Category Archives: Antipasto

Chick Pea Meatballs – Polpette di Ceci

  I have been cooking since I was 10 years old. Always loved it. Never even gave it a second thought.  I guess you could say I was a natural, whatever that is. When I see people toil over the … Continue reading

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Polpette di Melanzane – Eggplant Patties

Many Italian families on my block had fig trees in their back yards. And as kids, when we discovered them, we would go on a marauding fig feast, raiding every one’s back yard that had figs.  There was nothing quite as … Continue reading

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Sicilain Fried Peppers

When I see red peppers at the market I think of roasting them over an open fire. The aroma that comes from roasting peppers is heaven. In an earlier blog I gave you a recipe for roasted pepper salad. Pick … Continue reading

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Nonna's Zucchini Fritters 2.0

OK, so I stand corrected. After posting zucchini fritters on my blog, paying tribute to Grandma Isabella, I heard from my son Michael. I got it all wrong.  I’m only human! I formulated her fritters from how I recalled she made it. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini is very abundant in the summer time. When I used to grow it in my back yard I would make daily trips to my neighbors giving away zucchini. And when one or two fruits stayed on the bush too … Continue reading

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Summer Tomato Salad Grana Padano

Driving home from work tonight, the last thing I was thinking about was having dinner. Being out all day in this 90 degree heat does nothing for my appetite. Sometimes it’s just too hot to eat….at least anything heavy. As … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Frittata

My grandmother had two sisters, Angie and Mary, and a brother, Joe. My Aunt Mary had a daughter, Georgina, who was about my sister’s age. My Uncle Joe had a son, Bobby, who was also around my sister’s age. But … Continue reading

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