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Focaccia alla Barese

I recently connected with Rossella Rago, author of the Cooking with Nonna cookbook, and she was kind enough to send me a copy (thanks, Rossella!). The cookbook features over 100 classic Italian recipes (such as Sicilian Rice Balls, Fried Calamari, Ricotta Cookies), along with advice and stories from 25 Italian grandmothers. Such a fun and sweet concept! There are SO…
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Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins and Dried Cranberries

Every holiday season, my grandmother (mom-mom) would make a big tub of these oatmeal cookies. John loved them so much, that mom-mom would make extra just for him – and when I say extra, I mean a huge bag. When she recently passed away, I made sure to find this recipe in her kitchen so that I continue to make…
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Spaghetti with Tomato and Kale

From reading previous posts, most of you may know that I am lucky enough to work just a few blocks away from the Union Square Greenmarket. And now, since the vendors are loaded with so many beautiful fruits and vegetables, I had to develop a recipe that captured the essence of summer produce in New York. Tomatoes were everywhere, but…
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