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Cassata – Traditional Recipe – Giallo Zefferano

Cassata Traditional Recipe Giallo Zefferano – Yellow Saffron *   Cassata or Cassata siciliana is a traditional “Dolce” or Sweet from Sicily, Italy.  Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. A filling this is sometimes used with cannoli. Cassata has a shell of marzipan, pink and green coloured icing, and decorative designs. Cassata may also refer to a Neapolitan ice cream containing […]

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Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * If you enjoy cheese cake you will love this special recipe. Ricotta Cheesecake will put all other cheesecakes to shame in my opinion. Take a moment and let Rossella share her family recipe.  The production of ricotta in the Italian peninsula dates back to the Bronze Age. […]

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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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Frank Granieri – Roasting Chestnuts YUM

Frank Granieri Chestnuts / Castagne How to Roast Chestnuts * High gang, I’m Frank Granieri. As I write this it is late October and right in the middle of Chestnut season in southern Italy. I was inspired today in particular because I went with my friends Barbara and John to one of the local Castagne […]

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Frank Granieri – How to Roast Chestnuts

Frank Granieri Chestnuts / Castagne How to Roast Chestnuts * High gang, I’m Frank Granieri. As I write this it is late October and right in the middle of Chestnut season in southern Italy. I was inspired today in particular because I went with my friends Barbara and John to one of the local Castagne […]

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Frank Granieri – Ricotta Cookie – Growin’ Up Italian

Frank Granieri Wonderful Ricotta Cookies Frank’s Thought on Growin’ Up Italian *   Ricotta Cookies are one of the all time favorite Holiday Treats to the Italian People. There is no need to go on and on about their goodness. Just click on both videos below and Enjoy. I   Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna  Ricotta […]

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Decadent Chocolate Torta – GialloZafferano

Decadent Chocolate Torta GialloZafferano *   This decadent chocolate torte is a delicious cake without wheat flour, topped with a creamy chocolate ganache. DELIZIOSO… ! If it’s true that chocolate makes you feel good, then this dessert will make you happy!    * Decadent Chocolate Torta GialloZafferano * This is the most beautiful Torte! Its […]

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“Struffoli” – Original Italian Recipe Honey Balls

 Struffoli Original Italian Recipe These “Honey Balls” are a holiday favorite in our house.   This is a very good recipe with an instructional video on how to make Struffoli. Continue to the NEXT PAGE for the Written and Video recipe

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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies Every year our children look forward to helping make these candy cane cookies and leaving them out for Santa.  This is a family friendly recipe and the kids love playing with the cookie dough.  It keeps them busy for a while and they love eating the finished product. From our home to […]

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