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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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Recipe #5: Spaghetti Omelette

To be completely honest, I was not quite sure about this recipe when we chose to make this next. I love omelettes and I love pasta, but together I wasn’t so sure. After tasting this concoction I am not sure why I ever second guessed it! Hello, why would we not like it? After all it’s pasta, pancetta and cheese with some egg thrown in…

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Recipe #4: Roman-Style Carnival Sweet Dough Balls

This recipe turned out to be my favorite dessert so far, but I have a feeling we messed it up a little. It was the first recipe we made that did not have a picture associated with it in the book so we had to go strictly off the written recipe for reference. If you love lemon, vanilla bean and overall delicious balls of heavenly…

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Recipe #3: Polenta Sandwich With Baked Sausage & Cheese

While cooking through As the Romans Do we have been trying to make one sweet recipe and then one savory recipe to balance things out. This recipe was appealing to me because it included polenta. I have never cooked polenta before, but my Mom and Dad make a cheesy polenta recipe that is delicious. I wanted to see what polenta was like cooked a different way so…

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Recipe #2: Stick Buns

The second recipe we decided to try was “Sticky Buns.” They were basically a dense bun with pine nuts and raisins mixed in, then topped with a sugar wash to make them “sticky.” To serve you cut open, fill with whipped cream, and sprinkle with ground pistachios. A unique combination of nuts and dried fruit, but very good! Mixing the yeast to make the buns…

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Recipe #1: Baked Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta & Provola Cheese

The first recipe we chose was “Pasta al forno con asparagi, pancetta e provola,” aka “Baked Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta & Provola Cheese.” The ingredients were simple and the recipe was very easy to follow. I have eaten leeks before, but in all the cooking I have done, I have never cooked them myself. Let me just say they are so easy to cook and…

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Intro to 1 Couple | 1 Cookbook (video)

Check out our first video! Meet the couple behind 1 Couple | 1 Cookbook!…

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1 Couple | 1 Cookbook: Mission Italian – Introduction

This experiment, of sorts, is something my husband, Stephan came up with as an activity for the two of us to do to reconnect and make better use of our time together, all while learning to cook. Well, him learning to cook, and me expanding my skills. Between our love for food, my love of the movie Julie and Julia, and my passion for blogging/YouTube the…

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Couples Cocoa (Scratch Made Hot Chocolate)

This recipe makes 2 servings and is perfect for a date night or just a sweet treat for whenever! With Valentines day coming up I like to be super cheesy and actually make an effort to make a nice dinner and desert for my husband and I. If you are a chocolate lover and want to impress a date by making a super creamy, frothy…

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The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’d like to thank Pinterest for helping me find this amazing recipe, and Pinch of Yum blog (Here) for creating it for us all to enjoy! I did something a little different this time around and rolled out balls for the cookies, but froze all but 2 to enjoy later. My parents graciously gifted my husband and I a convection/toaster oven for our home and…

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