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Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic Vinegar Here are some unique balsamic roasted potatoes for a Simple but Impressive Dinner.   INGREDIENTS 4 large potatoes 2 and ½ tbs balsamic vinegar ground black pepper q.s. 2 and ½ tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea salt   Photo by: Pillsbury.com YIELD 4/6 servings PREP. TIME 5 min. COOK […]

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Fiori Fritti di Zucchini – Fried Zucchini Flowers

Fiori Fritti di Zucchini Fried Zucchini Flowers Fiori Fritti di Zucchini Photo by Rispoli49 The zucchini flower resembles a tiger lily and is the most prized possession in one’s garden. I cannot grow enough of the flowers. Every 4th of July my brother-in-law brings me his flowers from his garden and I fry up a […]

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“Stuffed Italian Artichokes” – Written Recipe

“Stuffed Italian Artichokes” Written Recipe *     * Stuffed artichoke is a food prepared in various regions. A common Italian stuffing uses a mixture of bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, parsley, grated cheese, and prosciutto or sausage. The mixture is pushed into the spaces at the base of each leaf and into the center before the artichoke is boiled or steamed.   *   […]

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Asparagus and Gnocchi with prosciutto crumbs

Asparagus and Gnocchi with prosciutto crumbs Written Recipe below * Asparagus and Gnocchi with prosciutto crumbs 15 minutes serves 4 as a starter Easy This asparagus and gnocchi dish with crunchy prosciutto crumbs makes for a quick and easy starter Ingredients prosciutto 4 slices salted butter 75g garlic 1 clove, crushed asparagus 250g, trimmed gnocchi […]

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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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Fettucine and Broccoli Rabe Recipe – Italian Grandma’ Gina (Broken English)

Fettucine and Broccoli Rabe Italian Grandma’ Gina In Her Adorable Broken English * Broccoli Rabe is one of my favorite things in the world and Italian Grandma’ Gina makes it in this recipe just the way I like it. And I love her broken English. Reminds me of people I grew up with.     […]

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Eggplant Parmesan – Great Depression Cooking – Clara Cannucciari 

“Eggplant Parmesan” Great Depression Cooking Clara Cannucciari  * Eggplant Parmesan is a staple in our family. Interesting how simple this recipe of Clara’s is.  It’s very inexpensive and delicious.  Check out Clara as she shares her experience making Eggplant Parmesan.    We have been watching these videos from Clara for some time now and never […]

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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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Eggplant Parmigiana – Laura Vitale – Family Recipe

Eggplant Parmigiana Laura Vitale – Family Recipe * Since I was a kid Eggplant Parmigiana has been one of my favorite things. In fact when I was working with my friend Tony’s father Luigi back in the day I would steal the sandwich that Tony’s mom used to make from behind the seat in the […]

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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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