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Recipe #11: Thursday’s Ricotta Gnocchi with Shrimp and Pistachios

Hello Everyone! This is the latest recipe in our 1 Couple 1 Cookbook series, but this time we have a couple of special guests! We had such an amazing time making this recipe together, and we enjoyed a perfect drink addition – Aperol Spritz’ – made by our guests! Sincerely, Bri…

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Recipe #10: Braised Sausages with Lentils, Leeks & Fennel

Hello All, Recipe #10! Wow! Even though we have not made it as far as we would like, we are still totally committed to finishing every recipe in “As the Roman’s Do.” Here are a few things we’ve realized so far… We try to work each recipe into our bi-weekly meal plan so we are eating the food we make as a meal, not just…

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Why Imperfect Produce is Perfect for Me

Hello All, If you have ever seen produce growing in a field, or even just had a garden or fruit tree in the yard you’ll know that produce does not all look the same. It doesn’t mean that it doesn’t taste just as good, it just looks different. I am very fortunate to have been raised in Northern California in a town surrounded by farmland so I…

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Recipe #9: Roman-Style Ravioli with Broccoli, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Anchovies and Ricotta

As this is our first recipe in a couple of months, I decided to reformat our new videos, starting with this one. From now on the videos will include a little bit more of us cooking, drinking wine, and any mishaps we have along the way… This video has one so look out for it!  I also COMPLETELY FAILED at taking pictures while making this…

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SUMMERTIME | My Summer 2017 Must Haves

We get a few sunny days in the 80s and I’m officially in the mood for summer! My husband and I also recently moved into a new place, so all I want to do is entertain and hang out in our backyard. In the spirit of summer I am sharing a few of my favorite beauty, style, entertaining and summer decor must-haves. BEAUTY –  NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER DRY…

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Cookie Crust Fruit Tart with Lemon Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Filling

This fresh fruit tart is a SHOW STOPPER, perfect for any summer party! Choose red and blue fruit like I did and your tart will have an Americana feel perfect for upcoming Independence Day celebrations. With a thick sugar cookie crust this tart is easy to pick up and eat with your hands, but just as easily makes a beautiful addition to a desert plate…

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MILKSHAKE | Calibur SF

Since my husband and I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 2 years ago I have been talking about how great this burger joint called Calibur is. After 2 years we FINALLY made it over there to grab lunch! Disclaimer: This is not your run of the mill burger joint! They make their burgers with “house-ground, 100% organic, grass-fed California beef,” and their “fries are…

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Recipe #8: Roman-Style Semolina Gnocchi with Pork Rib Sauce

Each time we make a recipe from the book I am always assuming something will taste like some other dish we’ve had, but no matter how simple the ingredients they always taste unique and different. This recipe took a while to make because you have to let the sauce simmer for a few hours, but for a Sunday recipe this is one amazing  meal! It…

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Recipe #7: Mini Pizzas with Tomato Sauce

I will occasionally make some pizza dough at home for Stephan and I to make individual pizzas. The dough recipe I have been using for the past couple of years serves its purpose, but honestly is mediocre. I was excited to try this dough recipe and I can tell you it will be my go-to from now on. It is still just as simple as…

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Recipe #6: Roman-Style Chicken with Bell Peppers

The 6th recipe we chose was Roman-Style Chicken with Bell Peppers. The recipe called for pieces of a whole chicken, but to make it easy we used free range chicken legs as our protein ingredient. The thing we found most interesting about this recipe was that it called for so few ingredients, and no spices except salt and pepper, yet it packed a punch of…

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