Saving the last of peach season with a red wine peach shrub and a recipe for a Bourbon Peach Smash cocktail.
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A recipe for a classic BLT sandwich made with chipotle-flavored mayonnaise and caramelized onions.
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For this month’s Last Friday, Lillian and I were inspired by my recent trip to Italy and decided to give the antipasti platter an update.
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A few of the photos from my visit to the walled-in city of Sirmione on Lake Garda.
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I’ve always felt that being named after an opera has carried its own set of unspoken rules.
The number one of which is that – according to me – I operate at a higher than level of drama than most. And, embarrassingly enough, I’ve embraced that to the fullest at times. It’s mortifying to look back on, but I’ve caused a fair amount of drama in my day. Such as, you know, prostrating myself on the kitchen floor before a ballet performance proclaiming I couldn’t eat dinner because “I had to perform!” Or that I’d never be able to have babies after a particularly bad run in with a deep sea fishing pole. Or tearing my closet apart like a whirling dervish each and every day before school because “I had nothing to wear.”
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Photos and highlights from my beach vacation in Forte Dei Marmi, Italy.
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Here are some photos, tips, and other highlights from my recent trip to Rome.
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For the first time ever, I’m sharing my hard earned recipe for a Classic Basil Pesto!
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