Category Archives: pizza

Mpanada Ragusana – Lamb Stuffing

 For the Easter Holidays my Uncle Sal Arestia, my Aunt Mary’s husband,  used to make this every year. My father, who came from Ragusa like my uncle, says his mother used to make it for him as well. It’s a … Continue reading

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Calabrese Pizza

Grandma’s Care Package Ok, so my children are half Calabrese. So I thought it was fitting that I add this recipe to my blog. Their grandmother Isabella is a wonderful cook and every time my son Joseph comes home from grandma’s … Continue reading

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Sicilian Pizza – Sfincione

ABEETZ I may not be a wine expert, but I know a thing or two about a thing or two. And that’s Pizza. You might even call me a pizza snob. You have Starbuck snobs why not pizza snobs? I cringe … Continue reading

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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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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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