Ham and Asparagus Lasagna

There an adorable young Italian woman whose blog I follow. Her name is Alida, she was born in Friuli in North Eastern Italy, and her blog is My Little Italian Kitchen. I follow her on Facebook as well, because her daily food photos make me happy. Like these. So colorful and enticing! Although now living

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Pumpkin Spatzele

My goal in the kitchen is not to be super creative and serve fancy food presentations. That’s just not me. I go to restaurants for that enjoyment. I’m just a self-trained home cook. Spazele with pumpkin might seem like I’m trying to be creative, but my use of pumpkin began innocently enough, many years ago,

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Quesadillas

It was my mother who first made a quesadilla in our home about the time I was in high school. Of course, she was the one who did the cooking, but there had never been Mexican food prepared in our home before. She cooked food from a lot of international cuisines, like Greece, Russia, France,

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Gougère Tart

You’ve all probably heard of gougères – those fabulous bite-sized, savory choux puffs that are a Burgundian French classic. The problem is, I’ve never been able to make these for a get-together of any kind at my house, or when I catered either, because they’re really only good just out of the oven. Similar to

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Gratin Fun

Can you have fun creating a gratin? Absolutely yes! Because there are no rules. It’s just a matter of using what you have on hand. We all know and love rich, creamy potato gratins, but during the summer months, it’s fun and easy to create your own customized gratin using your garden vegetables or those

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