Monthly Archives: April 2010

Mpanata Ragusana – Filling #1

Time Honored Pies This dish is a specialty from my father’s town of Ragusa, Sicily.  Ragusa is close to the southern most point of Sicily. The origins of Ragusa can be traced back to the 2nd century BC. Over the century’s … Continue reading

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Quick Marinara

When I got home from work today I had no clue what I was going to prepare for dinner. I didn’t have anything defrosted and there were no left overs. So I decided to make pasta. This is a quick … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Chicken

Sundays Were Special Sunday was a special time around our house. We would get up early to go to Mass and if we weren’t planning on visiting relatives we would be looking forward to “Sunday Dinner”. Back then you couldn’t … Continue reading

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Marinated BBQ Chicken

Italian Cook Out From time to time my family would break away from the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn city life and would pack us  into the car to take a drive to the “wilds” of Long Island. Back then … Continue reading

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Sicilian Tuna Salad

Just A Greasy Brown Bag I always wanted one of those themed lunch boxes I saw my classmates have while in elementary school. Some were adorned with The Lone Ranger, Superman, Yogi Bear. They would open them up on the … Continue reading

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Stuffed Artichokes

Unintended Consequences “Hello Peeta…..this is your mother”. This is the way my mother starts her conversation when she calls me on the telephone and leaves a message on my answering machine. How many children are out there that would not … Continue reading

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Scacciata Catanese

Christmas – A Magical Time of Year Too bad Christmas comes only once a year. Unfortunately, I don’t feel that way now as an adult, but as a child it was a magical time. On Christmas Eve I could remember … Continue reading

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