sunday ragΓΉ with fresh pasta

Sunday sauce is a way of life for my family. We Italians love pasta, meatballs and family. My family did this whole shebang every single Sunday. Grandma would get up early to fry up meatballs and make the sauce in a massive pot. It would bubble and simmer all day, filling the house with cozy…

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from pantry staples to street pretzels (and beer cheese)

Look at these salty twisted babies. Their so golden, soft, spongy, pretzely.  Pantry staples-flour, yeast, salt, sugar and butter-become a beloved street food snack in a snap. The scratch-made and hand-twisted dough will not only wow those scarfing them down, but you’ll be pretty darn impressed too. Do you ever obsess over what you’re going…

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Shaved Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Grana Padano

This vibrant summer appetizer harmonizes sweet and savory flavors. The nutty Grana Padano cheese echos the salty punch of prosciutto, while the sumptuous melons add sweet notes. Garnished with mint, this dish is delicately refreshing and healthy. Ingredients 1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed 1/2 cantaloupe melon, seeds removed 2-3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint 1/2…

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