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Grandma’s Double Rise Pizza Dough

Following grandma’s directions to make this pizza dough was a real revelation.  The crust turned out very airy, chewy and with just the right crisp…. Continue reading »

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Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake

Take the leap from pumpkin pie to pumpkin cheesecake this Fall and get your ginger snaps ready. Making the crust… Continue reading »

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Nick’s Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli

In Italian families, Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, yams and of course, pasta. So if you are feeling the need to… Continue reading »

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Garlic Herb Chicken and Vegetable Pizza: A Toppings and Crust Success

Tonight’s pizza while far from perfect had some memorable highlights. I know the pizza traditionalists always warn not to overdo the… Continue reading »

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Aunt Delia’s Tiramisu

The one great thing about having an Italian family is when you want to know how to make something, there is always… Continue reading »

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Experiments in Bread Shaping

Sometimes I like to make a whole bunch of dough and leave it in the fridge.  This helps the flavor… Continue reading »

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How to make your own bread recipe: Your bread on your terms!

I am  still a beginner at making bread, yet I have already discovered that it is not too hard to come up… Continue reading »

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What makes a great pizza?

As I get started writing about the big three and giving advice on how the average guy or gal could… Continue reading »

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Making Homemade Pasta – 5 reasons why you should!

You owe it to yourself to make homemade pasta.  Why?  Because it’s easy and tastes far superior to store bought dried pasta… Continue reading »

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The Bread Baking Language: Words, Jargon, Terminology, and Key Concepts

When I first starting looking into to how to make homemade bread, I was pretty offset by all the fancy… Continue reading »