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‘La dolce vita’ is an Italian phrase often used by non-Italians to describe the lazy, hazy days of summer. But it literally means ‘the sweet life’ – and that’s a great way to characterize many lazy, hazy Italian summer foods which often spotlight a single ingredient and involve absolute minimum preparation…

Ice Cream Cones - Detail - © via FanPop

I scream, you scream, we all scream for National Ice Cream Day! In fact, it’s National Ice Cream Month in the U.S., and you can thank former President Ronald Reagan for that. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I should have done this before now. So, here’s a little history on the Day…

Coleslaw - Confetti - Detail - © truelemon.com

We surveyed the Potato Salad scene a couple of days ago. Now, it’s time for a look at the other supreme summer Salad: Coleslaw. We’ll start with a little history and segue into the never-ending debate over which kind of Dressing is best: Creamy Mayo style, or Oil-based Vinaigrette…