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Carrot ratatouille in round baking pan.

Carrot Ratatouille Recipe

Given all the colorful carrots of spring, it’s a great time to make carrot ratatouille. That’s right – carrot ratatouille, or carrot-tatouille if you’re feeling clever. It’s your favorite baked vegetable stew, but featuring colorful carrots instead of zucchini or eggplant. What is Ratatouille? What is ratatouille? (Pronounced rat-ah-TOO-ee.) It’s a traditional French country stew, […]

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Mini chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.

Italian-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Italian-Style Chip Cookies are the bakery-style chocolate chip cookie you’ve only dreamed of making and eating at home. They’re incredibly delicate and cakey, perfect for dipping in milk or coffee. Their secret? They’re made with Italian semola rimacinata (twice-ground) flour, which is velvet-y smooth and so easy to work with. What Is Semola Rimacinata […]

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Grissini on cutting board with semolina flour and rolling pin.

Homemade Semolina Grissini (Italian Breadsticks)

These homemade semolina grissini (Italian breadsticks) are stunningly simple and incredibly addicting. They are savory and crispy, and they go with just about everything. What gives them their distinctive crunch? Semolina flour. And what is semolina flour? We can’t wait to tell you all about it. (Blogger disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.) What is […]

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zucchini meatballs on plate with tomato sauce and cheese on table.

Zucchini ‘Meatballs’ with San Marzano Tomatoes

If you want a twist on your regular meatballs, these meatless Zucchini “Meatballs” are for you. They look just like traditional meatballs (OK; with green flecks), and they are hearty and satisfying. We first tasted these meatballs at this year’s Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show, at the San Marzano DOP display (of course). […]

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Stack of gingerbread waffles in front of Christmas tree.

Gingerbread Waffles for a Holiday Breakfast

A special holiday calls for a special holiday breakfast, which is where these Gingerbread Waffles come in. They are quick and easy to make. Plus, they have a little more “zing” than your average everyday waffles.   We also made these waffles with a special Dash mini waffle maker that makes a snowflake print. (So […]

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Bottle of Olio Piro olive oil in front of Christmas tree.

Foodies’ Holiday Gift Guide

This foodies’ holiday gift guide is going to make your gift-giving a whole lot easier this year. We have ideas to suit just about every taste. We also have ideas for just about every budget. Give it a look, and happy shopping! (Blogger disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. If you buy a product […]

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Pumpkin dessert and Club 33 menu.

Lunch at Disneyland’s Club 33

Disneyland’s Club 33 is an enigma. It’s located in one of the most popular destinations on Earth, and yet it’s one of the most secret destinations on Earth. What exactly is it? It’s an exclusive club and five-star restaurant that has a jaw-dropping price tag and years-long wait list for membership. To get in – […]

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