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When I was growing up, preparations for Easter brought us all together around the kitchen table for the assembly of what we called pizza chiena, or “full pie” (now served in restaurants as Pizza Rustica). Read more >>
IRISH SODA BREAD
If you're looking to explore your Irish roots, or just wanting to make an easy delicious bread, try throwing together a traditional Irish dish that is good any time of the year, not just St. Patrick’s Day. Read more >>
GARLIC ROSEMARY ROAST CHICKEN
Is the perfect roast chicken the true measure of a great cook? There are those who would say that mastering a roast bird is a true sign of greatness. And who am I to disagree? Read more >>
MINI CHERRY CHEESE TARTS
If you’re looking for a simple and delicious dessert to throw together at the last minute, these mini cheese tarts are a delicious party treat or a way to satisfy your cheesecake cravings without overindulging. Read more >>
FLORA ALL YEAR ROUND...
There's no better way to brighten your home than by filling it with fresh flowers. Spring and summer are by far the ultimate seasons for flora, but wonderful varieties are available year-round. It's simple and satisfying to put together lovely bouquets yourself. Read more >>
Cookbooks of Interest
A Twist of the Wrist:
Quick Flavorful Meals with Ingredients from Jars, Cans, Bags, and Boxes
by Nancy Silverton
Chocolates & Confections:
Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Peter P. Greweling
Check out other books in our Cookbook Library