The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Perry Como

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Perry Como Perry Como’s Christmas in England 15 December 1984  *   It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year It’s the hap-happiest season of all With […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas – Perry Como

The Twelve Days of Christmas  Perry Como * *   During the holiday season, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is heard everywhere from shopping malls to television commercials to church functions. Everywhere you go, you can hear about Two Turtle Doves, Seven Swans-a-Swimming and Eleven Pipers Piping. But what does any of this mean? What does a […]

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Silent Night – Dean’s Christmas Show 1967

Silent Night Dean’s Christmas Show with Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Families (December 21, 1967) *   Dean Martin’s and Frank Sinatra’s family sing together “Silent Night” on a Christmas edition of Dean’s TV show (December 21, 1967).   * Lyrics Below Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin, […]

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Capitone Arrosto

Capitone Arrosto   Servings: 4 – 6 Total time: 45 min Level: Easy Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. eel 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 4 or 5 bay leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 lemons, zest only Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Rub the capitone pieces with […]

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Traditional Osso Buco

Traditional Osso Buco   Total: 2 hr 15 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 2 hr Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 dry bay leaf 2 whole cloves Cheesecloth Kitchen twine, tying the veal shanks 3 whole veal shanks (about 1 pound per shank), trimmed Sea salt and freshly […]

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Trippa alla romana

Trippa alla romana   Ingredients: (Serves 4 to 6) 2 pounds honeycomb tripe, washed ¼ cup sea salt, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 cup white wine 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes Leaves from 4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped 1 1/2 cups […]

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Salt Cod Fritters with Pepper Sauce

Salt Cod Fritters with Pepper Sauce   Total Time 1 HR Yield Serves : Makes about 32 fritters Ingredients Pepper Sauce 1/2 small onion, coarsely chopped 6 scallions, green parts only, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 roasted red bell pepper, seeds removed 1 serrano chile, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon chopped thyme […]

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Home-made Dried Chili Oil

Home-made Dried Chili Oil Posted by silviascucina   Ingredients 1 green-thumbed husband Alternatively 800 gr (1.7) of mixed chilies 4 cups of extra-virgin olive oil (or enough to fill up the jar you wish to use) How to 1. Wash the chilies and spread them on an oven tray big enough to accommodate them in […]

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A hearty winter soup: Lentil, Sweet Potato and Cavolo Nero

A hearty winter soup: Lentil, Sweet Potato and Cavolo Nero Posted by silviascucina   Ingredients for 4 people 3 French Shallots or 1 medium sized brown onion, chopped up 3 tablespoons of Extra-virgin Olive oil 1 medium sweet potato, chopped, skin on (well washed!) 1 chunk of smoked pancetta, ham hock or speck (or chorizo) […]

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Lobster Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls) with Saffron Aioli Sauce

Lobster Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls) with Saffron Aioli Sauce Lobster Arancini are a Sicilian delicacy! The creamy risotto rice balls are breaded and fried and stuffed with lobster meat. Serve them with a spicy Saffron Aioli dipping sauce. Prep Time 8 hours Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes Servings 18 balls […]

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