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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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Easter Recipes: Breaded Lamb Ribs with Rosemary

 Easter  Recipes Breaded Lamb Ribs with Rosemary * Breaded lamb ribs are a perfect dish for your Easter menu. A savory recipe that will add flavor to your Sunday Lunch. Sensibus YIELD 2 servings TOTAL TIME 30 min. INGREDIENTS 8 lamb ribs 2 eggs 2 tbs milk ground black pepper 1 sprig fresh rosemary fresh […]

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Easter Bread Recipe – Cooking with Nonna

Easter Bread Cooking with Nonna * We all remember the Easter Bread that our grandmothers used to make back in the day. Especially memorable are those that had the colored egg in the middle such as those pictured below.     The pizza di Pasqua (“Easter Pizza” in English) is a leavened savory cake typical of some areas central Italy. […]

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Italian Easter Cheese Bread Recipe

Italian Easter Cheese Bread Recipe   The Easter cheese bread is definitely one of classic Easter recipes in Central Italy, especially Tuscany, Umbria, Marche. INGREDIENTS 17.6 oz bread flour 2 cubes of brewer’s yeast 1/2 glass warm water a teaspoon sugar 5 eggs 1/2 glass of Extra virgin olive oil a pinch of salt 5.3 oz […]

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Dominick the Donkey – Lou Monte

Dominick the Donkey  Christmas Song by Lou Monte *   We always get tons of requests for Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey. How did this song get so popular? Here’s the story behind the song.     Dominick the Donkey is a Christmas song written by Richard Allen, Sam Saltzberg and Lou Monte, first sung […]

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Italian Bow Tie Cookies – “Frappe” Written Recipe

Italian Bow Tie Cookies “Frappe” Written Recipe *     Frappe or Cioffe are traditional Carnevale Italian bow tie cookies, for lack of a better name. The fried, slightly sweetened dough turns as light as angel wings, and tastes just as heavenly, especially with a dusting of powdered sugar!   * * A very traditional […]

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin

Walking in a Winter Wonderland  Dean Martin Video and Lyrics “Winter Wonderland”     Lyrics * (Wonderland winter wonderland wonderland) Sleigh bells ring are you listening In the lane snow is glistening A beautiful sight oh we’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland Gone away is the bluebird Here to stay is a new […]

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Andrea Bocelli and The Muppets Jingle Bells

Andrea Bocelli & The Muppets Jingle Bells  * Lyrics   Verse One Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bobtails ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight Chorus Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle […]

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Michael Buble’ – Let It Snow with Lyrics and Video

Michael Buble’ Let It Snow Lyrics and Video   * Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow Man, it doesn’t show signs of stopping And I’ve brought me some corn for popping The lights […]

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Dean & Frank – Marshmallow World Lyrics and Video

Dean & Frank  Marshmallow World Lyrics and Video   * The Lyrics Dean & Frank sang for Marshmallow World during this 1967 Christmas Show performance are: It’s a marshmallow world in the winter When the snow comes to cover the ground It’s time for play, it’s a whipped cream day I wait for it the […]

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