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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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Pasta Fazool

p Pasta Fazool Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian * Recipes and Video’s below Pasta Fazool – Pasta Fagioli meaning “pasta and beans” is a traditional Italian dish. The proper name in grammatical Italian is Pasta Fagioli   Recipes for pasta fazool – Pasta Fagioli vary. The only true requirement is that beans and pasta are included. […]

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The Sandwich – What is your favorite Sandwich?

The Sandwich What is your favorite Sandwich? * Sandwiches  Among Italian immigrants speaking broken English often called them “Sangwiches”.  Sandwiches have been a major part of our lives and we each have one that we love more than others. Check into the video featuring Frank’s Thoughts about Growin’ Up Italian and then click on some […]

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Scopa – with Explanation & Instructions

Scopa Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian     Scopa – (means  “broom”) is an Italian card game. Many of us used to play it with our Grandparents as we were Growin’ Up Italian. One of the two major national card games in Italy it is also popular in Argentina and Brazil. The game was brought […]

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Brioschi – Frank’s Thought on Growin’ Up Italian

Brioschi Frank’s Thought “Growin’ Up Italian” * Do you remember Brioschi? Back in the day every Italian household had this product in the medicine cabinet. It was a very popular Lemon flavored Effervescent or antacid. Kids used to put this in their mouth and add water to scare their parents. Once the chips activated it would […]

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Do you remember the Outhouse?

Do you remember the Outhouse? * Do you remember The Outhouse? Everyone had an Outhouse back in the day. It was the outdoor toilet that the old people used to refer to as the “Backahousa” in Broken English? So when adult children returned to visit their parents homeland they actually thought that the slang word for […]

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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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Dad – 10 Common Sense Things my Italian Father taught Me

Dad 10 Common Sense Things My Italian Father taught Me    DAD   Thank God for Dad. He didn’t talk much in fact the times we communicated were usually playing golf together or watching sports. But he taught me a lot by example or by simple explanation. Take a moment and see if any of […]

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