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Chef John from Food Wishes  Roast Porchetta & Arugula Sandwich

Chef John from Food Wishes  Roast Porchetta & Arugula Sandwich   Chef John is one of our favorites here at Everybody Loves Italian. He always has a unique way of presenting his recipes and… he always chooses the best recipes to share. This particular one will make your mouth water. Just the way he stuffs […]

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Italian Anisette Cookies for St Patrick’s Day

Italian Anisette Cookies for St Patrick’s Day Ingredients Needed for Cookies 1/2 c. butter or margarine 1/4 c. shortening 3/4 c. granulated sugar 4 eggs 3 c. all-purpose flour 5 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. anise extract (can use vanilla or lemon extract instead) Ingredients Needed for Glaze 2 c. confectioners’ sugar, […]

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Saint Anthony Prayer – Lost and Found

Saint Anthony Prayer Lost and Found * Remember the Saint Anthony prayer? Do you or the kids still say it today? Wow… I recall my Mom, Grandmom, Aunts and friends all saying the same thing when something was lost. “Good Saint Anthony look around, Something’s Lost and Must be Found. And….. surprisingly enough more often […]

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Thanking the Police

Thanking the Police * Have you ever taken a moment to Thank the Police?  Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t need Police. If everyone respected each other and did the right thing. A world where cruelty and lawlessness didn’t exist. That would be a place where we would simply ask the “would be criminal” […]

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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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Pasta Fazool

p Pasta Fazool Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian * Recipes and Video’s below Pasta Fazool – Pasta Fagioli meaning “pasta and beans” is a traditional Italian dish. The proper name in grammatical Italian is Pasta Fagioli   Recipes for pasta fazool – Pasta Fagioli vary. The only true requirement is that beans and pasta are included. […]

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The Sandwich – What is your favorite Sandwich?

The Sandwich What is your favorite Sandwich? * Sandwiches  Among Italian immigrants speaking broken English often called them “Sangwiches”.  Sandwiches have been a major part of our lives and we each have one that we love more than others. Check into the video featuring Frank’s Thoughts about Growin’ Up Italian and then click on some […]

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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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The Wooden Spoon – Frank’s Thought “Growin’ Up Italian”

The Wooden Spoon  Frank’s Thought “Growin’ Up Italian”   * The Wooden Spoon       BELOW: Watch this episode of Frank’s Thought about “Growin’ Up Italian” featuring The Wooden Spoon    Is there anything more iconic in Italian families than the wooden spoon? We have some that are probably a hundred years old. They […]

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Brioschi – Frank’s Thought on Growin’ Up Italian

Brioschi Frank’s Thought “Growin’ Up Italian” * Do you remember Brioschi? Back in the day every Italian household had this product in the medicine cabinet. It was a very popular Lemon flavored Effervescent or antacid. Kids used to put this in their mouth and add water to scare their parents. Once the chips activated it would […]

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