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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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Eggplant Meatball Recipe – Chef Pasquale 

Eggplant Meatball Recipe Chef Pasquale      In this segment Chef Pasquale explains his version of Eggplant Meatballs. This is another unique way of using Melenzane or Eggplant. It’s easy and delicious. Take a moment and let Chef Pasquale share is recipe (In Broken English) for Eggplant Meatballs      Eggplant, due to its texture […]

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Sausage and Peppers Recipe – Chef Pasquale Sciarappa

Sausage and Peppers Recipe Chef Pasquale Sciarappa *   All Italian Americans have at one time or another enjoyed Sausage and Peppers Sausage and Peppers is really an Italian-American dish prepared using Italian sausage and Capsicum or as we know them in America, Bell Peppers as the primary ingredients. Usually this combination is served as a sandwich.  Sausage and Peppers – Some […]

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Homemade Meatball Recipe – Chef Pasquale – Broken English

Homemade Meatball Recipe – Chef Pasquale  Broken English * A meatball is ground meat rolled into a small ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter, and seasoning.   Meatballs are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce. There are many types of meatballs using different types of meats and spices. The term is sometimes extended to meatless versions based on vegetables or fish; […]

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) Chef Pasquale

Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool) Chef Pasquale * Pasta e fagioli, meaning “pasta and beans“, is a traditional Italian dish. Like many other Italian favorites, including pizza and polenta, the dish started as a peasant dish, being composed of inexpensive ingredients. It is often called pasta fasul (fazool) in the United States, derived from its Neapolitan name, pasta e fasule.   Recipes for pasta e fagioli vary, the only true requirement being […]

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Italian Stuffed Peppers – Chef Pasquale (Adorable Broken English)

Italian Stuffed Peppers Chef Pasquale (Adorable Broken English)   *   Stuffed Peppers One of my favorite things that mom used to make was Stuffed Peppers. OMG I can taste them now. She would have me go out to the garden and pick a half dozen or more of those beautiful vegetables. Then I would […]

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Stuffed Manicotti Recipe – Chef Pasquale

Stuffed Manicotti Recipe  Chef Pasquale  In Wonderful Broken English * I enjoy every recipe that Chef Pasquale shares. Love his accent too. Take a moment and watch him make Manicotti. We’re sure you will enjoy. He reminds me of so many people that I grew up with. People that came from “The Other Side” as […]

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Homemade Ravioli – Italian Cook – Chef Pasquale

Homemade Ravioli – Italian Cook Chef Pasquale    * Ravioli are a type of dumpling composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough. Usually served either inbroth or with a pasta sauce, they originated as a traditional food in Italian cuisine. Ravioli are typically square, though other forms are also used, including […]

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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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Braciole with Pork Skin – Wonderful Chef Pasquale Recipe

Braciole with Pork Skin Wonderful Chef Pasquale Recipe *     This Video Recipe from Chef Pasquale features a somewhat different take on Braciole. It is made with porkskin instead of meat itself. Absolutely Delicious.    Braciola may refer to an Italian dish, consisting of slices of meat that are pan-fried or grilled, often in their own […]

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