Open-Faced Toasted Mozzarella and Tomato (Homemade)

Open-Faced Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich

When you write a blog that features lots of photographs of sandwiches, they had better be mind-blowingly inventive. There’s no room for PB&J at From Away World Headquarters; back when we had all the time in the world, it was a cinch to whip up Veal Schnitzel-wiches with Garlic Butter or burn through an afternoon… 

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Pepperoni Stromboli


There’s a black and white photo hanging in our hallway, a family snapshot, of an anniversary party from the 1950′s. In it, my mother was a little girl in fancy dress, my grandparents smiling young parents, and my great-grandmother Anna and great-grandfather Gaetano in the center, married fifty years, stout, stern and proud. There were… 

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Gnudi in Sage Butter with Fresh Tomatoes


Gnudi, pronounced “Nudee”, is a ricotta-based dumpling, a sort of ravioli in the buff. Hence, gnudi – it means naked! I clothed these fat little bastards in a sage butter sauce and at the last second added a healthy spoonful of garlicky tomato bruschetta topping that my mother-in-law made for Christmas Eve. Just what the… 

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White Pizza Grilled Cheese (Homemade)

White Pizza Grilled Cheese

Today’s sandwich is the “White Pizza Grilled Cheese.” It combines ricotta, mozzarella, garlic, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil on toasted bread. Notes: We went on a little excursion to New York last week. You may have heard about it. And it was great. Really, really great. We didn’t do much of anything at all,… 

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Cheese & Mushroom Pull-Apart Bread


Browse Pinterest for inspiration for long enough, and some strange things start to happen to your sense of right and wrong. Two hours in, a search that may have started with a simple pan-seared duck breast eventually ends in “Mozarella Ganache Stuffed Nutella Coffee Cake Pancakes with Red Velvet Honey Mustard,” and you’re staring open-mouthed… 

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