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Reginelle {Italian Sesame Cookies}

These sweet Reginelle Cookies, also known as Italian sesame seed cookies or Regina Cookies (“Biscotti Regina” in Italian), originated in Palermo but are found all around Sicily. So you want to be really precise these are Sicilian Sesame Cookies. Whatever you call them, they are an absolute must-try! Not only are they insanely delicious, but …

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Italian Frying Peppers – 3 Delicious Ways To Cook

Italian Frying Peppers is a variety of small sweet peppers that have elongated finger size shape. They are typically green but will turn red if allowed to ripen. They have nothing in coming with small peperoncini peppers (chili peppers) that they’re often called in English speaking world. Italian Frying Peppers are easier to digest than …

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Bechamel Sauce Recipe {Silky, Creamy, Lump Free}

Bechamel Sacue or Salsa Besciamella is one one the basic sauces in cooking. It’s also the easiest and fastest sauce to make. To make Bechamel Sauce or also known as White Sauce you need  just 3 main ingredients –  milk, butter and flour and  2 seasonings – nutmeg and salt. All it takes to make …

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Green Beans In Tomato Sauce {Italian Stewed Green Beans}

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce is one of those simple side dishes that can never go wrong. It pairs perfectly with meat and fish main courses. But a lot of times, especially on a hot summer we would eat just this. Simple yet filling plate of veggies. We might add a couple of slices of …

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Pizzagaina {Pizza Chiena, Pizza Rustica, Pizza Piena}

Pizzagaina is an Italian-American adaption of the Italian Pizza Piena also widely known as Pizza Rustica. Pizza Chiena is a typical Neapolitan rustic ham, salami and cheese pie prepared during Easter, specifically on Good Friday. Just like Crescia {Pizza Di Pasqua} it’s usually baked on Friday to be eaten the next day. Remember? According to …

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Italian Lamb With Artichokes

Lamb and Artichokes Stew is a wonderful dish that’s very typical for spring and Easter time. It’s also perfect if you want to make lamb for Christmas. Super easy, delicious, no fuss one-pot meal full of flavors. Try it once and you’ll be making often, especially when artichokes are in season Italian Lamb With Artichokes …

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Italian Easter Cheese Bread {Crescia or Pizza Di Pasqua}

This Italian Easter Cheese Bread is called Crescia, Pizza Di Formaggio or Pizza Di Pasqua. But it has nothing to do with a classic Neapolitan pizza you might be thinking of. It looks more like a cake, a savory “panettone” if you will. What is Crescia Al Formaggio? A brioche-like savory bread, enriched with grated …

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The Best Minestrone Soup Recipe {How Italians Make It}

Nothing says more “comfort food” than thick, hearty, melt-in-the-mouth Minestrone Soup. Italian Minestrone soup is made with seasonal veggies, legumes and small pasta shape or rice. The beauty of this soup is that you can make it a hundred times and have it taste different every time you make it. For this reason there’s no …

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Cotechino With Lentils – Italian New Year’s Tradition

Cotechino and lentils is a typical dish for New Year’s Eve. Mainly for two reasons.  First, if you’ve ever received an Italian Christmas Gift Basket you’re most likely have found cotechino precooked cotechino sausage among other typical products. So New Year’s is a perfect time to prepare cotechino. But of course it’s a popular comfort …

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Italian Almond Cookies {Paste Di Mandorla}

Sicilian Almond Cookies or Paste Di Mandorla are perfect for Holiday Cookie Trays. These Italian Cookies are very easy to make and they disappear quickly! There are dozens if not hundreds of almond cookies in Italy. Some follow the same recipe but have a different name depending of the region of Italy where they’re coming …

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Marron Glacé – Candied Chestnut Treats

Marron Glacé is a delicious candied chestnut treat from Northern Italy and France. It’s especially popular during November and December, when chestnuts are in season. But not just regular chestnuts. As the name implies, Marron Glace is made from marrons – a cultivated type of chestnut. Marrons are of a superior quality, have bigger in …

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Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Mushrooms & Chestnuts

Delicious creamy pumpkin soup with extra comforting fall flavors? Why not! You’ve probably seen a gazillion of pumpkin soups of all kinds during the season. Some very easy to make with a few simple ingredients, some a more sophisticated and gourmet. So here I am, with a pumpkin cream soup recipe as well. Lol BUT …

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