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“Let’s Have Coffee” – Remembering our Great-Grandparents at Christmas

“Let’s Have Coffee” December 23rd Remembering our Great Grandparents at Christmas * While enjoying an Almond Baguette and a Ricotta Pie Frank, two days before Christmas encourages us to remember our  Great Grandparents  Frank talks about those forgotten people from our past that even though we may not have actually known them… we still love […]

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Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian Zeppole – A Delicious Tradition

Zeppole A Delicious Tradition * Ever since I can remember I have had a love affair with Zeppole. My Grandmother used to make them for us especially over the Christmas holidays. Fresh and sprinkled with confectioner sugar OMG… They are unbelievably delicious. The only problem is that you can’t stop eating them.  If you want […]

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Remembering Anisette – “Visiting” during the Christmas Holidays

Anisette “Visiting” during the Christmas Holidays * When I was growing up in a huge Italian family we always visited our cousins during the holidays. Unlike today for some unknown reason somehow we always had time to visit family. My dad would put us in the car and he would drive from the outskirts of […]

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Savory Easter Cake: Torta Pasqualina, Italian Recipe – Gianni’s North Beach

Torta Pasqualina, Easter cake, is traditionally served as an antipasto on the Easter table. Torta Pasqualina is best at room temperature so it’s good to go for your picnic too. The torta includes traditional symbolic Easter foods. Before modern production, eggs were costly and only available this time of year so eggs and tender leafy […]

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Cooking with Mama Lombardo – Italian Easter Cookies

Mama Lombardo shares a special cookie recipe from “the old country” for making special Easter cookies. A special guest (Aunt Elaine Angelo) shows how she makes her Easter cookie baskets while Mama Lombardo shows her techniques. Try out this recipe on Easter cookies or for cookies that are good anytime!  Join us on the NEXT […]

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Italian Peach Cookies (Pesche Dolci)

Pesche Dolci In this video we learn how to make some traditional Italian cookies called “pesche dolci” in Italy, otherwise known as Italian peach cookies. Cookie Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 3 eggs 3 1/2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 lemon- zest only 1/2 an orange- zest only 2 tablespoons whiskey […]

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Fiadone con Ricotta – Ancient Abbruzzese Recipe

Fiadone con Ricotta Silvia Colloca Ancient Easter Recipe From Abbruzzo  * Fiadone is a Ricotta cheesecake without bottom layer, made of brocciu, sugar, lemon zest and eggs. The Fiadone can have round or rectangular shape: it is baked in oven and served cold. Silvia Colloca “Fiadone con Ricotta” Video Recipe on the NEXT PAGE  

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Good Friday Onion Pie / Puglia “Scalcione”

“Scalcione” Good Friday Onion Pie * Scalcione (Skalch yo’ nay) is a traditional Good Friday Onion Easter Pie from the Puglia Region.  Scalcione is usually eaten after returning from mass on Good Friday.  * Rosella’s Recipe on THE NEXT PAGE  

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“DEEP DISH PIZZA” ……… What is it? Is This Really Pizza…?

PIZZA Is “Deep Dish” Really Pizza…?  Hysterical * This is really a very funny piece on the validity of “Deep Dish Pizza”. Even though both Deep Dish and Stuffed Pizza’s are often very good the argument still ensues. Is this Deep Dish item really pizza or something else? Very Funny * Very Funny Commentary On […]

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Decadent Chocolate Torta – GialloZafferano

Decadent Chocolate Torta GialloZafferano *   This decadent chocolate torte is a delicious cake without wheat flour, topped with a creamy chocolate ganache. DELIZIOSO… ! If it’s true that chocolate makes you feel good, then this dessert will make you happy!    * Enjoy the Recipe for this Delicious “Torta Cioccolata” On The NEXT PAGE […]

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