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Pancakes & Plaid: A Christmas Breakfast Table

For my Christmas Breakfast Table this year, I decided to use a plethora of plaid. I was so charmed by the lighted plaid house ornaments which I used in my mantel decoration this year, I decided to incorporate them into my table design as well. Christmas Breakfast Table The foundation of my tablescape is a vibrant red… Continue reading Pancakes & Plaid: A Christmas Breakfast Table

Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes · Recipes

A Modern Italian Christmas Eve Fish Dinner

While I love discovering new things, I am a traditionalist at heart. This means that for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, I serve the same main entrees every year. As an Italian, Christmas Eve has its own traditional menu. This celebration, La Vigilia di Natale (The Vigil of the Birth), is also known as The… Continue reading A Modern Italian Christmas Eve Fish Dinner

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Burnt Almond & Orange Bread Pudding With Balsamic Strawberry Sauce Inspired By A Favorite Pittsburgh Dessert

Last week my two wonderful sisters, who I rarely get to see, visited me, and we all went out to celebrate both my and my youngest sister’s birthdays. Because we were celebrating, we chose to order a couple of desserts to share. After some intense deliberation (as you know, sweets are a serious business), we… Continue reading Burnt Almond & Orange Bread Pudding With Balsamic Strawberry Sauce Inspired By A Favorite Pittsburgh Dessert

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Sausage Penne — A Family Favorite Weeknight Pasta Recipe

Every family has a favorite weeknight recipe. Ours is Sausage Penne. I’ve made it for years, and I love it because it takes very little time to prepare. It’s hearty and delicious. And, served with a simple green salad, it is a complete comfort meal that always puts my husband in a good mood. Okay,… Continue reading Sausage Penne — A Family Favorite Weeknight Pasta Recipe