Monthly Archives: June 2010

Fried Cheese

Swimming with the fishes When I was in Sicily as a young teenager I was staying at a small family run resort by the Ionian Sea near the town of Riposto with my brother and Aunt and Uncle. One afternoon, when … Continue reading

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Peaches and Wine

Barina We called her “Barina”.  She was a sweet, jolly woman about my grandmother’s age. When she came over to visit my grandparents on a Sunday afternoon we knew she entered the house when my grandmother buzzed her in and she came … Continue reading

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Roasted Stuffed Pork Tenderloin With Potatoes

There are a lot of different flavors going on here. Once again, the hallmark of great Italian cooking, simple ingredients combined to make a great tasting dish. And each ingredient does not mask the other but stands out on it’s own … Continue reading

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Mom’s Split Pea Soup

Don’t ask for cheese My mother made a great split pea soup.  Nothing fancy, just great tasting. She did what many people do and saved the ham bone from a previous dinner of baked smoked ham to add to this soup. … Continue reading

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Crumb Cake

I thought I would share this recipe for crumb cake being it is so popular at family gatherings and office parties. It makes a huge pan of cake and is really easy to do, mixing boxed cake mix with other … Continue reading

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Roasted Peppers

There are many ways you can roast peppers. While in Italy, we used to build a wood fire in a fire pit and allow the embers to burn down white hot. We would then place the whole red peppers directly … Continue reading

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