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Italian Bread

Italian Bread

Let’s talk about making homemade Italian bread – it’s easier than you think! I just love a crusty golden loaf of bread, fresh from the oven, filling the kitchen with that unbeatable aroma. The good news is that you can easily do this! Because this recipe is all about keeping it simple but spectacular. So,…

Italian Butter Cookies
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Italian Butter Cookies

Imagine biting into a cookie that’s so buttery and tender, it practically melts in your mouth. That’s the magic of Italian Butter Cookies. Their rich, velvety texture combined with a hint of vanilla is pure bliss. The best part? They’re surprisingly easy to make. You can whip up a batch of these elegant melt-in-your-mouth delights…

Italian Rainbow Cookies
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Italian Rainbow Cookies

Revel in the charm of Italian Rainbow Cookies, also known as Tricolore or Venetian cookies, a beloved Italian-American bakery classic. These cookies captivate with their three colorful layers in the hues of Italy’s flag, sandwiched with luscious apricot or raspberry jam and encased in a silky chocolate glaze. These almond- and chocolate-flavored beauties are visually…

Italian Sausage Stuffing

Italian Sausage Stuffing

This Italian sausage stuffing in a mouthwatering combination of savory, crumbled Italian sausage, aromatic herbs, and crusty bread, melding together to create an irresistibly savory, fragrant, and utterly unforgettable herb infused, Italian-inspired stuffing that will elevate your Thanksgiving feast to a new level of deliciousness. A family favorite each year! This stuffing is a must-have,…

Italian Strawberry Cassata Cake
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Italian Strawberry Cassata Cake

Indulge in the irresistible combination of luscious strawberries, delicate ricotta cream, and moist cake layers with this heavenly Italian Strawberry Cassata Cake. The light and tender cake layers, infused with hints of vanilla and brown sugar, provide the perfect base for the vibrant flavors to shine through. Topped with macerated strawberries and a delectable ricotta…

Italian Orange Cookies
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Italian Orange Cookies

These light and moist cookies use orange juice, orange zest, and optional orange extract for a mild orange flavor. This is one of those recipes from way back – all the Italian ladies in my old Philadelphia neighborhood made them, and they all used this same basic recipe. Go figure! Make these cookies as they…

Italian Sesame Cookies
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Italian Sesame Cookies

These Italian sesame cookies are one of my favorite cookies because I really love sesame, and the texture, and most of all because they are not very sweet. So if you are looking for a low sugar cookie, try these! Imagine a mildly sweet cookie with a nutty undertone (from the sesame). That’s what this…

Stuffed Italian Long Hot Peppers (Sausage and Cheese)

Stuffed Italian Long Hot Peppers (Sausage and Cheese)

Make these easy and delicious stuffed Italian long hot peppers for your next get together! Or enjoy as a quick meal along with a big salad. Very few ingredients and comes together in minutes… these crunchy and savory peppers are a big favorite around here! If you want a bigger meal, consider these ahhh mazing…

Italian Long Hot Peppers

Italian Long Hot Peppers

A staple in the Philadelphia area, Italian long hot peppers are very popular as a topping in hoagies or roasted and served alone with bread. They are also stuffed and served as an appetizer. Delicious! What exactly are these peppers? Italian long hot peppers are very popular in the Philadelphia area and are widely available…

Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad

Just say YES to this amazing Italian chopped salad! Based on the salad from California Pizza kitchen, this salad is full of vegetables with a touch of Italian deli meats. It is reminiscent of a deconstructed Italian hoagie. Best of all, it’s very easily customizable to your preference. Easy and tasty! Ingredients This is a…

Italian Rum Cake
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Italian Rum Cake

Indulge in the fantastic flavors of Italy with our authentic Italian Rum Cake – a perfect blend of airy sponge cake soaked in a rich rum syrup, layered with velvety custard, enveloped in a smooth whipped cream (or buttercream frosting) and coated with nuts. It is off-the-hook in flavor and amazingly delicious!! Each bite has…

Italian Broccoli Rabe

Italian Broccoli Rabe

This is a one-step, easy Italian Broccoli Rabe recipe with just a handful of ingredients, so it’s a breeze to throw together as a side dish for any day of the week! Garlicky goodness! What Is Broccoli Rabe? Broccoli rabe β€” aka rapini β€” may look intimidating to the naked eye, but it’s no more complicated…

Italian Panettone (Giorilli panettone)
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Italian Panettone (Giorilli panettone)

Giorilli is considered to be one of the best panettone bakers in the world!! To quote the original recipe website, “This panettone is light as a feather, an enchanting, aromatic, fragrant and infinitely good unfriendliness.“ Who can resist?!? Overview of Panettone Making Process This is definitely an **advanced** recipe, for those who want a challenge….

Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
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Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)

Ring in the holidays with these traditional Italian Fig Cookies (also “Cuccidati,” in Italian). These decadent, tender, sweet fruit-filled cookies are drizzled with a lemon glaze and traditional holiday sprinkles. Perfetto! What Are Cuccidati? Italian Fig Cookies, aka Cucidati, are deliciously moist, tender, and sweet fruit- and nut-filled cookies. The filling generally consists of some combination…

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Pineapple
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Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Pineapple

One of my favorite cheesecakes. This Italian cheesecake is made with whole milk ricotta and crushed pineapple for a unique twist and added flavor. It has a creamy texture and is oh soooo good! There are several traditional Italian Easter recipes that are very near and dear to my heart. These include Italian Easter bread,…

Italian beef braciole

Italian beef braciole

This recipe for Italian beef braciole is made from thin slices of beef and a few other simple ingredients like garlic, parsley, and grated cheese. The secret is a long and slow cooking time and you will get the most tender and tasty braciole ever! This is a must try recipe! What is Italian beef…

Italian Wedding Cookies (Anginetti)
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Italian Wedding Cookies (Anginetti)

These traditional Italian cookies are served at many holidays and weddings in the old Italian neighborhood! They are very simple lightly sweetened cookies that are traditionally flavored with anise, almond, or lemon and then dipped in a sweet sugar glaze. Everyone will love them! One of My Favorite Italian Cookies: Anginetti Here’s a favorite, basic,…

Italian Sausage and Hashbrown Casserole

Italian Sausage and Hashbrown Casserole

You’re going to LOVE our Italian Sausage and Hashbrown Casserole! This easy-to-make casserole features a medley of sizzling, savory Italian sausage, paired with vibrant red and green peppers (you could even use roasted peppers), tender onions, hash browns and fluffy eggs, crowned by a generous layer of your favorite cheese. This casserole is the epitome…

Torta Caprese
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Torta Caprese

Imagine sinking your teeth into this Torta Caprese, a heavenly flourless chocolate almond Italian cake that transports you straight to the picturesque cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. You take a bite and are surrounded by this amazing blend of dark chocolate, almonds, and a hint of citrus zest. And the best part? It’s not overly…

Sausage Bread
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Sausage Bread

This simple yet mouth-watering recipe for Italian Sausage Bread is so easy and delicious! Perfectly seasoned with aromatic garlic and fennel seeds, it features savory Italian sausage and oozy mozzarella cheese, all wrapped up in a golden dough (store bought or use my easy pizza dough). Whether you’re looking for a satisfying snack, a hearty…

Classic Tiramisu
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Classic Tiramisu

Dinner party? Holiday? Or maybe you just want some comfort food. Tiramisu is a must try! This decadent classic Tiramisu has layers of delicate ladyfingers soaked in robust espresso that are met with a luscious mascarpone cream. With its rich and velvety textures, this classic Italian dessert will transport you to a cozy cafe in…

Chicken Francaise

Chicken Francaise

Let’s talk about Chicken Francaise. This dish, my friends, is a delightful little escapade into the world of comfort food with a chic twist. It’s like taking your classic, cozy chicken dinner on a little jaunt to the sunny side of the street. The chicken, cradled in a light, lemony sauce, is the kind of…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

This minestrone is an easy dinner that comes together quickly and is chock full of vegetables and beans. It’s super healthy, good for you, and filling too! Perfect for winter or any time you’re craving a cozy meal. Complete this meal by serving my minestrone with homemade bread like my Flax and Chia Seed Sourdough!…

Fluffy Ricotta Gnocchi
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Fluffy Ricotta Gnocchi

Ricotta gnocchi is a dish that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Imagine tender, pillow-like dumplings, lighter than air yet rich in flavor, thanks to the creamy magic of ricotta cheese. This recipe for ricotta gnocchi is a variation on the classic potato gnocchi. This authentic ricotta gnocchi recipe is from the popular Italian cooking…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies
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Lemon Ricotta Cookies

These homemade Lemon Ricotta Cookies are the perfect little treat, where the tang of fresh lemons meets the richness of ricotta in a delightfully soft, sweet treat that’s as perfect for a cozy afternoon as it is for a festive gathering. The Ingredients This is an “old school” Italian recipe that was very popular in…