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Great Depression Cooking – Clara Cannucciari – “Dandelion Salad”

Great Depression Cooking Clara Cannucciari  “Dandelion Salad” * Dandelion Salad was a staple in our family especially in the Spring when they were first out of the ground. Check out Clara as she shares her experience with what we used to call “Cicorie” or Dandelions.    We have been watching these videos from Clara for […]

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Delicious & Traditional Italian Antipasto – Laura Vitale Recipe

Delicious & Traditional Italian Antipasto Laura Vitale Recipe *   Antipasto I love Italian Food. I think around the world Italian Food is the most popular world wide. As a lead in to most Italian lunches or dinners we have an antipasto of one form or another. I love to make the antipasto utilizing many […]

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Escarole Soup Recipe – Laura Vitale

Escarole Soup Recipe – Laura Vitale *   I recall having Escarole soup every Thanksgiving before anything else and was it delicious. I can taste it right through this monitor. Dad would shop for fresh greens and mom would chop and get them ready for the soup. Really Delicious! Actually no one called it Escarole […]

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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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Best Broccoli Salad Recipe Chef John  Food Wishes

Best Broccoli Salad Recipe Chef John  Food Wishes   * This is a great and very easy recipe for Broccoli Salad by Chef John of Food Wishes.    Broccoli is one of those magic foods as far as I’m concerned. And in a salad aside from the rich nutrient content Broccoli is very light, non […]

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Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes Recipe – Laura Vitale

Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes  Laura Vitale * There is comfort food and then there is comfort food. This qualifies as one of the best.  What is it about roasted potatoes anyway. I just can’t get enough. Mom didn’t really cook with potatoes all that much when we were g rowing up so why now? […]

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Ciambotta – Southern Italian Vegetable Stew – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Ciambotta Italian Vegetable Stew Italian Grandma’ Gina   * Ciambotta “is a member of that hard-to-define category of Italian foods known as minestre, with a texture that generally falls somewhere between a thick soup and a stew.” Ciambotta       Ciambotta This is a wonderful “traditional” recipe and video (below) featuring our favorite Italian Grandma’ […]

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Italian Potato Salad – Calabrese Style – Pina Cucina

Italian Potato Salad Calabrese Style Pina Cucina   * Italian Potato Salad just like my Calabrese Grandmother used to make. Potatoes, Garlic, Onion, Olive Oil, Salt and Oregano.. Simple and Delightful.   Italian Potato Salad made Calabrese Style: When you think Italian potatoes are not one of the foods that immediately jump to mind. However […]

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Nonna’s Minestrone – OMG – Easy to Follow Recipe

Nonna’s Minestrone – OMG – Easy to Follow Recipe   *   This is one of the recipes that I remember as a kid my mom and grandmom used to regularly make for us. Another simple recipe but delicious and very good for us. This is the type of food that kept us healthy and […]

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Making Homemade Vinegar

Making Homemade Vinegar Through the years we have learned the importance of Red Wine Vinegar in our diet. In my house we feel that it is actually one of the most important “pieces” of a healthy diet. In this video prepared by Gail Monaghan of the Wall Street Journal we can learn the nuances of […]

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