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CARDAMON VANILLA POUND CAKE

Full of flavor, deliciously satisfying and easy to make. 3 CUPS FLOUR 1 TSP CARDAMON – ground 1 TSP BAKING POWDER ½ TSP BAKING SODA 2 ¼ STICKS BUTTER – unsalted, room temperature 1 ¾ CUPS SUGAR 2 VANILLA…

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SPIEDINI di SCAMPI IMPANATI

Skewered Breaded Shrimp This recipe serves 4 and makes a good appetizer or even a tasty dinner when served with a side of vegetables, rice and a salad and is easily adapted to serve more than 4. 20 SHRIMP…

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CACIO e PEPE

You have often read what I have written about my family in Montefollonico. It is a quaint little hamlet in Siena and that is where my Father was born.  We always visit them when we travel there for business…

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Wishing you a Bountiful Thanksgiving!

  May the beauty and blessingsof Thanksgivingbring warmth and peaceto your home.May you be surrounded bythose you love. Wishing you a Bountiful Thanksgiving! Anita and Charlie AugelloAnd the Entire Augello Family.   BUON MANGIATA!    Meet Anita Augello –…

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Thanksgiving in Italy

La Festa del Ringraziamento Although Thanksgiving is uniquely an American holiday nearly every continent has some version in their own culture though not celebrated necessarily in November.  These Thanksgiving events usually are a celebration of harvest. Italy, with its…

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AUGELLO HOLIDAY CRANBERRY MOLD

No matter what holiday, this is always on our table!   Thanksgiving is beyond the turkey and the pies. It’s a day that gives us a chance to find reasons to smile and bond with family, friends and loved…

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POT ROAST

(A Great Dish for a Dreary Day) 1 Beef Chuck Pot Roast – 3lbs 1 Tbs Olive Oil – plus extra 10 Red Skinned Potatoes – small and halved 1 Onions – large, halved and sliced A Few Carrots…

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THE STORY OF TWO CROQUE

A CROQUE MONSIEUR  is a hot sandwich made with ham and cheese. The dish originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. The name comes from the French words croque (“crunch”) and monsieur (“mister”). A CROQUE MONSIEUR is traditionally made with baked or boiled ham and sliced cheese between slices of pain de mie, topped…