Tag Archives: Christmas

Italian Vocabulary Lesson – 12/23/14

 Here is your Italian Vocabulary Lesson for Today.  Practice these words and you can wish loved ones a Merry Christmas in Italian.  We Love Ya, Dominic & Frank #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com

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The legend of la Befana

The legend of la Befana Like children everywhere, Italian kids look forward to the arrival of the red-suited Babbo Natale on Christmas Eve. However, this relatively modern tradition pales in comparison to the anticipation generated by the arrival of an old witch in early January. On Epiphany Eve, the old, tattered and soot-covered Befana flies […]

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Christmas Eve Aperitivo

Christmas Eve Aperitivo Kick off your Feast of the Seven Fishes with this light and refreshing cocktail, featuring notes of tangerine, citron and anise. Author: Francine Stephens Recipe Type: Cocktail Cuisine: Italian Serves: 1 cocktail Recipe from: Honest Cooking Ingredients 1 oz Kettle Citroen (or other citron-flavored vodka) ½ oz Meletti Anisette 1 tangerine (or […]

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Silver Bells – Dean Martin

Silver Bells – Dean Martin This is a Classic Christmas Song sung by a Fantastic Singer. But did you know that “Silver Bells” started out as the questionable “Tinkle Bells,” Said Ray Evans the song writer. “We never thought that tinkle had a double meaning until Jay went home and his wife said, ‘Are you out […]

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Daddy’s Pinoli Cookies – from Barbara Giacometti

Daddy’s Pinoli Cookies Recipe from Sunday at the Giacometti’s with Barbara Giacometti To see more recipes from Barbara Giacometti go here:  http://sundayatthegiacomettis.blogspot.com   Ingredients: 8 ounces almond paste Made fresh or available out of can 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup white sugar approx. 8 ounces pinoli loose in a […]

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Christmas At Our House – Lou Monte

Christmas At Our House – Lou Monte This is a fantastic song, that you probably never get to hear on the radio.  If you are not familiar with this song, you should give it a listen.  You will understand quickly why so many people loves Lou Monte.  He just has a wonderful way about himself […]

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Italian Jingle Bells – Lou Monte

 Italian Jingle Bells – Lou Monte Lou Monte had many great songs.  This song is one you should share with younger generations so that they can appreciate the language. We Love Ya, Dominic & Frank. #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com  

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Frank Sinatra This  song brings back such wonderful memories of the family gathered around the table laughing and enjoying each others company. What memories does this song bring back for you? We Love Ya, Dominic & Frank. #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com  

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Italian Sesame Seed Cookies from the DiMaggio Family

ITALIAN SESAME SEED COOKIES “GIUGIULENI”   (pronounced JuJulanie) I called these “little loaves of bread” when I was a kid. They are simply the best to dunk in a glass of milk. My mother made these for us when we were kids, Now my sister, Fran, makes them. ~Joe DiMaggio, 2010 Recipe from the DiMaggio Family  […]

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Mario Lanza – O Holy Night

Mario Lanza – O Holy Night  Mario Lanza recorded this version of “O Holy Night” in May 1950. Constantine Calinicos was the Conductor.  We Love Ya,  Dominic & Frank. #EverybodyLovesItalian www.EverybodyLovesItalian.com

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