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Zeppole San Giuseppe – Laura Vitale

Zeppole San Giuseppe Laura Vitale * They are the pride of Italian patisserie and, although they have been prepared for March 19th in the regions of Central and Southern Italy for Father’s Day and for Carnival, the zeppole di San Giuseppe remain deeply rooted in the Neapolitan tradition.   March 19th 2022 * As with many sweets, […]

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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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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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The Sandwich – What is your favorite Sandwich?

The Sandwich What is your favorite Sandwich? * Sandwiches  Among Italian immigrants speaking broken English often called them “Sangwiches”.  Sandwiches have been a major part of our lives and we each have one that we love more than others. Check into the video featuring Frank’s Thoughts about Growin’ Up Italian and then click on some […]

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The Ricotta Cookie – Frank’s Thought & Written Recipe

The Ricotta Cookie Frank’s Thought on Growin’ Up Italian & Written Recipe     The Ricotta Cookie.     When I was a kid, for that matter as long as I can recall I have had a love affair with the Ricotta cookie. My Grandmother Madalena was from Calabria and she made these cookies all […]

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Pepper & Egg Sandwich – Written Recipe & Video

Pepper & Egg Sandwich Written Recipe & Video Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian * I’ve had a loving relationship with the Pepper & Egg sandwich all my life. When my uncle took us fishing as kids this was the sandwich he made for the trip.  Pepper & Egg Sandwich.     Video and Written […]

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Farro Salad – Laura Vitale

Farro Salad – Ancient Grain   Farro is an ancient Mediterranean grain that is very healthy. Take a moment and try this unique recipe. Very tasty and something special. In Italian cuisine, farro is sometimes (but not always) distinguished as farro grande, farro medio, and farro piccolo, respectively. Farro Salad – Laura Vitale Farro is a […]

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Granita – Refreshing Summertime Recipe – Italian Cook

Granita – Refreshing Summertime Recipe – Italian Cook Granita (in Italian also granita siciliana) is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, it is available all over Italy in somewhat different forms. It is related to sorbet and Italian ice; however, in most of Sicily, it has a coarser, […]

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Brown Sugar, Pear, Lime and Ginger Cake

Brown Sugar, Pear, Lime and Ginger Cake *****   Brown Sugar, Pear, Lime and Ginger Cake Photo, Recipe and Note below by silviacollocaofficial It’s the closest thing to a warm hug I can offer you these days. 💕 ******* INGREDIENTS 🍐 3 small pears 3 eggs 3/4 cup of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of freshly […]

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Rigatoni alla Caprese

Rigatoni alla Caprese Photo and Recipe by cooking with nonna Rigatoni alla Caprese… the true colors and flavors of summer! When I was a kid back home in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania Mom used to make one form of Pasta or another probably 4 times a week. My favorite was always rigatoni. Back then in our […]

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