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Pasta with Tomato Pancetta sauce Bucatini All’ Amatriciana a Roman favorite

This dish is named for the town of Amatrice, about an hour east of Rome, considered by many Italians to be birthplace of the best cooks on the peninsula. Many dishes at the heart of Roman cooking may indeed have actually started in the region to the east of Lazio, Abruzzo. Serves 4 large servings… Continue reading Pasta with Tomato Pancetta sauce Bucatini All’ Amatriciana a Roman favorite

cook clean · cooking · dessert · pecan · pie · thanksgiving pie

Decadent Maple Pecan Pie – no corn syrup- no lard!

Best Pecan Pie ever! Real Maple Syrup and Coconut oil Crust make it a champion of health and deliciousness! I’m in Kentucky cooking for my 90 year old Uncle Bill and since he loves pecan pie and we want to keep him alive much longer so I experimented with a non- toxic version of  one of… Continue reading Decadent Maple Pecan Pie – no corn syrup- no lard!

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Which Olive Oil to Buy?

  Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud! Home/Health News, Health Tips/Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud! Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud! Many of us want to use ‘extra virgin olive oil’ for all the wonderful health benefits and taste, but when you go to the trouble of… Continue reading Which Olive Oil to Buy?

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Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana

Eggplant – about 3 pounds sliced lengthwise in ¼ inch slices 8 oz fresh mozzarella ripped into 1 inch pieces 1 cup flour 2 cups extra virgin olive oil – EVOO – can use virgin oil Parmigiano Reggiano – 1 cup freshly grated Tomato sauce – recipe below Salt sliced eggplant and leave with a… Continue reading Authentic Italian Eggplant Parmesan Melanzane di Parmigiana

1 pot dish · buying guide · grits · italian food · southern food

What’s the difference between Polenta & Grits?

GRITS AND POLENTA Many folks ask us to define the differences between grits and polenta. As we noted, most grits, in the American South, are traditionally made from dent corn. In Italy, most polenta is made from flint corn. Italians began to cultivate flints from the Caribbean around 1500 and developed a then new European… Continue reading What’s the difference between Polenta & Grits?

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Don’t overcook in fear of Food Born Illnesses

  Salmonella bacteria cannot grow at over 130 degrees- did you know that?  Does the FDA think everyone is ignorant or what? This is good to know. Too many paranoid cooks out there ruining food! read this  article explaining salmonella bacteria etc. http://www.yourdoctorsorders.com/2013/06/dont-overcook-healthy-cooking/

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Really! 1 Minute Fabulous Homemade Tomato Sauce!

This is so much better than the sugary  sauce out of the bottle! Well you can get a semi decent one for 8 or more dollars. I was in a hurry, had no car to buy groceries and I had no fresh garlic so I just took my trusty crushed tomato sauce and added  granulated garlic,… Continue reading Really! 1 Minute Fabulous Homemade Tomato Sauce!