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Daddy’s Pignoli Cookies Recipe (Written & Video) Barb Giacometti

Daddy’s Pignoli Cookies Written and Video Recipe * One of our favorite Holiday recipes featuring “Daddy’s Pignoli Cookies”. Recipe from Sunday at the Giacometti’s with Barbara Giacometti     To see more recipes from Barbara Giacometti go here:  http://sundayatthegiacomettis.blogspot.com   Ingredients: 8 ounces almond paste Made fresh or available out of can 1/2 cup all purpose […]

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Easter Wheat Pie – Pastiera di Grano – Rossella Traditional Recipe

Easter Wheat Pie – Pastiera di Grano – Rossella Traditional Recipe * Pastiera napoletana is a type of Neapolitan tart made with cooked wheat, eggs, ricotta cheese, and flavoured with orange flower water. It is usually eaten at Easter. There are two different ways of preparing pastiera: in the older, the ricotta is mixed with the eggs or with the grain; in the newer, thick pastry cream is […]

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Easter Bread from Puglia – Rosella Cooking with Nonna 

Easter Bread from Puglia  Gurrugulo or Scarcella Rosella Cooking with Nonna  *   I fondly remember Easter and the way it was. All of my family emigrated here from southern Italy back in the early part of the twentieth Century. They were from Calabria, Basilicata and Benevento. Three distinct areas in Italy with different dialects […]

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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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Italian Wedding Pastries – “Dolce della Sposa” – Rossella’s Recipe

Italian Wedding Pastries “Dolce della Sposa” Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Check out this video for the recipes shared by Rossella and her Nonna. Meanwhile lets share a little about southern Italian Wedding customs below.     In some parts of Italy, a party, known as a Serenade, is thrown outside of the bride’s home by the […]

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Fusilli with Pomidoro Sauce Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Fusilli with Pomidoro Sauce  Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * I love Pomidoro Sauce… It’s basically a fresh tomato sauce. Easy and quick to make and….. it is delicious. And Fusilli is one of my two absolute favorite pastas along with rigatoni. YUM Actually I love Pasta almost any way we make it but there is […]

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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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Pasta e Ceci – Pasta with Ceci Beans – Rossella Recipe

Pasta e Ceci Recipe Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Pasta e ceci is a typical dish of the Campania , Puglia ( Salento ), Sicilian and Roman cuisine , of very ancient origin.   It is a poor first course , but very nutritious, because chickpeas – like all legumes – contain a significant amount of protein that complements the nutritive intake of pasta, typically rich in carbohydrates .  The Roman version provides for the addition of anchovies. […]

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Chicken Marsala – Rossella’s Cooking w/ Nonna

Chicken Marsala Rossella’s Cooking w/ Nonna *   Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy. The dish dates to the 19th century, when it most likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala […]

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Chicken Marsala Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Chicken Marsala Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna *   Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy. The dish dates to the 19th century, when it most likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala […]

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