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THE BEST COMFORT FOOD … PENNE WITH BACON AND TOMATOE SAUCE

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This really is comfort food at it’s very best.     It’s easy to make.   One generally has all the ingredients in the kitchen.    You combine the simple flavours of a great tomato sauce with irresistible bacon.    You can use … Continue reading

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POLENTA WITH SOUTHERN ITALIAN PORK RAGU

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I have a favorite cooking pan.  It is the one I reach for when I am sauteing or braising meat.   It is a very large pan –  13 inches across.  You can brown a lot of meat at a … Continue reading

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SPINACH PIE … a vegetarian dish that will make your reputation as a splendid cook

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SPINACH PIE  in all its glory This dish looks  professional and complicated.  In reality it is easy to make.  Don’t be concerned about using phyllo pastry dough.   In this recipe perfection isn’t necessary.    If a sheet tears just keep going.  … Continue reading

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FRESH TOMATO PASTA … RECIPE FOR A TRULY SPLENDID PASTA DISH

MICHAEL’S FRESH TOMATO PASTA  for 4 people This is my son-in-law Michael’s  signature pasta dish.  It is simple to make yet complex in flavour.  You can make it for one person or for six. Give yourself a treat and whip it up … Continue reading

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