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  • Spring Salads

    Spring Salads


    Springtime. Salad. Two wonderful words. It was actually warm, today, after the rain. I came home to windows open and fresh air in the house. What a treat! Nonna was in her room with the heat blasting and covered in her electric throw., but the rest of the house was cool and comfortable. A treat, […]

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  • Guinness Brownies

    Guinness Brownies


    Guinness and Chocolate. Talk about a flavor match made in Gastronomic Heaven! I had a recipe for a Guinness Chocolate Cake years ago that I have sadly lost, but here’s something that can ease the pain a bit – Guinness Brownies! I found a brownie recipe online quite a while ago that had potential but […]

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  • Beef Braised in Guinness

    Beef Braised in Guinness


    It’s that time of year… Corned Beef and Cabbage. You know… that not-really-from-Ireland-Irish meal that gets served with enough green beer to rival the River Shannon. The first, last, and only time I have ever had green beer was back in the ’60s when I worked at Pirros. Barry – the owner – got a […]

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  • Onion Poppy Seed Bread

    Onion Poppy Seed Bread


    It’s been a week and a half since I last baked any bread. I’m slipping! Bread is pretty much my most favorite thing to make. It just boggles the mind how many different things you can create using just a few basic ingredients. Flour, water, salt, and yeast. Switch a few things out here and […]

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  • Orange Ricotta Cookies

    Orange Ricotta Cookies


    I brought home lots of ricotta yesterday, just in case Victor wanted to make more Zeppoles. I’m considerate, that way. Instead, this morning, he baked off chocolate croissants, so it was my turn with the ricotta. I thought of several ideas, but, since I’m also baking bread, today, laziness took over. Ricotta Cookies was my path […]

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