Category Archives: Italian

Bringing The Taste Of Italy Into Your Home

What’s your favorite kind of cuisine? For many people, it has to be Italian. From pizza to pasta – nothing beats a tasty Italian dish. If you’ve ever been to Italy, you’ll know that nothing quite compares to the real … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Seared Pork Chops

I love gnocchi – a delicious Italian potato dumpling. It’s typically served just buttered with some sage, but sometimes I like to get creative. Here is a recipe that uses fresh mushroom and is seasoned with rosemary and sherry. Add … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant. This recipe is well worth the effort. My husband and I ate the whole thing for dinner – it was our main, well, only dish! It was that good.

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National Tortellini Day! Have some Tortellini Soup for Pasta of the Month~

It’s National Tortellini Day – a day to celebrate these little, stuffed pastas!  Not to be confused with tortelloni (a big stuffed pasta),  these are round and bite sized morsels of deliciousness.  The region of Bologna claims to have been … Continue reading

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Smoked Trout Spread

A traditional Christmas Eve dinner in many Italian-American homes is the Feast of the Seven Fishes.  It supposedly started in Southern Italy as la vigilia (the vigil) symbolizing the wait for the birth of Christ. This meal is not a … Continue reading

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Italian Grandma’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

Although this is not a recipe for a “lazy” gastronome, like me, it’s one of my family’s favorites.  Many years ago, a friend taught me to make her grandma’s recipe, complete with meatballs. And grandma was born and raised in … Continue reading

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