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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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Castelvetrano Green Olives: the Genuine Taste of Sicily

Castelvetrano Green Olives: the Genuine Taste of Sicily Castelvetrano Olives hail from the beautiful island of Sicily. Their color is strikingly green and their texture is meaty and crispy, yet deliciously juicy. Perfect in every sort of dish or even beverage.   Castelvetrano olives, also known as Nocellara del Belice or Belice valley olives, are a variety of olives which […]

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Sicilian Bones of the Dead Cookies: Halloween Biscuit Ideas

Sicilian Bones of the Dead Cookies: Halloween Biscuit Ideas Halloween is coming, and today we suggest you an original idea coming from far: the Sicilian bones of the dead cookies, made with ground and sugar mixture.   INGREDIENTS 15 oz flour 00 4 oz water 15 oz sugar 1 tbs ground cinnamon 1 tbs ground […]

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Cucidati Italian Fig Cookies – Delicious!

Cucidati Italian Fig Cookies – Delicious! Figs are a staple in the Italian diet.  We eat them fresh, when we can find them, we eat them dried, we eat them made into jams and jellies, and we love them in cookies.  Many Italians have fig trees and grow their own figs.  If you are a […]

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Cannoli Cake Recipe from Sargento

Cannoli Cake Recipe from Sargento from Sargento Everybody Loves a good cannoli, but depending on where you live, you might not be able to find a good cannoli.  Well, now using products from Sargento, you can make a cannoli cake that your friends and family will love.  Give this recipe a try and you will […]

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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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Pumpkin and ricotta cakes

Pumpkin and ricotta cakes Servings         12 Ingredients    7 oz pumpkin puree     8 egg whites     9 oz fresh ricotta cheese     4 tabsp grated Parmesan     1 pinch grated nutmeg     to taste salt and pepper     to taste mixed seeds Instructions     Mix very well pumpkin puree, ricotta cheese, Parmesan, nutmeg, […]

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Sbrisolona, crumble cake from Mantua

Sbrisolona, crumble cake from Mantua Serves 12 A classic crumble cake from Mantua. Ingredients 7 oz almond or almond meal 8.8 oz all purpose flour 5.3 oz cornmeal 7 oz caster sugar 4.2 oz butter 3.5 oz pork lard 2 yolks 1/2 lemon zest 1/2 vanilla pod seeds topping caster sugar chopped hazelnuts Instructions Use […]

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TRICK OR TREAT CHEESEBOARD

TRICK OR TREAT CHEESEBOARD I get to wear a lot of hats at Di Bruno Bros. but one of my favorite parts of the job is photographing cheeseboards. They’re fun to put together and even more fun to eat afterwards! I wanted to create a board for Halloween with cheeses that you could pair with […]

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