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Camponata Appetizer Recipe

My sister Kelley made this appetizer for our last Spaghetti Sunday and she makes it a lot. I’ve made it, but it doesn’t turn out as good (maybe because I don’t use enough oil.) There are several advantages to this recipe, which makes a perfect appetizer for a Pasta Dinner.

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Foodie in Miami Visits NYC

So, as mentioned in my previous post, the anniversary of our first date was February 7th. When Zeke proposed to me on Christmas Day in 2003, he invited me to New York on this date to go pick out the diamond for my engagement ring. The weather was freezing and

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Happy Fourth of July!

4000 weeks. That’s the book Jeff Bridges, one of my favorite actors, is reading and it’s the amount of time we have in our life if we live until 80. It seems like a lot and, then again, not enough. Today would have been my Dad’s 87th birthday. He died

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Bittersweet Days

I’m thinking love Love, love, love More sweet than bitter. Bittersweet by Big Head Todd and the Monsters So I finished Atlas of the Heart, the new book by Brene Brown about the eighty-seven emotions humans experience and how they effect our lives. I related to a lot of the

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Aunt Josie’s Pickled Eggplant

My Aunt Josie used to tell a story about the first time she went to Italy to visit her cousins. They had been communicating via telephone (my Aunt Emma could speak Italian) but had never met. So Josie (and I’m assuming the other sisters) flew to Rome to visit. At

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My B(re)ad Problem

After watching my newest grandson Liam Jack this week for 8 hours (9 to 5) on Tuesday, my back was killing me so I decided I need to work on my core, because everyone knows the secret to a healthy back is a strong core. There’s just one little problem-

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Tik Tok Pasta

So tick tock, it’s close to dinnertime on a weekday and you have nothing planned for dinner. Solution? This easy Tik Tok sensation, the recipe for Pasta with Tomatoes and Feta. It was super easy to put together and delicious, with the tomatoes taking on a sun-dried tomato flavor and

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Balsamic Brown Butter Ravioli

If I had to pick my favorite pasta, it would have to be filled pasta, whether ravioli, tortellini or agnolotti. This is probably some kind of sacrilege to my Italian heritage, as I never remember eating any of these at my Nanny’s house for Spaghetti Sunday’s, but there you have

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About Gina Guilford

A former Air Florida flight attendant and daughter of a pilot, I love traveling, cooking and entertaining. Whether exploring Miami’s newest hot spots, visiting old favorites or discovering hidden gems, I’m always up for an eating adventure. My Foodie in Miami website shares personal essays, recipes, restaurant news and reviews, as well as views from my tropical garden.

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