Osso Buco with Polenta and Gremolata

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Welcome to the 5th day of Hanukkah and the 5th recipe and country for my Hanukkah party around the world. Today we will be visiting the flavors of Italy! I am always fascinated and inspired by world cuisine flavors and today’s recipe is not only one of, but IS my absolute favorite dish ever. Osso […]

Brussel Sprout Salad with Pistachios and Pecorino

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Before we get into the recipe, I wanted to ask you to please vote for my passion fruit bars in the LA Times Cookie Contest! I entered 2 years ago and won (you can check it out here) and would LOVE to win it again!! All you need is Facebook and click HERE to vote!  […]

Savory Sausage and Onion Bread Pudding

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I’d like to introduce you to my new bff , savory sausage and onion bread pudding. I think you all will get along very, very nicely. A not so distant cousin to your favorite Thanksgiving stuffing with close friends in the bread pudding group, this isn’t your ‘average every year the same thing stuffing’. This […]

Burnt Almond Torte Cake

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Thank you Huffington Post for declaring the Burnt Almond Torte Cake “The best cake America has made”. And it’s so true! I first had a taste of almond torte at my friends wedding last year in Pittsburgh. For weeks she was raving about how amazing almond torte is..how decadent and full of almond flavor it […]

Farmers Market Baked Ziti with Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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Just one more heirloom tomato recipe before we dip into soups and pumpkin. As soon as September 1st hit, the web was saturated with all things pumpkin. Which I love because that just means it’s closer to my birthday (Halloween if you’re wondering) and don’t ask me how old I’m turning. I stopped counting last […]