It is believed by some that this Sicilian antipasto originated with the local fisherman. Their caponata alla marinara made with seafood kept well because of the vinegar which acted as a preservative.
Caponata is easy to prepare and keeps Continue Reading Mom's Lasagna
Making lasagna is a labor of love. Although not all that difficult to prepare, it does involve several steps and is rather time consuming.
There are as many variations of this dish as there are original family recipes and Continue Reading Affogato
Affogato al Caffe literally means drowned in coffee. This Italian combination of vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso is a quick and easy dessert that will satisfy your guests sweet tooth as well as their caffeine fix.
You Continue Reading Anise Biscotti
Italians LOVE their biscotti! We eat them for breakfast, for a mid-day snack with a cappuccino (my personal favorite) or dunked into the local Vin Santo, a sweet dessert wine.
Biscotti, pronounced "bee SKOAT tee" is plural for biscotto, Continue Reading Sicilian Christmas Cookies - The Cuccidati Story
Cuccidati are Sicilian Christmas cookies. Every year for as long as I can remember, my grandmother made these delicious biscotti.
On Christmas Eve, my two brothers and sister and I would get to open one present. It was a pair Continue Reading