Easter Meat and Cheese Pie

Here’s another Italian specialty that I’ve learned to make in the last few years.  It is meat and cheese pie, an Easter specialty loaded with cold cuts to celebrate the return to eating meat after a Lent-long fast. My version is based on the one from Patsy’s Italian Family Cookbook.  I spent many hours at […]

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Spicy Stout Gingerbread

I offered this stout gingerbread, and the recipe now makes an annual appearance on my Christmas baking list. The caramel notes in the stout work beautifully with the molasses and brown sugar. It keeps forever…but it doesn’t last more than a couple of days in our house. Make it as a single cake, and it is a perfect addition to a holiday potluck.

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