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5 Scrumptious Comfort Foods That Will Make You Nostalgic

Please forgive me, my friends, Perdonatemi amici miei. I have to say it! September is on its way. In food...
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9 Key Gadgets Every Sicilian Kitchen Needs

Ciao, Mia Amici (hello, my friends) Today we are examining gadgets used in typical Italian households. According to Miriam Webster's...
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5 Essential Herbs that Every Italian Garden Needs

Fresh herbs! There is nothing better than creating a culinary masterpiece with fresh ingredients from the garden. Nostalgia reigns when...
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7 Offbeat Facts You Never Knew About Eggplant

The very first person who looked at an eggplant must have scratched his head and said, "What is this?" It...
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9 Essential Lessons I Learned from Cooking

The purpose of cooking is not only to produce food to eat for ourselves and those we love. Many lessons...
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Don’t Just Sit There: Start Making Stuffed Peppers

As the owner of this website I’ve tracked down some special deals for some of the products mentioned here. When...
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Fall in Love with Italian Meatballs

Meatballs are a basic food in an Italian-American household. Accompanied by pasta and tomato sauce, you have a meal fit...
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Your Only Guide to my Secret Cabbage Recipe

About cabbage Mark Twain once said,  “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Things have changed since Mr....
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Paleo Diet: Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

The Paleo diet fascinates me because of its origins. “Eat like a caveman” is the mantra of the proponents. What...
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How To Dine Italian and Still Be Gluten-Free

Throughout my life, I am sure I ate more gluten than is healthy. The words "gluten-free" were not in my...
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3 Simple Escarole Dishes that Make You Want More

Escarole meals were frequent in Dot’s kitchen. Mom took advantage of its versatility to create a variety of recipes. Personally,...
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7 Best Appetizers That Will Make You a Superstar

Appetizers, antipasti in Italian, are appetizingly fun!! According to Webster's Dictionary,  an appetizer is a small portion of food or...
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Refrigerate? 18 Foods You Should Not

Do you know there are certain foods that you should not refrigerate? I did not, so I stuck my nose...
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Wine: A Gift from the Gods to Sicily

When I introduce a bottle of wine to a party, my guests immediately begin to smile. It has an instant...
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Garlic: Why Do We Love You?

Sicilians love garlic; I love garlic; the world loves it but WHY?  You make our breath questionable. Sometimes you give...
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Condiments: What Are They Doing To Us?

Condiments, what are they, how do we use them, and are they good for us? There are so many condiments...
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Avocado Benefits: Love the Avocado

Avocado benefits have come to the dietary forefront lately. For all the days I have lived on this earth, I...
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Lactose Free versus Dairy free

Dairy-free versus lactose-free, I never knew there was a difference, but there is. People allergic to lactose are lactose intolerant....
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Intermittent Fasting: Goodbye Fat – Hello Healthy

Intermittent fasting is a recent unique diet strategy. Dieters have had much success with this method. According to professionals, this...
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Zucchini: 4 Creative Ways to Make It

Sicilians have never met a zucchini they did not like. It is a magical vegetable. As a matter of fact,...
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