Tag | holiday entertaining

Dicembre Dolce: Torta Ubriaca

I love this cake for two reasons. First, it combines chocolate and red wine, two of my favorite ingredients. Second, the recipe was given to me by my friend Marta Carrozza. Marta and her husband, Alessandro Maceroni, own Il Marchese del Grillo, a bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Sulmona. The small B & B has […]

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Thanksgiving Menu

I’m pretty sure the last thing you need is more Thanksgiving recipes. Instead I’d like to share the menu I devised for this year’s feast at our house. It’s been a few years since we’ve hosted, so I enjoyed putting this together ~ in theory, anyway. We’ll see how it goes on Thanksgiving Day. If […]

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Baked Pandoro French Toast

It’s not often I have leftover Pandoro. Everyone in my family loves it so it doesn’t last long. I still have a clear image in my mind of my son at age 1, toddling around in a blue and white striped one-piece thingie with a sailboat on it, clutching a giant piece of Pandoro in […]

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Drumroll Please…{A Domenica Cooks Recipe Kit}

Photo by Postmark Chef UPDATE: The winner of the Postmark Chef recipe kit is…WENDY from Healthier Kitchen. Congratulations Wendy! * * * * * * I’ve never yearned to see my name in lights. Yet, I still remember the first byline I ever had as a newspaper reporter (it was atop a short article about […]

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Bar Nuts

I inherited my passion for cooking from my mom. But my dad is the one who got me hooked on cookbooks. For a few years in the 1990s, my dad gave me a cookbook every Christmas. I do not know what precipitated this tradition (my mom was always the holiday shopper in the house). And […]

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Pizza Rustica

Leave it to the Italians to come up with a dish as decadent and lavish as pizza rustica to break the Lenten fast. I am not trying to be flippant here; nor am I disparaging my people. This is culinary praise of high order. Pizza rustica, you see, is no ordinary pizza; that is, it […]

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