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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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New York Cheesecake Recipe – GialloZafferano

New York Cheesecake Recipe – A True Classic – Italian Cook GialloZafferano  * Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. While many assume that it has its origins in New York, it actually dates back much further. Let’s go back over 4,000 years to ancient Greece!  Physical anthropologists excavated cheese molds there which were […]

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“Frangipane – Almond Toast” – Almond Crusted Brioche

“Frangipane” Almond Crusted “Toast” Recipe * This is a Very Easy and Scrumptious way to serve “Toast”. Almond Crusted Toast – Delicious Frangipane is derived from frangere il pane (Italian for “break the bread”), from which the noble Frangipani family of Rome derived its name in the 11th century Other people believe the name was derived from […]

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CHRISTMAS “Cucciddati” Cookies – Great Depression Cooking with Clara

  CHRISTMAS COOKIES  “Cucciddati”  Great Depression Cooking with Clara * In this Episode 93 year old Clara Cannucciari makes the Classic “Cucciddati”  Sicilian Fig Cookies Cucciddati also known as Buccellati, in Sicilian, literally “little bracelets” are uniquely Sicilian fig cookies of a sweet dough rolled out and filled with figs as well as numerous other […]

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Christmas Tradition – Panettone – GialloZafferano

Christmas Tradition – Panettone – GialloZafferano  * The origins of this cake appear to be ancient, dating back to the Roman Empire, when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey. Throughout the ages this “tall, leavened fruitcake” makes cameo appearances in the arts: It is shown in a sixteenth-century painting by Pieter […]

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Puff Pastry Recipe – Italian Cook – GialloZafferano

Puff Pastry Recipe – GialloZafferano * In time for The Holidays we’re sharing this Interesting Recipe that makes Delicious Pastry. The production of puff pastry dough can be time-consuming however, because it must be kept at a temperature of approximately 16 °C (60 °F) to keep shortening from becoming runny, and must rest in between […]

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CHRISTMAS Pignoli Cookies – EXCELLENT Professional Recipe

Pignoli Cookies – EXCELLENT Professional Recipe * Pignolo (plural pignoli) is a macaroon typical of Sicily, Italy. It is a very popular cookie in all of southern Italy, and in Sicilian communities in the United States.  The cookie is a light golden color and studded with golden pine nuts (also called pignoli). Made with almond […]

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VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREAT – “Cartellate” – Cooking with Nonna

VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREAT – “Cartellate” – Cooking with Nonna * Cartellate are typical sweets originating in Apulia and also produced in neighboring regions. Known as Nevole Crispelle in Calabria, and roses or Crispedde in Basilicata.   * Join Rosella and her Nonna for this very cute video and Wonderful Recipe  

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MUST WATCH – The absolute best video on making Fruit Salad – EASY

MUST WATCH – The absolute best video on making Fruit Salad * In our home “cut fruit” and / or fruit salad is an every day addition to our meal. It does t a ke a little time to prepare. However….. This video is by far the best I have ever seen on EASILY creating […]

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