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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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Amaretto Crumb Cake

Amaretto Crumb Cake by rossella rago Amaretto Crumb Cake. Ingredients For 10 Person(s) For the Cake: 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs room temperature 1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur 1 tablespoon Almond Extract 1 packet Vanillina, or 1 teaspoon vanilla Extract 2/3 cup Full Fat Plain Yogurt, […]

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Semolina Bread

Semolina Bread by cooking with nonna There is nothing like your own fresh baked Semolina Bread! Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat mainly used in making upma, pasta, and couscous. The word semolina can also refer to sweet dessert made from semolina and milk. The term semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains, […]

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Braciole in Ragu` Sauce

Braciole in Ragu` Sauce Recipe by cooking with nonna Braciole in Ragu` Sauce: on Sunday my Nonna makes Braciole in Ragu` Sauce! Sometimes, also called Brasciole!   Ingredients For 4 Person(s) For the Braciole: beef cut in thin slices – 1/2 pound veal cut in thin slices – 1/2 pound pound pork cut in thin […]

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Anelletti Pastina with Ricotta Salata by Cooking with Nonna

Anelletti Pastina with Ricotta Salata by Cooking with Nonna ***** Anelletti Pastina with Ricotta Salata and… fresh black pepper!   Ingredients For 2 Person(s) For the Pastina: 5 cups water or chicken broth 1 1/2 Chicken Bouillon cubes (do not use if using chicken broth) 8 ounces Anelletti Pasta Grated Ricotta Salata cheese (you can […]

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Easter Bread Recipe – Cooking with Nonna

Easter Bread Cooking with Nonna * We all remember the Easter Bread that our grandmothers used to make back in the day. Especially memorable are those that had the colored egg in the middle such as those pictured below.     The pizza di Pasqua (“Easter Pizza” in English) is a leavened savory cake typical of some areas central Italy. […]

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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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Classic Easter Bread Recipe – Rosella’s Cooking with Nonna 

Classic Easter Bread Recipe  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 and […]

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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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