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Toasted Mushroom Risotto with Charred Italian Sausage

Serves 3  1 tablespoon olive oil (never skimp, buy the best) 8-12 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced (any variety) 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc) 3 cups chicken broth 1/3 cup freshly
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Bean Bolognese

Bean Bolognese  serves 6 I found this recipe on a Mayo Clinic website shortly after we were getting our life back to normal after Regi had a heart attack and I needed some heathy-er options for dinnertime. It is now
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Coconut Bundt Cake To Please All Coconut Lovers

Coconut Bundt Cake Tried and true by my family, who I’ve taught to love coconut almost as much as me. This cake has just the right texture and is perfectly moist. It’s even better the day after you make it.  I
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Kale, Cannellini and Farro Soup

Kale, Cannellini and Farro Soup This soup is hearty and just plain good. The farro (or you can use barley*) gives it a nutty taste and I just love the texture of farro. If you’ve never tried farro, please put
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Cooking with Nina

The kitchen holds memories for me–I have my mom to thank for that. I remember walking in from school to something on the stove bubbling underneath the lid of the Salad Master pot that clanked incessantly with it’s ding-ding-ding-ding-ding. It
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Caramelized Almond Biscotti

These make a cake like biscotti. You’ll see what I mean when you cut them after the first bake. This recipe makes enough for three people to finish within 24 hours…so doubling it is not a bad idea! Ingredients: 2
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Rose Latte, Love Latte

I’m on a rose kick. It started two years ago when I visited Carmel by the Sea with Sophie and we wandered into a store where I sampled the most beautiful charcoal rose lotion. I surprised even myself when I
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