“TESTA DURA” Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B

“TESTA DURA” Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B * Actually means Testa Dura – Hard Head    Growin’ up I heard this over and over again. When someone was particularly stubborn my mother, frustrated would refer to him or her as a Capa Dosta or Hard Head.  “TESTA DURA” LOL * If […]

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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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Dean Martin Variety Show – Easter – Season End 1972

Dean Martin Variety Show Easter 1972 With Dom Deluise, Nancy Sinatra, Nipsy Russel, William Conrad * This is a wonderful piece of Dean’s Last Show that season. It was the Easter Special ending with Easter Parade. It will look kind of hokey in this day and age but back then Dean’s Show was extremely popular. […]

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“MALOCCHIO” Italian Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B.

“MALOCCHIO” Italian Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B.   Growin’ up I heard this over and over again. When someone would want to put a curse on another person they would give them the Evil Eye or Il Malocchio  LOL Malocchio means Evil Eye * If you grew up in an Italian American […]

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AFANABOLA – Italian American Slang Word of the Day w/ Stevie B.

AFANABOLA * Italian American Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B. Actually means Go to Naples or Vai Napoli   Growin’ up I heard this over and over again. When someone was upset with someone or something they would exclaim with frustration Va Napoli or as it sometimes sounds…. “A Fanabola” LOL * If […]

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“MenzaMenz” Italian Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B.

“MenzaMenz” Italian Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B.   Growin’ up I heard this over and over again. When someone would ask  “How are you?”. The answer would many times be Mezza Mezz which would translate into half and half or more or less.  LOL Mezza means half  * If you grew up […]

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“Mamma” Andrea Bocelli 

“Mamma” Andrea Bocelli  * From our experience here The Everybody Loves Italian Family “Mamma” rates as one of the most popular Italian songs of all time. Each time we post Mamma no matter the singer the reach goes through the roof. I imagine its pretty simple though. Many of us have lost our Moms and […]

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Homemade Ravioli recipe by Italian Grandma’ Gina

 Homemade Ravioli recipe  Italian Grandma’ Gina *   I recall my Great Grandmom Annunziata making homemade Ravioli way back in the day. I was only a young boy but she let me use the fork to close up the dumplings. Never have forgotten that.      Ravioli are a type of dumpling comprising a filling enveloped in thin pasta […]

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“Easter Taralli” – Holiday Recipe by Italian Grandma’ Gina

“Easter Taralli” Italian Grandma’ Gina * Taralli are toroidal Italian snack foods, common all over the southern half of the Italian Peninsula. A cracker similar in texture to a breadstick, a pretzel, or a sushka, taralli can be sweet or savory. Sweet taralli are sometimes glazed with sugar. Savory taralli may be flavored with onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, fennel, pepper, chili or just salt. Sweet and plain taralli are […]

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“Gidrul” Italian Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B.

“Gidrul” Italian Slang Word of the Day with Stevie B.   Growin’ up I heard this over and over again. When someone would act particularly dumb or dopey he would be called a Gidrul (Cetriolo in Grammatica Italiano).  LOL Cetriolo or Gidrul in Slang is a Common expression among old world Italians. Actually it means […]

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