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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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Zeppole – Laura Vitale recipe

Zeppole  Laura Vitale recipe * Zeppole are my favorite traditional Italian pastry. I guess you would call it a pastry but all I know is a hot Zeppola with powdered sugar on top and a coffee…. WOW. My grandmother used to make these whenever we asked for them. Simple, especially when they are just randomly […]

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Pepper & Egg Sandwich – Written Recipe & Video

Pepper & Egg Sandwich Written Recipe & Video Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian * I’ve had a loving relationship with the Pepper & Egg sandwich all my life. When my uncle took us fishing as kids this was the sandwich he made for the trip.  Pepper & Egg Sandwich.     Video and Written […]

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Ricotta Crumb Cake

Ricotta Crumb Cake By Juls Kitchen ***** This Ricotta Crumb Cake is a moist, easy cake to bake. “Berry delicious!” Perfect to serve for breakfast or when family & friends come for coffee or tea! Ricotta Crumb Cake “If you make this cake for the first time, start with this combination and you’ll fall in […]

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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Almond Biscotti By Clara’s Kitchen ***** Clara Cannucciari aka “Everybody’s Favorite YouTube Grandmother,” shares her Wisdom, Memories and her special Chocolate Almond Biscotti recipe! Chocolate Almond Biscotti – Clara’s Kitchen  Born on August 18, 1915 In Chicago, Illinois, She passed away peacefully on on November 29, 2013. Clara is dearly missed by her family […]

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Neapolitan semolina and ricotta cake (Migliaccio)

Neapolitan semolina and ricotta cake (Migliaccio) Silvia Colloca Recipe A staple during Naples’ Carnival festivities, migliaccio is the region’s rustic semolina and lemon cake which is made Rich and Moist with the Ricotta. Serves 10 Preparation 20min Cooking 1hr 15min By Silvia Colloca – Find her at Silvia’s Cucina Ingredients 3 oranges 3 lemons 500 ml (2 […]

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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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Pizza Rustica (Pizzakeen) Recipe – Chef Pasquale

 Pizza Rustica – Pizza Chieno Pizzakeen Chef Pasquale recipe *     Both of my Italian Grandmothers made what we called Pizzagiena or one version of an Italian Easter Pie. Grandmom Julie was from Basilicata and Grandmom Madeline was from Calabria.  Yet they both made it pretty much the same way. It was made with diced […]

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Traditional Easter Cake “Torta Pasqualina” – GialloZafferano

Traditional Easter Cake “Torta Pasqualina”  GialloZafferano   * The pasqualina cake is usually a savory pie , typical of the  Easter Season.    * It is prepared by spreading very thin sheets of pasta prepared with water, flour and olive oil (without yeast ). The cut sheet that will be used for the bottom must be larger than the pan, and, in this phase of preparation, it must hang out […]

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“Eggs in Purgatory” – Ciao Italia Mary Ann Esposito

“Eggs in Purgatory”  Mary Ann Esposito – Ciao Italia * Wonderful Recipe from the Past * I Love Italian Food When I was much younger my mom used to make something where the rendered tomatoes filled the deep dish frying pan and then she broke eggs into the middle of the tomatoes.      It […]

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