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Zeppole

Zeppole Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian Two Zeppole recipes included below * The word does something to me. I have such wonderful memories of Zeppole.    Both grandmothers would make them for special occasions.  OMG, they are addictive.  You only need a few ingredients to make a beautiful batch. Flour, baking powder, salt, ricotta […]

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Zeppole – Laura Vitale recipe

Zeppole  Laura Vitale recipe * Zeppole are my favorite traditional Italian pastry. I guess you would call it a pastry but all I know is a hot Zeppola with powdered sugar on top and a coffee…. WOW. My grandmother used to make these whenever we asked for them. Simple, especially when they are just randomly […]

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Pasta Fazool

p Pasta Fazool Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian * Recipes and Video’s below Pasta Fazool – Pasta Fagioli meaning “pasta and beans” is a traditional Italian dish. The proper name in grammatical Italian is Pasta Fagioli   Recipes for pasta fazool – Pasta Fagioli vary. The only true requirement is that beans and pasta are included. […]

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The Sandwich – What is your favorite Sandwich?

The Sandwich What is your favorite Sandwich? *   Sandwiches  Among Italian immigrants speaking broken English often called them “Sangwiches”.  Sandwiches have been a major part of our lives and we each have one that we love more than others. Check into the video featuring Frank’s Thoughts about Growin’ Up Italian and then click on […]

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The Ricotta Cookie – Frank’s Thought & Written Recipe

The Ricotta Cookie Frank’s Thought on Growin’ Up Italian & Written Recipe     The Ricotta Cookie.     When I was a kid, for that matter as long as I can recall I have had a love affair with the Ricotta cookie. My Grandmother Madalena was from Calabria and she made these cookies all […]

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Pepper & Egg Sandwich – Written Recipe & Video

Pepper & Egg Sandwich Written Recipe & Video Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian * I’ve had a loving relationship with the Pepper & Egg sandwich all my life. When my uncle took us fishing as kids this was the sandwich he made for the trip.  Pepper & Egg Sandwich.     Video and Written […]

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Baked Crab Cakes

Baked Crab Cakes Submitted by Gladys L. Hull, Salisbury, MD. 1 lb. Jumbo Lump crab meat 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. butter ½ cup finely chopped onion 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning ½ tsp. fresh minced garlic 1/8 tsp. crushed dried tarragon pinch of cayenne pepper 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise […]

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Scrumptious Sicilian Pastry – GENOVESI di ERICE

Scrumptious Sicilian Pastry GENOVESI di ERICE Custard Filled Written Recipe Below   **** Scrumptious Sicilian Pastry – GENOVESI di ERICE  also known as Genoesi Ericine are crispy to the bite and yet soft on the inside, usually stuffed with either Custard, Ricotta or Nutella. They were origianlly created by Maria Grammatico of La Pasticceria di […]

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simple-easy-braciole-6-ingredients-add-pasta-sauce Desciption of Recipe Beef Braciole, stuffed beef rolls slowly simmered in tomato sauce Prep Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 2 hours Yield: 4 Amount and Ingredient 1 lb boneless beef round, cut into 4 thin slices approximately 1/3 inch thick 4 slices of prosciutto 1 tablespoon pignoli beans(pine nuts) 2 tablespoons grated pecorino romano […]

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Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake

Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake

Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake By Suzy – The Mediterranean Dish   This rustic Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake is very easy to make and is perfect with coffee or tea. Frank & I surprised family baking this during the holidays. Everyone loved it served accompanied with fresh cream. Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake Frank […]

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