Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Cream Sauce, Arugula and Toasted Pine Nuts

This looks so yummy!

The Scrumptious Pumpkin

Several years ago, my husband Chris and I were fortunate enough to travel to Italy for our honeymoon.

This is the southern coast of Italy, and you have to make a harrowing drive, navigating dangerous curves along the edges of cliffs (with  motorcyclists whizzing by you James-Bond-style, no less) to get here.

But once you arrive, it feels like you may have temporarily left earth and stepped into heaven.

Chris and I were so awe-struck by this place that we couldn’t get over the idea that there were people who grew up and got to live in this beautiful paradise.  We kept saying “there are actually people get to walk these beaches everyday?” and “eat at these restaurants all the time?”  We couldn’t believe anyone could be so lucky.

One night we had the most wonderful-tasting, light and flavorful gnocchi (dumplings, often served with tomato sauce and cheese)…

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