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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata I remember the first time I ate Chicken Piccata.  I am Italian, but my parents never made Chicken Piccata at home when I was growing up.  I was at a conference in Charleston, SC back in the 90’s.  I remember sitting quietly on […]

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup Stuffed Peppers are great for dinner.  However, they need plenty of time to cook.  I have cooked Stuffed Peppers in the oven or in a crock pot.  You just need to adjust the time for the crockpot, but typically they are more […]

Pecan Tassies (Pecan Nut Cups)

Pecan Tassies (Pecan Nut Cups)

Pecan Tassies Pecan Tassies (also known as Pecan Nut Cups or Pecan Delights)…are wonderful little nut cups, made with a cream cheese pastry dough and filled with a suburb pecan/walnut filling.  The perfect bite-size treat!     I tried to find the origin of this […]

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells Classic Stuffed Shells…another great Italian comfort food meal that is sure to become a family favorite.  This recipe is another one of my Grandmother’s recipe that have been passed down through the generations. This is an easy dish that we serve with our […]

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style)

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style)

Spaghetti Sauce (Old World Style) As I sit here writing out this Spaghetti Sauce recipe, the memories of sitting in my Grandmother’s tiny kitchen watching my Grandmother and Aunts make the sauce for Sunday dinner or the holidays come rushing back.  Like many Italian families, […]

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter

Antipasto Platter Need a quick appetizer for New Year’s.  An Antipasto Platter is the perfect choice.  No cooking which makes this appetizer extremely easy.  The hardest thing you will need to do is marinate the cheese balls. Antipasto means “before the meal” and is similar […]

Focaccia

Focaccia

Focaccia I used to make bread from scratch years ago.  There is nothing better than smelling fresh bread baking in the oven.  2020 is only a few days away and I have decided to add some bread baking back into my repertoire.  I typically buy […]

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies Your cookie jar should be getting filled by now with all of these cookie recipes I have been sharing.  Every cookie baker should have a classic Spritz Cookie recipe in their repertoire and here is mine. Spritzgebäck, oftened shortened to Spritz in the […]

Peanut Soup

Peanut Soup

Peanut Soup

Fisherman’s Pie

Fisherman’s Pie

Fisherman’s Pie Christmas Eve – Feast of the Seven Fishes The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American celebration on Christmas Eve with various fish dishes.  The meal typically consists of seven different seafood dishes with the most popular dish being baccala (salted cod […]


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