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February 17, 2017
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Mushroom & Taleggio Pie

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to use this box of puff pastry that I bought at Surfas-the restaurant supply store. Since it was sort of pricey I was hoping that it would be a step above the Pepperidge Farm brand that I usually pick up at the grocery store. I was cleaning up some […]

February 12, 2017
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Triple Threat Chocolate Cookies

I can’t believe that I’m saying this, but it took me four days to finish one of these cookies. A friend made them, gave me one and being the chocoholic that I am, I took a big bite. After I oohed and aahed and swooned with delight, I realized that one bite was enough and […]

January 28, 2017
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Come To Italy With Me!

You don’t have to  wait for me to post a trip to Lucca here on my blog. Get a group together with your friends who love Italy and get in touch! Of course I plan on going to Italy every year and I do have a tour scheduled for this spring, but it’s full, with […]

January 8, 2017
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Empanadas

I realize that empanadas are not at all Southwestern (more Latin American), but I thought that it would be nice to have a little hand pie before our posole dinner last week. Various countries have their own version (think Cornish pasties or Italian  panzerotti) and you can certainly put your own spin on this recipe. […]

December 24, 2016
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Buon Natale

I’ve never been to Lucca during the winter, but I’d like to make believe that I’m there right now sending this Christmas greeting out to you. Form the historic anfiteatro with its gorgeous tree lighting the piazza, to the view from the top of the Guinigi Tower (maybe next time I’ll make it all the […]

December 10, 2016
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Bake Sale!

    Every holiday season my co-workers organize a “holiday boutique” featuring their homemade arts and crafts. The shop is open for a month and is a great place to do a little Christmas shopping without having to run from store to store.  Last year they asked me to participate, but I declined.  My craft […]

November 24, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving

An old favorite-pecan pie from the Silver Palate. Pecan Pie 4 eggs 1 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup melted sweet butter (1/2 stick) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shelled pecans, chopped 9″ unbaked pie crust 1-1/2 cups shelled pecan halves (or however many you need […]