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Homemade Limoncello

I had not planned on posting this so soon. But after numerous requests, I’ve decided to go ahead and make this recipe available today.
Make homemade limoncello because it is fun but also know that it is generally much better than what you can buy at the store; certainly better than the contract brand Danny DeVito recently [...]

Limoncello Lush

Our first big summer weekend is upon us in just a few short days.  Okay, so it is not technically summer, but who will not be thinking big summer thoughts while standing around the BBQ this Memorial Day? 
If you’ve not had limoncello, consider keeping a bottle in your freezer just because.  In a later post, [...]

Chicken Picatta

Similar to the Austrian Schnitzel (and you thought was German), Piccata is a lightly breaded and fried cutlet. Different from our fried chicken in that there is no chicken skin involved - and therefore none of the chicken fat.  This dish is easy to prepare and a serious crowd pleaser for both children and adults [...]

Tilapia with Bagna Cauda

Forget 30 minute meals.  This is another 15 minute meal that takes less time to make than it takes to sort through that stack of delivery menus in your kitchen drawer.  So simple, it seems too easy to produce bragging rights, yet simple enough such that you can get your kids involved (I have a [...]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Alla Carbonara supposedly means “in the manner of the coal miner’s wife”. According to legend, the dish was popular with miners because the dish could be prepared with a few ingredients in the woods at the jobsite using a campfire. I have no idea if this is true.  I have repeatedly made the this particular [...]