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Italian Wedding Pastries – “Dolce della Sposa” – Rossella’s Recipe

Italian Wedding Pastries “Dolce della Sposa” Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Check out this video for the recipes shared by Rossella and her Nonna. Meanwhile lets share a little about southern Italian Wedding customs below.     In some parts of Italy, a party, known as a Serenade, is thrown outside of the bride’s home by the […]

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Fusilli with Pomidoro Sauce Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Fusilli with Pomidoro Sauce  Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * I love Pomidoro Sauce… It’s basically a fresh tomato sauce. Easy and quick to make and….. it is delicious. And Fusilli is one of my two absolute favorite pastas along with rigatoni. YUM Actually I love Pasta almost any way we make it but there is […]

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Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * If you enjoy cheese cake you will love this special recipe. Ricotta Cheesecake will put all other cheesecakes to shame in my opinion. Take a moment and let Rossella share her family recipe.  The production of ricotta in the Italian peninsula dates back to the Bronze Age. […]

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Pasta e Ceci – Pasta with Ceci Beans – Rossella Recipe

Pasta e Ceci Recipe Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Pasta e ceci is a typical dish of the Campania , Puglia ( Salento ), Sicilian and Roman cuisine , of very ancient origin.   It is a poor first course , but very nutritious, because chickpeas – like all legumes – contain a significant amount of protein that complements the nutritive intake of pasta, typically rich in carbohydrates .  The Roman version provides for the addition of anchovies. […]

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Chicken Marsala – Rossella’s Cooking w/ Nonna

Chicken Marsala Rossella’s Cooking w/ Nonna *   Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy. The dish dates to the 19th century, when it most likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala […]

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Chicken Marsala Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Chicken Marsala Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna *   Chicken marsala is an Italian-American dish made from chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. It is a variation of traditional Italian scaloppina dishes, of which there are many varieties throughout Italy. The dish dates to the 19th century, when it most likely originated with English families who lived in western Sicily, where Marsala […]

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Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe  Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna   * In North America, Italian sausage most often refers to a style of pork sausage . The sausage is often noted for being seasoned with fennel as the primary seasoning. In Italy, however, a wide variety of sausages are made, many of which are quite different from the product commonly known as ‘Italian sausage’ […]

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Eggplant Parmegiana – Unique from Pugliese – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Eggplant Parmegiana – Unique Recipe from Puglia – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Rossella invites us to join with her as she shares her unique Eggplant Parmigiana recipe from Puglia.  * A little History of Eggplant Parmigiana Eggplant Parmesan, parmigiana di melanzane in Italian, is one of the classic preparations of southern Italy. It is a preparation […]

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Ricotta Cookies – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Ricotta Cookies Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna   *   I remember these cookies. Both my Grandmother Madelena and Grandmom Julie used to make them every Christmas. I can still see the tray of white icing cookies sitting there on the table. You just couldn’t resist them they were so delicious.  I think everybody that grew […]

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Chicken Cutlets ~ Rossella and Cooking with Nonna 

~ Chicken Cutlets ~ Rossella and Cooking with Nonna  * Rossella and her Nonna Romana make the classic Chicken Cutlets the way Nonna makes them.     Then Rossella also makes her own version of Chicken Cutlets.       From the late 1700s until about 1900, virtually all recipes for “cutlets” in English-language cookbooks […]

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