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Pignolata – Italian Fried Honey Balls

Pignolata is one of the most simple and delicious treats typical for Christmas and Carnival season. These slightly crunchy fried dough balls coated with honey and lemon zest they are simple irresistible. Depending in the region, you might also know them by the name Struffoli (Napoli, Campagnia), Cicerchiata (Abruzzo, Marche, Molise), Sannacchiudere (Taranto, Apulia) and …

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Homemade Cavatelli Pasta In 3 Easy Steps

Cavatelli is a short type of pasta that resembles a slightly elongated shell. Its cavity catches perfectly almost any kind of sauce so you can use it in so many different ways. Typical for Molise and Puglia regions of Italy cavatelli are well known all over the world. If you haven’t tried them yet, you …

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Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina in rich tomato sauce is a classic Italian staple made in your own kitchen. Ready in just 15 minutes it’s the ultimate fall comfort food. In traditional kitchens of  Sorrento, homemade gnocchi with cheese and tomato sauce are finished in the oven. Baking them in individual terracotta serving bowls keep them hot …

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Fresh Peach Crostata with Vanilla Custard

Picture-perfect, mouth watering peach crostata doesn’t need a lot of convincing. Just think of soft, creamy vanilla custard topped with fresh peach wedges. And all this on a delicious Italian crostata base. Both pastry cream and shortcrust dough can be prepared in advance. So it’ll only take a few minutes to assemble this colorful tart. …

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Strawberry Gelato (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

Who can resist creamy, fragrant strawberry gelato during these hot summer days? Impossible! So here we are. Making delicious homemade strawberry gelato. Without the slightest hint of an ice cream machine! Few simple ingredients and 20 minutes of actual work is all it takes to make this frozen Italian delicacy at home. After the first …

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Breaded Chicken Cutlets – Italian Style

Times and times these juicy and tender lemon chicken cutlets had made an easy, light and absolutely delicious dinner. If you’ve ever been struggling in doubts how to prepare easy and yummy chicken breast, look no further. Just be sure to try this simple and zesty Italian style chicken cutlets. Without a doubt, they’ll become …

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Prosciutto Ham, Mozzarella & Arugula Panini Sandwich

The perfect brunch sandwich not only has to be fast&easy to make. In my eyes, it should be super filling and seriously delicious. Just like this Italian prosciutto, mozzarella and arugula panino. Sweet cured Italian meat – prosciutto with a bit spicy, peppery arugula salad and fresh juicy mozzarella cheese it’s already a perfection. But …

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Tricolor Crostini with Spinach, Ricotta & Cherry Tomatoes

A large platter of crostini or bruschetta, in my eyes, is essential to any summer BBQs in the backyard, or any friends and family gatherings throughout the year. But they also work great as a special treat before lunch or dinner. While everyone’s waiting for a plate of pasta or meat on the grill there’s …

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