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Rotolini di Salmone

Italian Sushi …. Rotolini di Salmone.

My life has been blessed with two beautiful family weddings recently. Both of my sisters have daughters. Cuzzies Melisa and Nicci married within 3 weeks of each other. Oh the joy of it all still brings happy tears to my eyes. Of course, weddings mean Bridal Showers and this means ‘pretty food’. Being ‘la mamma’ […]

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Cannoli Siciliani ... the perfect way to say Thank You on Mother's Day xx

Cannoli Siciliani ……. with love on Mother’s Day

This is a time that makes me reflect on the many ‘mothers’ I have known. And I use the word ‘mother’ in a very broad sense. One does not have to give birth to be a mother. I have been ‘mothered’ by so many incredible women over the years. I think of the many ‘nannies’ […]

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Dinner Divas: My Semi-Finals Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Menu and Recipes.

So what is a day like on the set of Dinner Divas? It’s looong and quite exhausting but at the end of it your adrenlin levels are just so high that you feel like you have consumed a hundred cups of coffee. My mind was a bee-hive of buzzing and I was constantly running through […]

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Pappadelle with Ragu (129)

How To Make Fresh Pappardelle

Here is part two of the Pappardelle with Ragu di Fusillo – Chuck Sauce Meal. Making fresh pasta is just so damn satisfying. The ingredients are so simple and basic that they stir up ones primal instincts. Flour is one of the most humble and honest ingredients that we cook with….. Pappardelle are big and […]

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Fresh Taglietelle with A Cherry Tomato and Mushroom Sauce

How To Make Fresh Taglietelle with a Cherry Tomato and Mushroom Sauce

  Kowabunga Dudes! The weather has been awesome these last few days. I am swimming in the mornings now and the water has the most calming effect on my soul. It’s a bit nippy when you first get in – but a lap or ten later I am huffing, puffing and sweating. I always allow […]

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Crumbed Chicken Breasts and Spaetzle.

I have had the most wonderful week with my little 9 year old niece – Jade.  Spending time with her, I am reminded of the wonder of childhood. Her sparkling mind and eyes have illuminated my home and her eagerness to cook with me has been so inspiring. Jade is adept in the kitchen – […]

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