Category Archives: Antipasto

Baked Clams Oreganata

I could never get enough of  baked clams. They are the perfect starter to an Italian meal or part of a hot antipasti platter. Garnished with just a lemon wedge, baked clams are an all time favorite. Whenever I’m out … Continue reading

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Mom’s Chick Pea Salad

OK…here’s my rant! Whatever happened to the friendly local merchant? I’m not talking about the large national retail stores like Macy’s or Target where the sales associate couldn’t give a rat’s behind whether or not you bought from them or … Continue reading

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Rose’s String Bean and Potato Salad

Mother’s day is this Sunday and it got me thinking about some of the things my mom used to cook. The menu is long, but one of her signature dishes that stand out in my mind with summer approaching is … Continue reading

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Fried Stuffed Eggplant

 Whatever happened to the Easter Bonnet? You know, the one with all the frills upon it. Does anyone care to be the grandest lady at the Easter Parade anymore? I remember having a new suite at Easter. OK, so it … Continue reading

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Sausage Stuffed Red Peppers

I knew I hit a good note when my son Joseph tasted these peppers and said they were the most flavorful stuffed peppers he ever ate. That was good enough for me. When I make stuffed peppers I always like … Continue reading

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Spinach Mpanada

This spinach filled mpanada was another staple for Christmas Eve dinner. Along with the broccoli pie and scaciatta, these savory pies were always a big hit. Whatever we didn’t finish on Christmas Eve was always on hand for breakfast the … Continue reading

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Arancini – Sicilian Rice Balls

Some of the best rice balls I have ever had, outside of my mother’s kitchen, was at a food stand on the ferry that went across the straights of Messina from Calabria to Sicily. Leave it to the Italians to serve … Continue reading

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