Rome is like an onion. You just keep peeling back layers and there’s always more to discover.” Of course there are endless sights that I hope to some day see, but I can’t help myself from […]

August 26, 2016
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Schiacciata-Tuscan Focaccia

  Walk into any forno (a bakery for bread) in Tuscany and you will find schiacciata. This fluffy flat bread makes the perfect snack eaten out of hand and is also ideal for panini. The dough is dimpled by the baker’s fingers before baking and then drizzled with olive oil which collects in the little pockets. Schiacciata means […]

April 12, 2016
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Meet The Baker-Paolo

Want to have a day filled with amazing scenery, lots of laughs, fabulous food and learn to bake the traditional bread of the Garfagnana? All you need to do is sign up for a day with Erica from Sapori e Saperi and you too can experience what we did on this sunny Monday in the mountains […]

May 31, 2015
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Pizza!

I should be in Italy right now. I suppose I that on any given day I could make that statement, but I really was supposed to be in Italy this week. Unfortunately sometimes everyday life seems to get in the way. Heavy sigh.. So in the spirit of being obsessed with all things Italian, we […]

November 28, 2014
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Forno Campo Dei Fiori

Located in a corner of the well known Campo dei Fiori, this popular forno should be a “must” on your list any time that you’re in Rome.You can’t be shy if you want a piece of their famed pizza bianca. Unless you are there when they open the doors in the morning, you’ll have to […]

July 29, 2013
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Cinnamon Rolls

I’m lucky to be able to say that I cruise down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) every morning on my way to work. Passing empty beaches and quaint coastal towns I’m happy to listen to the radio and enjoy the scenery. Just yesterday I realized that for the past week or so I’ve been scouring the […]