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Easter Recipes

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 a delicious, 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 Ingredients Lamb Ideally, you would get the youngest lamb available. It’s super soft, …

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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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Caponata {Sicilian Eggplant Salad}

Eggplant Caponata or Aubergine Caponata is one of the golden staples of Sicilian cuisine. It’s one of the most famous appetizers that is never missing on a Holiday table, being that Christmas, Easter or a Birthday party. There are different versions of Caponata cooked in Palermo and Caponata from Catania. I’ll tell you all the …

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Italian Easter Cookies {Taralli Di Pasqua}

Taralli Di Pasqua are famous Italian Easter cookies from Southern Italy. Puglia region in particular. They are often called simply Taralli Dolci Pugliesi. They are most famous in their savory version, which traditionally includes anise seeds. But there are a lot of variations: with black pepper, oregano, even with tomato sauce that gives them a …

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Scarcelle Pugliesi – Italian Easter Cookie Cakes

Learn how to quickly make Scarcelle Pugliesi – traditional Italian Easter Cookie Cakes from Puglia decorated with a hard boiled egg. They are yeast free and very easy to make. Make them to add in your DIY holiday gift basket or package nicely and give as a small sign of goodwill to friends and neighbors. …

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Italian Stuffed Artichokes

This simple but utterly delicious  Italian stuffed artichokes is classics that just can’t go wrong. Imagine, soft buttery petals paired with crunchy cheese, herbs and breadcrumb mix all with light and flavorful garlic taste. These artichokes are nothing short of epic! Italian stuffed artichokes can be served as an appetizer, main vegetarian course or paired …

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St.Joseph’s Pastries {Zeppole di San Giuseppe}

St. Joseph’s Pastries or Zeppole di San Giuseppe are traditional cream filled pastries from Campagna region of Italy. A little bit of curiosity Zeppole di San Giuseppe is a MUST-MAKE for Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19) which is one of the principal feasts in Western Christianity. Since Saint Joseph is known to be the foster-father …

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Sfogliatelle {Authentic Recipe Step By Step}

Sfogliatelle Ricce is an iconic Italian pastry originated in Napoli, Campagnia region. Super thin layers of crunchy dough filled with delicious orange and cinnamon flavored ricotta cream. The word Sfogliatelle is pronounced as [sfoo-llia-te-lle] in its plural form. One single pastry is called “sfogliatella”. In Neapolitan dialect you might often hear them pronounced as [schwee-ah-dell]. …

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Pressure Cooker Artichokes with Dipping Sauce

Creamy buttery artichokes are steamed in pressure cooker in less than 10 minutes. But the best part is of course the sauce! Delicate, savory and incredibly flavorful all at the same time, this green artichoke dipping sauce is truly legendary. And yes, you make the sauce while artichokes are cooking 😉 It’s best to use …

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Frittelle {Ciambelle} – Italian Doughnuts

Frittelle, ciambelle or simply legendary Italian doughnuts. These is a special treat that should never be missed during Christmas time and especially during Carnival (Mardi Gras) period. And honestly, any other time of the year when you have cravings for a soft, lemon-flavored doughnut that simply melts in your mouth. This an original and authentic …

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Pressure Cooker Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Pomegranate Seeds

Are you always on the go? Or maybe tired of the  same old veggie sides? These pressure cooker brussel sprouts is a total saver. Quite literally! Aside from instant noodle bowl, what else can you make in less than 5 minutes?? Brussel sprouts cook in pressure cooker for 3-4 minutes while maintaining all vitamins and …

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Candele Pasta with Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper & Olives

Here’s another special pasta I got as gift this Christmas. Candele is typical pasta from Naples, Campagna region of Italy. As you might guess it got its name from a smooth, cylindrical form that resembles a candle. Very much like those real candles that were used in various religious processions common to Southern Italy. Candele …

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Garganelli With Creamy Spinach Sauce

Imagine slightly ‘al dente’ egg garganelli coated in rich creamy spinach sauce that are ready in the blink of the eye. This spinach pasta is seriously one of the favorite all-season quick meals. Top it generously with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and it’s heaven on earth! Of course as with most pasta sauces you can …

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Artichoke & Potato Casserole

Artichoke and Potato Casserole is one of winter and spring favorite side dishes. It goes perfectly with any main course such as chicken meat or fish. And even if you skip the meat or fish you’ll still have nutrient-rich and delicious meal. To make this artichoke casserole both fresh and frozen artichokes (including edible part …

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