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Pizzelle – “Colored” Pizzelle Recipe – Ciao Italia

  Pizzelle Traditional “Colored” Recipe Ciao Italia / Mary Ann Esposito   * Join Mary Ann as she shares her family traditional recipe for “Colored” Pizzelle, a Christmas favorite in our house.     Pizzelle (singular pizzella) are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring. Usual flavorings consist of Anise, Vanilla or Lemon.  Pizzelle can be hard and crisp […]

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Pizzelle: Traditional Holiday Recipe Laura Vitale

Pizzelle Traditional Recipe Laura Vitale   * Join Laura Vitale as she shares her family traditional recipe for Pizzelle, a Christmas favorite in our house.     Pizzelle (singular pizzella) are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring (usually anise or anisette, less commonly vanilla or lemon zest). Pizzelle can be hard and crisp or soft and chewy depending on the ingredients and method of […]

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Baccala Soup for Christmas Eve – Italian Grandma Gina

Baccala Soup for Christmas Eve Italian Grandma Gina   * I love Baccala whether its in a soup or salad if done correctly it is out of this world. Now with the Christmas Season upon us it’s time to revisit a few of the Baccala recipes. This is just one of them.  Enjoy Italian Grandma […]

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Baccala Soup for Christmas Eve – Italian Grandma’ Gina

Baccala Soup for Christmas Eve Italian Grandma Gina   * I love Baccala whether its in a soup or salad if done correctly it is out of this world. Now with the Christmas Season upon us it’s time to revisit a few of the Baccala recipes. This is just one of them.  Enjoy Italian Grandma […]

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Braised Lamb Shanks & Gnocchi – OMG – YUM

Braised Lamb Shanks & Gnocchi * I love Lamb. Made correctly the meat is delicious. Not mutton …. but lamb. Just last month I made lamb shank by cleaning the meat and then marinating in a mixture of herbs, spices and red wine. We served the lamb shank with gnocchi and tomato sauce.  The result […]

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Frank – Dean – Bing – “Style” from Robin & the Seven Hoods

Frank – Dean – Bing  “Style”  Robin and the Seven Hoods * Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara Rush, and an un-credited Edward G. Robinson.   Written by David R. Schwartz, the film transplants the Robin Hood legend to a 1930s Chicago gangster setting, though this […]

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Garlic Shrimp – Delicious Recipe Chef John of Food Wishes

Garlic Shrimp Chef John of Food Wishes *   If you like shrimp this is a wonderful recipe from Chef John of Food Wishes especially for the holidays…… Garlic Shrimp   Shrimp are marketed and commercialized with several issues in mind. Most shrimp are sold frozen and marketed based on their categorization of presentation, grading, colour, and […]

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Fried Calamari Recipe – Laura Vitale Laura in the Kitchen

Fried Calamari Laura in the Kitchen Excellent Recipe * Fried Calamari is one of those dishes that pretty much appeals to everyone. However if not made correctly it can be tough and unappetizing.    This is an excellent recipe by Laura Vitale that we know you will enjoy.      Squid is eaten in many […]

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Jimmy Durante & Sergio Franchi – Hollywood Palace 1969

Jimmy Durante & Sergio Franchi Hollywood Palace 1969 * This clip is from the Hollywood Palace show filmed in 1969. Sergio Franchi and Jimmy Durante performed together often and they were great friends. This clip is priceless and brings back so many memories of a more innocent time. Take a moment and watch. We know […]

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Dean Martin – Buona Sera

Dean Martin – Buona Sera Dean Martin * Great Song from one of Dino’s Italian Albums Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to an Italian-American family the young man had a real blue-collar upbringing. Dean Martin worked in steel mills, had a spell as a boxer, flipped the aces in speakeasy establishments and learnt […]

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