Fontina Polenta Pie with Beef and Mushrooms

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I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I couldn’t be happier.  Yesterday I looked outside at my yard and I saw grass again. Beautiful little sprigs of green grass.   I survived Snowpocalypse 2011 and I am looking forward to the spring. Yesterday I also noticed that the days are getting a… 

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Panzanella Salad

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Now I present to you the final recipe of my Italian feast.  Mind you by this point my guest had arrived and I was trying to cook, entertain and photograph all at the same time.  Unfortunately due to my lacking skills in multitasking, step-by-step photos didn’t happen and may of them were blurred.   The good news… 

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Lime Granita with Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Today I give you a two for one special here folks! Summer is in full swing and I don’t know about you but we got triple digits over here.  Yesterday is was 103 degrees, as in, I walk out the door and sweat a full bucket of sweat in less than 60 seconds.  Hot summers… 

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Me Make-a Lasagna

I do jumping jacks… I do squats…. I lift dumbells until my arms become lasagna noodles….. Then I come home and make a delicious, meaty, cheesy lasagna. This may seem counter productive, but I torture myself so I can have a slice of this yummy lasagna.  I do however refrain from eating the entire pan…. 

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Italian Sausage with Saucy White Beans

I have been dragging my feet about posting this recipe.  Unfortunately it is due to my own vanity.  There is nothing wrong with this dish, in fact it is incredibly tasty.  The reason I was dragging my feet is because I was not happy with the pictures I took.  However I decided my photography insecurites is… 

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Italian Sausage and Balsamic Tomatoes

Sundays are usually my biggest cooking days, it is how I “rest”.  Although now the summer is here and my kitchen has no exhaust system, so I am sweating like a piggy in my kitchen.  Especially if I am using the oven.  Although pigs don’t sweat so um…. yeah, maybe like a dog?  Well this was an… 

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