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BUONA PASQUA – Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B

Buona Pasqua Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B * Actually is a greeting that Celebrates Easter Have a Good Easter  Happy Easter    Growin’ up I heard this every Easter. Just as an exclamation or a well wish everyone would wish each other a…….  “Buona Pasqua” * If you grew up […]

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“MAMMA MIA” Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B

“MAMMA MIA” Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B *   Growin’ up I heard this all the time. Just as an exclamation or a reaction to something we may have been unprepared for.  “MAMMA MIA…!” * If you grew up in an Italian American or for that matter any Italian / […]

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“SCHFOIADELLE” – The Italian American Slang word of the Day w/Stevie B

“SCHFOIADELLE” (Sfogliatelle in proper Italian) Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B * Actually means Sfogliatelle Wonderful Neapolitan Pastry that we all love     This may very well be my favorite of all Italian pastries. Love ’em –  Love ’em –  Love ’em “Sfogliatelle” Wish I had one right now * […]

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“Vena ca” Italian American Slang word of the day w/ Stevie B.

” Vena Ca ” (Vieni Qua) Italian American Slang word of the day with Stevie B. * Take a guess as to what this means? Growin’ up I heard this over and over again.  ” Vena Ca…! “ (Vieni Qua…!) * If you grew up in an Italian American or for that matter any Italian […]

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Funiculi Funicula Andrea Bocelli 

Funiculi Funicula Andrea Bocelli  *   “Funiculì, Funiculà”  is a Neapolitan song composed in 1880 by Luigi Denza to lyrics by Peppino Turco. It was written to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius. It was presented by Turco and Denza at the Piedigrotta festival the same year. The sheet music was published by Ricordi and sold over a million copies within a […]

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Easter Bread Bunnies Easy Recipe

Easter Bread Bunnies Easy Recipe *     The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.       Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the […]

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Pizza Rustica (Pizzakeen) Recipe – Chef Pasquale

 Pizza Rustica – Pizza Chieno Pizzakeen Chef Pasquale recipe *     Both of my Italian Grandmothers made what we called Pizzagiena or one version of an Italian Easter Pie. Grandmom Julie was from Basilicata and Grandmom Madeline was from Calabria.  Yet they both made it pretty much the same way. It was made with diced […]

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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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Easter Cookie Doll & Basket recipe “PUPE di PASQUA” – Grandma’ Gina

“Easter Cookie Doll & Basket” Pupe di Pasqua Italian Grandma’ Gina *     One of the Easter Traditions that may recall has to do with what is known as  “Le Pupe di Pasqua.” In this segment we feature Italian Grandma’ Gina and her version of the Easter Dolls and Basket or Pupa di Pasqua. […]

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Italian Sweet Easter Bread Recipe – Laura Vitale

Italian Sweet Easter Bread Video Recipe Laura Vitale * The Italians love to celebrate holidays with food and Easter is one of those special holidays. Easter is preceded by Lent, a time of fasting for many Christians. Come Easter Sunday, it is time to celebrate, splurge and indulge. Eggs are often associated with Easter and […]

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