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Italian Lentil Soup Recipe for the New Year

Italian lentil soup is a comforting, hearty soup that’s easy to throw together and the perfect way to jump-start your new year or enjoy it on a cold winter day. Why do Italians Eat Lentil on New Year’s Eve? One tradition that has always stuck with me is the Italian custom of eating” “zuppa di lenticchie” …

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47 Easy Christmas Snacks for the Holiday Season

As we count down to Christmas, I know Christmas snacks and appetizers are top of mind for all your Christmas parties. After over a decade of experience in the kitchen, I’ve learned how important it is to quickly whip up impressive snacks that look and taste great, especially during this time of year. These Christmas …

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Italian Side Dishes for Christmas: 35 Authentic Recipes

If you’re planning an Italian Christmas Eve dinner or looking to add some Italian food to your Christmas feast, try out these 35 delicious Italian side dishes for Christmas that are sure to elevate your spread. These recipes represent the best Italian cuisine, from classic salads to veggie sides. The holidays are a time to …

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Air Fryer Shrimp – A Quick and Easy Air Fryer Seafood Dish

The air fryer shrimp recipe is versatile, simpler, and easier than you think. Additionally, the way the shrimp is seasoned is spot on. It adds great flavor without being too strong. Moreover, it’s healthier as you need a little cooking spray than the conventional method.  Whether you’re cooking for a busy weeknight or hosting a …

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Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes With Few Ingredients

The Christmas season is here, and I’m excited to share these delightful, easy Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients. These easy Christmas cookies are perfect for those like me who love baking but have little time and always prepare them at the last minute. While homemade recipes can be delicious, they don’t all need to be overly fussy. Sometimes, …

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Italian Seafood Recipes for the Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a cherished tradition synonymous with an authentic Italian American Christmas celebration.  While few Sicilians in Italy may recall this holiday tradition, it has been kept alive and passed down through generations of Italian-American families.  The Feast of the Seven Fishes tradition is to eat at least 7 fish dishes on the evening …

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Easy Christmas Drinks with Baileys: 21 Festive Cocktails

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to gather with loved ones and raise a glass to celebrate. And what better way to add a touch of Christmas cheer to your next holiday party than these easy Christmas drinks with Baileys? What is Bayles? Bailey’s is a creamy texture liqueur made from Irish whiskey blended with cream for those unfamiliar. It has a deliciously …

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Air Fryer Desserts – 40 Easy Recipes You Need to Try

If you’re a dessert lover like me, you’ll be thrilled to discover the world of air fryer desserts. Air fryers aren’t just for savory dishes; they can also be your secret weapon for whipping up a small batch of irresistible air fryer sweet treats. From cookies to fruit crisps, here are 40 fantastic air fryer …

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A Bowl of Comfort: Easy and Hearty Chickpea Soup Recipe

As autumn and winter approach, having a go-to hearty soup recipe is always a good idea. Whether you need a quick weeknight meal or something comforting to warm you up on a cold day, this chickpea soup is one you’ll find yourself making time and time again. What’s great about this soup is that it can …

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Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Appetizer With Pesto

For many years now, my puff pastry Christmas trees have been a staple appetizer at all of my holiday season Christmas parties. It’s easy to make, looks gorgeous on the serving platter, and always seems to disappear quickly! TABLE OF CONTENTS Savory Christmas  tree shape appetizer  The main ingredients for my puff pastry Christmas trees are pantry staples you likely already …

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