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Light and easy to make choux pastry filled with venetian cream. A popular dessert on Saint Josephs Day.
Zeppole di San Giuseppe

March 19 marks the Feast of St. Joseph. This day is widely celebrated by Catholic Italians not only in Italy but in many...

basil and olive oil in ice cube trays for freezing
Basil, Green Goddess of summer

It's that time of year. From the moment you bring the first zucchini into the house, up until October, it's non-stop freezing, blanching,...

Twist Cookies

Angela was so excited that we finally got Nonna Caterina to make her favourite cookies-"twists". Truth be told, we're not even sure if...

Polpette, Italian Meatballs

Everyone raves about this 'polpette' recipe, Italian for 'meatballs', that nonna Francesca has been making for over 50 years. She originally got this...

stuffed eggplant, malanzane ripiene - Give eggplant a try with this pork basil filling.
Melanzane Ripiene, Stuffed Eggplant

No other topic - not even religion or politics - provokes such enthusiastic discussion in my mother's family like melanzane ripiene or stuffed...

Italian potato pizza recipe and how to
Potato Pizza

Here's the next pizza feature that we promised. We were back at Nonna Anna's this week for her long awaited potato pizza recipe. One would think...

Nonnas Calabrese pizza recipe with tomatoes, kalamata olives, anchovies and hot peppers.
Calabrese pizza

We hope you have had a chance to try the pizza dough recipe we featured a couple of weeks ago. If not, you...

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