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Glamour, Wellness, and Elegance Lead to La Dolce Vita

Glamour, Wellness, and Elegance Lead to La Dolce Vita

Living La Dolce Vita is what my website is all about. You can interpret this Italian phrase, which literally means “the sweet life” in any way that suits you. Think about what makes you happy and makes your life sweeter. For me the concepts of glamour, wellness, and...

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Lentils for Prosperity in the New Year

Lentils for Prosperity in the New Year

It is the tradition in Italy to eat lentils for prosperity in the New Year. Round little lentils, or lenticchie, represent Roman coins. If you eat lentils on New Year's Day, wealth and good fortune will be on their way to you. Lentils are usually served as midnight is...

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Sometimes I think the best part of holiday meals are the leftovers. I love to snack on leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. If you're looking for something to do with your turkey meat, try making a Leftover Turkey Pot Pie. It makes a hot comforting meal on...

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Affogato With Leftover Christmas Cookies

Affogato With Leftover Christmas Cookies

Affogato is an Italian dessert of gelato “drowned” in espresso. The word affogato in Italian means “drowned.” It comes from the root affogare which means “to drown.” Whenever I’ve had this dessert in Italian restaurants, they usually crumble almond cookies on top to...

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Lentils for Prosperity in the New Year

Lentils for Prosperity in the New Year

It is the tradition in Italy to eat lentils for prosperity in the New Year. Round little lentils, or lenticchie, represent Roman coins. If you eat lentils on New Year's Day, wealth and good fortune will be on their way to you. Lentils are usually served as midnight is...

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Sometimes I think the best part of holiday meals are the leftovers. I love to snack on leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. If you're looking for something to do with your turkey meat, try making a Leftover Turkey Pot Pie. It makes a hot comforting meal on...

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Affogato With Leftover Christmas Cookies

Affogato With Leftover Christmas Cookies

Affogato is an Italian dessert of gelato “drowned” in espresso. The word affogato in Italian means “drowned.” It comes from the root affogare which means “to drown.” Whenever I’ve had this dessert in Italian restaurants, they usually crumble almond cookies on top to...

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Panettone French Toast

Panettone French Toast

Panettone is a sweet bread that originated in Milan. It is a standard treat enjoyed by Italians during the Christmas season. It’s wonderful on its own, with perhaps a little butter. I like to use it for a breakfast treat. If you have any leftover panettone from...

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A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

Hello, beautiful, Congratulations for making it through this complicated and sometimes terrifying year. You made some tough adjustments along the way, and kept stepping forward despite all the obstacles put in your path this year. You managed to hold it all together,...

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Vin Brulé – A Simple Mulled Wine Recipe

Vin Brulé – A Simple Mulled Wine Recipe

This mulled wine recipe from Italy is easy and fun to make, and a great hot celebratory beverage to share with family and friends. It tastes delicious, but making it might be the best part. It’s a real crowd pleaser as you set it aflame before consuming. You can make...

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Festive Champagne Cocktail and Mocktail

Festive Champagne Cocktail and Mocktail

Here is a fun party drink for the holiday season. I love champagne and all forms of bubbly. This is a colorful way to enjoy a holiday version of a champagne cocktail. You can also make this a non-alcoholic drink and still enjoy the sparkling spirit of the season. Here...

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Winter Solstice Recipe

Winter Solstice Recipe

Winter solstice marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the shortest day of the year with the longest period of darkness. Celebrate with a winter solstice recipe. At this time of year many cultures celebrate with a holiday, whether it be...

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Holiday Hair Styles – Easy Updos

Holiday Hair Styles – Easy Updos

My hair is so long right now. I haven’t had it cut since the end of January. At the start of the pandemic lockdown, I wasn’t ready for a cut. But then all of the salons in my area closed for a long time. They are open now in a limited capacity, but I’m still not...

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