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Italian Stuffed Peppers – Chef Pasquale (Adorable Broken English)

Italian Stuffed Peppers Chef Pasquale (Adorable Broken English)   *   Stuffed Peppers One of my favorite things that mom used to make was Stuffed Peppers. OMG I can taste them now. She would have me go out to the garden and pick a half dozen or more of those beautiful vegetables. Then I would […]

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Fettucine & 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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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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Thanksgiving Leftover Potato Croquettes

Thanksgiving Leftovers Potato & Cheese Croquettes What do you do with left over Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes… ? How ’bout Delicious Potato and Cheese Croquettes! In our home eating the leftovers the day after Thanksgiving is almost as much fun as enjoying the actual holiday meal. This video offers a perfect answer to the leftover potatoes. […]

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Making Perfectly Roasted Asparagus – Dani Spies

Making Perfectly Roasted Asparagus – Dani Spies – I love Asparagus. My Wife and I have it for dinner about once a week. This video featuring Dani Spies is brief but very informative so take a few moments and watch. Ever if you are a veteran Asparagus person it is always a good thing to […]

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Pickled Mushrooms – How to Make them – Green Renaissance

How to make Pickled Mushrooms – Green Renaissance –  I remember pickled mushrooms. They were usually little, brown and really delicious. Just another wonderful food that we as Italians would regularly enjoy. Back in the day many people picked their own mushrooms and then dropped a silver quarter into the water to insure that they […]

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Celebrating Cicoria – Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies

Celebrating Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies When I was a kid my grandmother, Nonna Madalena would take me across the street from our home, into a very large open field to pick Cicorie (dandelions). We would use a small paring knife and cut them off at the root. Loading them into a dozen […]

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How to Cook Artichokes

How to Cook Artichokes  Wonderful Video. * Globe artichokes are known to have been cultivated at Naples around the middle of the 9th century. The artichoke is still considered a vaguely aphrodisiac tidbit that occasionally is preserved in sugar syrup. The  artichoke, native to the Mediterranean area, has records of use as a food among […]

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Preperation of and Cooking Fresh Fava Beans

FAVA BEANS Preparing & Cooking Fresh Fava Beans  Video Below   I Love Fava Beans. They are a little time consuming to make especially if you buy them still in the pods, but well worth the effort.    Fava Beans are not hard to make, but they do take time.  If you find them fresh […]

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Very clear video on How to Prepare, Peel and Blanch Fava Beans

Very clear video on How to Prepare, Peel and Blanch Fava Beans   *    These are a little work but worth every bit. They’re just spectacular.    We enjoy them with a combination of fusilli (white – without tomato gravy), roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots and the juice from the chicken poured over it. A […]

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