Kale and Sausage Pasta

I came up with this recipe the week I moved. I had only unpacked my deep sautĂ© pan, so I needed to make a one pot meal. The pasta cooks in the mix of chicken stock and cream. By the time the pasta is done cooking, you will have a thick creamy sauce that beautifully…

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Cannoli Battle

I think it is about time we settle a Boston debate. Which popular cannoli spot in the North End is the best? (For this post, I am only discussing the cannoli rivals Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry. I do acknowledge that there are endless places to get cannoli in Boston.) If you have not had…

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Culinary Arts – Week Six

Week six of the Culinary Arts program has come and gone. It was a short week due to the holiday, but it sure didn’t feel any less packed. We started our week with the ServSafe exam on Tuesday morning. This is a test for a five year certification in food safety. The good news is…

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Cincinnati Eats

Over the 4th of July holiday, I went to Cincinnati to visit my Aunt Tracy and Uncle Dave. My aunt is my dad’s older sister, and the two of us have a lot in common. We look alike; we are the second  born of four children (with an older sister and two younger brothers); we…

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I’m Eddie Cano – DC

This weekend was Mother’s Day weekend. I was lucky enough to get to see my mom this year, as she and my dad came to visit me. They were back home for actual Mother’s Day, but we got to spend a nice Friday and Saturday together. I always want to show my family some good…

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Bsquared – NYC (Hell’s Kitchen)

I have officially finished writing about my amazing food adventures in Boston. It truly was an amazing two days of food, history, and culture.  I cannot wait to be living there. If those two days were a preview of what is to come, I will be very happy in this city.  Before we headed back…

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Bova’s Bakery – North End Boston

After having a delicious Italian dinner in Boston’s historic North End, we absolutely could not finish the night without getting cannoli from an Italian bakery. This was my one other ‘must’ for this trip to Boston. We checked out Bova’s Bakery, just a short block away from Florentine Cafe where we dined to our heart’s…

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Florentine Cafe – North End Boston

The time how now come for me to discuss the part of my trip I most looked forward to: eating Italian food in Boston. The North End of Boston is known as their Little Italy. It hosts some of the oldest buildings in the city, including some of the sights on the Freedom Trail. What…

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Spinach Frittata

I may be on vacation, but I still managed to find time to develop a new recipe. After a long day of travel and some exploration in New Orleans, my aunt and I headed to her house in Lafayette, which is about a two hour drive. When we got to the house, we were hungry…

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Pasta Primavera

It has finally started to feel like spring in DC. The cherry blossoms have bloomed; the sun has mostly decided to make its presence known; outdoor happy hours and brunch are popping back up. Since it finally feels appropriate, I wanted to make something springy for our family dinner this past Sunday. Here enters pasta…

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