Posts from the ‘Italian holiday recipes’ category

insalata tritata: {chopped salad}

The cooler weather has finally descended upon us even here in the south. The cooler breezes and brisk evening temperatures are a most welcome respite from…

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baba torta al la napolitana con crema pasticcera: {neapolitan rum cake}

September and October are favorite months for our famiglia. We celebrate two birthdays (Carina who turned 18 and I who turned the big 50) and we…

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flourless chocolate cake with chocolate-dipped orange segments & sea salt

St. Valentine’s Day. A day based on a somewhat confusing history of pagan fertility festivals and the romantic story of St. Valentine, his love of love…

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zuppa di cardone e polpettini di vitello

Italy’s regions have a wide variety of soups or zuppas that carry them through the cold winter days and nights. One zuppa I have come to…

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spaghetti with tuna

Christmas Eve is one of my favorite moments of the year. I adore lighted trees and the homes decorated so beautifully; walking into Mammina Loreta and…

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italian lemon & ricotta biscotti

Italians love their biscotti and this is a recipe that I have researched and modified over the years for the best texture and flavor. The original…

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