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Pizza Rustica (Pizzakeen) Recipe – Chef Pasquale

 Pizza Rustica – Pizza Chieno Pizzakeen Chef Pasquale recipe *     Both of my Italian Grandmothers made what we called Pizzagiena or one version of an Italian Easter Pie. Grandmom Julie was from Basilicata and Grandmom Madeline was from Calabria.  Yet they both made it pretty much the same way. It was made with diced […]

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Traditional Easter Cake “Torta Pasqualina” – GialloZafferano

Traditional Easter Cake “Torta Pasqualina”  GialloZafferano   * The pasqualina cake is usually a savory pie , typical of the  Easter Season.    * It is prepared by spreading very thin sheets of pasta prepared with water, flour and olive oil (without yeast ). The cut sheet that will be used for the bottom must be larger than the pan, and, in this phase of preparation, it must hang out […]

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“Eggs in Purgatory” – Ciao Italia Mary Ann Esposito

“Eggs in Purgatory”  Mary Ann Esposito – Ciao Italia * Wonderful Recipe from the Past * I Love Italian Food When I was much younger my mom used to make something where the rendered tomatoes filled the deep dish frying pan and then she broke eggs into the middle of the tomatoes.      It […]

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Great Depression Cooking-“Breakfast” – Clara Cannucciari 

Great Depression Cooking Clara Cannucciari  “Breakfast” *   We have been watching these videos from Clara for some time now and we never seem to get enough. Lovely lady and its really something to hear her stories about her parents and what they did to insure their family would survive the Great Depression.    Clara […]

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“Pizza gaina” or “Pizza keen” – Italian Easter Pie – Rossella

Pizza Rustica – Pizza gaina Pizza chiena Italian Easter Pie Recipe  Rossella’s cooking with Nonna *   Both of my Italian Grandmothers made what we called Pizzagiena or one version of an Italian Easter Pie. Grandmom Julie was from Basilicata and Grandmom Madeline was from Calabria.  Yet they both made it pretty much the same way. […]

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Breakfast Italiano – Light-hearted approach to Breakfast (Colazione)

Breakfast Italiano – Light-hearted approach to Breakfast (Colazione) *   Breakfast is the first meal of a day. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. There is a strong tendency for one or more “typical”, or “traditional”, breakfast menus to exist in most places, but the composition of this varies widely from place to place, […]

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Italian Fritatta – Potato & Onion Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Fritatta – Potato & Onion Recipe  Laura Vitale in the Kitchen   * Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to “fried.”   The Italian word frittata derives from friggere and roughly means fried. This was originally a general term for cooking eggs in a skillet.  Including […]

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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe – Laura Vitale

Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe Laura Vitale   * This is an egg salad sandwich recipe shared by Laura Vitale of Laura in the Kitchen. This is one of our favorite sandwiches especially in the summer. It is light, delicious and very easy to make. I can taste it now right through the screen. YUM!   […]

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Peppers & Eggs (Part 2) – Great Depression Cooking with Clara

Great Depression Cooking Peppers & Eggs (Part 2)  Clara Cannucciari   This is the second part of Clara’s Pepper and Egg Recipe.  Great Depression Cooking host Clara Bonfanti Cannucciari was born in Melrose Park, Illinois on August 18, 1915. Clara was the host of the web series Great Depression Cooking with Clara and author of the book Clara’s Kitchen. […]

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Eggs in a Nest – Wonderful Recipe – Helen Cavallo

Eggs in a Nest  Magical  Helen Cavallo   When I was a kid my mother used to make this every once in a while. We thought it was magical for some reason. I haven’t seen anyone do it this way for some time so I was drawn to this video recipe for what they used […]

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