What the Heck Is Gnudi?

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I thought I’d seen and made it all --- rigatoni alla carbonara, lasagne di carciofi, crespelle alla fiorentina --- you know, all the great Italian recipes. But right there in my new Italian cookbook was a recipe for gnudi. Gnudi? What?? A search …
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Need a New Grilling Recipe? Make Kofta!

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By this time of the year, your outdoor cooking adventures might start to have that "been there, done that" feel. If you’ve had your fill of hamburgers and brats, it’s time to get a little inspiration for your outdoor entertaining from another part of …
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Yes, You Can Cook, Dammit!

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I love Jenn’s FBG post about complaining. It has a "no guts, no glory" theme, with the gist of the piece being that those who do not try, do not succeed. Which brings me to the subject at hand --- cooking. Each of us is a little different. A lower …
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Grow Sweet Basil and Make Avocado Basil Pesto!

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Few endeavors are as rewarding as gardening. It provides exercise and a reason to get outdoors --- not to mention gardening has been proven to help folks de-stress, teaches patience and provides better sleep; it saves money on the food bill, plus it …
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Edible DIY Project: Italian Cheese

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It’s fun to re-purpose old furniture or create a funky light fixture out of mason jars, but how about a DIY project you can eat? Cultures For Health is a web-based company that offers DIY starter kits to create homemade goodies such as yogurt, …
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