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Rigatoni with Special Secret Sauce Chef John of Food Wishes

Rigatoni Al Segreto  Rigatoni with Secret Sauce     Everyone has their own version of spaghetti sauce and Chef John is no different. However over the years we have grown to be drawn to certain chefs because of their passion and expertise. Chef John is one of those wonderful chefs.  Did You Know Tomato sauce (also known […]

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Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes Recipe – Laura Vitale

Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes  Laura Vitale * There is comfort food and then there is comfort food. This qualifies as one of the best.  What is it about roasted potatoes anyway. I just can’t get enough. Mom didn’t really cook with potatoes all that much when we were g rowing up so why now? […]

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Rigatoni with Genovese-Style Meat Sauce – Chef John of Food Wishes

Pasta alla Genovese – Rigatoni with Genovese-Style Meat Sauce * I love Rigatoni… Don’t know about you. Rigatoni is my favorite pasta. Sometimes Mom used to make Rigatoni with meat sauce so I thought I would post this recipe by Chef John. I always love his recipes   Rigatoni are a form of tube-shaped pasta of varying lengths […]

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Make Someone Happy – Jimmy Durante – Beautiful Sleepless in Seattle Clip

Make Someone Happy  Jimmy Durante  Beautiful Sleepless in Seattle Clip * Jackie Barnett Presented Jimmy Durante’s Album “Way of Life”… with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Chorus in a 1964 studio album by Jimmy Durante, arranged by Gordon Jenkins.   It received a “Pop Special Merit” designation from Billboard upon its release, indicating “new releases of outstanding merit which deserve exposure and which could have […]

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Arancini – Rice Balls – Chef Pasquale in his adorable Broken English

Arancini – Rice Balls – Chef Pasquale in his adorable Broken English * Arancini  are stuffed rice balls which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried. The most common filling are: “al ragù” or “al sugo”, filled with ragù (meat or mince, low temperature and long time cooked with tomato sauce and spices), mozzarella and/or caciocavallo cheese, and often peas and “al burro” or “‘a bburro” filled […]

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Baked Stuffed Lobster Recipe with Shrimp & Scallops Oh My!

Make this baked stuffed lobster recipe  go overboard with fresh scallops and shrimp for a seafood dinner to remember. Old Bay Seasoning makes the stuffing. Serves 2 Ingredients: Live lobster: (2) 1 ¼  to 1 ½ lbs. (optionally try raw Maine lobster tails) Stuffing Ingredients: Cubed White Bread: about 6 slices Breadcrumbs: ½ cup Onion, diced : […]

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Pizzelle – “Colored” Pizzelle Recipe – Ciao Italia

  Pizzelle Traditional “Colored” Recipe Ciao Italia / Mary Ann Esposito   * Join Mary Ann as she shares her family traditional recipe for “Colored” Pizzelle, a Christmas favorite in our house.     Pizzelle (singular pizzella) are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring. Usual flavorings consist of Anise, Vanilla or Lemon.  Pizzelle can be hard and crisp […]

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Pizzelle: Traditional Holiday Recipe Laura Vitale

Pizzelle Traditional Recipe Laura Vitale   * Join Laura Vitale as she shares her family traditional recipe for Pizzelle, a Christmas favorite in our house.     Pizzelle (singular pizzella) are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring (usually anise or anisette, less commonly vanilla or lemon zest). Pizzelle can be hard and crisp or soft and chewy depending on the ingredients and method of […]

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Baccala Soup for Christmas Eve – Italian Grandma Gina

Baccala Soup for Christmas Eve Italian Grandma Gina   * I love Baccala whether its in a soup or salad if done correctly it is out of this world. Now with the Christmas Season upon us it’s time to revisit a few of the Baccala recipes. This is just one of them.  Enjoy Italian Grandma […]

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Ricotta Cookies – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Ricotta Cookies Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna   * I remember these cookies. Both my Grandmother Madelena and Grandmom Julie used to make them every Christmas. I can still see the tray of white icing cookies sitting there on the table. You just couldn’t resist them they were so delicious.  I think everybody that grew up […]

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