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    Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

    Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake This lemon ricotta cheesecake is so good that I make it more often than I probably should! It is very light and not too lemony (is that a word?) The…

  • Chianti Beef with Pasta

    Chianti Beef with Pasta | Inspired from Lucca

    Chianti Beef with Pasta When we were in Lucca, Italy, we visited this amazing restaurant, Osteria Cantine Bernardini that has been around since 1586! Gary had a pasta with wild boar (cinghiale). It…

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    Recipes, Tips

    Windowpane Test for Successful Dough

    Full Proof Windowpane Test for Successful Dough Using the windowpane test will result in successful dough each and every time you make it. Making dough is very easy but there is one…

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    Amazing “Mall Clone” Pretzel Bites

    Pretzel Bites These pretzel bites are so easy to make and disappear so fast you might have to make two batches! We do! Ingredients 1  1/8 cups water (about 70°-80°F) 3 cups…

  • penne pasta

    Penne Pasta with Shrimp or Grilled Chicken

    This pasta dish is easy and a family favorite! Alter with different ingredients to completely change the dish! Use walnuts instead of pine nuts, add fresh spinach rather than the arugula – you…