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Saint Anthony Prayer – Lost and Found

Saint Anthony Prayer Lost and Found * Remember the Saint Anthony prayer? Do you or the kids still say it today? Wow… I recall my Mom, Grandmom, Aunts and friends all saying the same thing when something was lost. “Good Saint Anthony look around, Something’s Lost and Must be Found. And….. surprisingly enough more often […]

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Zeppole

Zeppole Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian Two Zeppole recipes included below * The word does something to me. I have such wonderful memories of Zeppole.    Both grandmothers would make them for special occasions.  OMG, they are addictive.  You only need a few ingredients to make a beautiful batch. Flour, baking powder, salt, ricotta […]

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Coronavirus – Listen to Nonna Alice Brignani

Coronavirus Listen to Nonna Alice Brignani * This is a really cute piece by Nonna Alice Brignani about how to deal with the complications not only surrounding the virus of the moment but life in general.  There is not much to say really except take a moment and watch her explain. It really is adorable.  […]

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Silent Night – Dean’s Christmas Show 1967

Silent Night Dean’s Christmas Show with Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Families (December 21, 1967) *   Dean Martin’s and Frank Sinatra’s family sing together “Silent Night” on a Christmas edition of Dean’s TV show (December 21, 1967).   * Lyrics Below Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin, […]

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Easter Parade Frank Sinatra – 1948 – Wonderful Recording

Easter Parade Frank Sinatra – 1948 Wonderful Recording *   Frank Sinatra’s third album, was originally released in 1948 as a 78 rpm album set, and a 10″ LP record was released two years later.  When Frank was featured as a priest in The Miracle of the Bells, due to press negativity surrounding his alleged Mafia connections at the […]

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“Growing Up Italian American” ……. In Our Own Words

“Growing Up Italian American” in Our Own Words * Growing Up Italian in our Own Words  Video below Featuring Yogi Berra, Anthony Loggia, Mike Piazza, General Odierno John Franco and Geraldine Ferraro.  By the close of the 20th century, Italian Americans had achieved education, employment and income parity with Americans in general. They had excelled […]

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Frank Sinatra – London 1962 – LIVE “You Make Me Feel So Young” 

Frank Sinatra   “You Make Me Feel So Young” LIVE in London 1962 * This is a LIVE video of Frank back in 1962, performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London. 1962 seems like such a long time ago and yet in another way it was just yesterday.    At that time Frank was at […]

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Italian Blue Zone – The Secret to Living Longer – TED TALK Fascinating

The Secret to Living Longer Italian Blue Zone Fascinating *     Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this TED talk, she suggests after spending a lot of time in the Sardinian Blue Zone, that the key to living a long life is to nurture […]

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Lady Blue Eyes – Barbara Sinatra 

Lady Blue Eyes Barbara Sinatra  * Barbara Marx Sinatra was an American model, showgirl, socialite, philanthropist, and the fourth wife of Frank Sinatra.   * On March 10, 1927, she was born Barbara Ann Blakeley in Bosworth, Missouri,  the elder of two daughters. Her parents were Charles Willis Blakeley and Irene Prunty . At age 10, she moved with her parents […]

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Making Mozzarella & Burrata in Italy

Making Mozzarella & Burrata in Italy *   Mozzarella di bufala is traditionally produced solely from the milk of the Italian Mediterranean buffalo. A whey starter is added from the previous batch that contains thermophilic bacteria, and the milk is left to ripen so the bacteria can multiply. Then, rennet is added to coagulate the milk. After coagulation, […]

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