Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2010’

My bags are packed and I’m ready to fly~

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What will 2011 bring? Ah, the last post of 2010 and what a year it has been! It started off with our house being published in House Beautiful’s Feb 2010 issue. With that came a huge designer-blog interest and led a publisher to my then manuscript of Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family. On the …

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Buon Natale~

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Merry Christmas ~ Buon Natale Wishing you a most joyous holiday~ Mark

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Cookies for Santa? Maybe he’ll share~

Biscotti Natale - Beyond the Pasta - Italian Christmas Cookies

Biscotti Natale It’s Christmas time and that means COOKIES! Have to have something to put out for Santa, right? Here is Nonna’s recipe for Biscotti Natale. I have taken the liberty of slightly altering the shape of her original by preparing this version in as round cookie. Watch the above video to see how these are prepared – in my …

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