Category Archives: Italian Food

How to Make Baked Butternut Squash Risotto: An Unexpected Favorite of the Picky Toddler

By: Melanie There was a time, not so very long ago, when I was truly a devourer of literature. I mean, really, I practically ate books for breakfast. Though I still make time to do plenty of reading for me, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner with a Twist: How to make pumpkin ravioli with pumpkin seed pesto

By: Melanie Is it me, or has this year flown by? It was just Valentine’s Day (wasn’t it?!), and yet somehow, Thanksgiving is nearly upon us.  Thanksgiving has never been one of my favorite holidays. As a vegetarian, a day … Continue reading

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How to Make a Greek Salad: A meal worthy of Dante

By: Melanie There are the books you read. You enjoy. You close the cover and think “hmm…that was good. Next.” Then there are the books you read. You reread. They become a passion. An obsession. Dante’s The Divine Comedy is … Continue reading

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How to make Italian Herb Bread: A call to action on behalf of neglected bread machines everywhere!

By: Melanie Keith Scribner, in his second novel, Miracle Girl, asks readers to think. To reconsider assumptions about faith, trust, materialism, ethics, and love. While these heavy themes may initially scare-off some readers, he develops his characters with such subtle … Continue reading

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How to Make Vegetarian Baked Ziti: A Recipe inspired by “The Vines”

By: Christy Isn’t it funny how in many books, the characters don’t take the time to eat? This phenomenon is probably most obvious in the thrillers and YA—both have their respective page-turning qualities which add to their heightened realities, but … Continue reading

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How to Make Spaghetti Pie: No Bets about it, everybody needs a “go-to-meal”

By: Melanie It’s summer time! Bring on the BBQs, the bikinis, and of course, the bug spray. But most of all…bring on the beach reads.  One of my favorite summer beach reads was suggested to me by a gaggle of … Continue reading

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