Month: March 2015

Carpaccio

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  Carpaccio is a very simple Italian starter. Traditionally, it is made with thinly sliced high quality raw sirloin. This delightfully different appetizer is topped with arugula and shaved Parmesan,…

Pan-Fried Chicken Cutlets

  Do you ever find yourself preparing a recipe your mother or grandmother used to make, wondering (but never questioning) why she did this or that? This chicken dish is…

Almond Cookies

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  In Sicily, these flour-less, macaroon-like morsels are known as cassettine. Requiring only a few ingredients, they are quick to put together and just in time for Saint Joseph’s Day (March…

Sfinci di San Giuseppe

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  Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) is not only the patron saint of Sicily, but he is also the patron saint of pastry cooks. The Feast of San Giuseppe (March 19th)…

Pasta con le Sarde

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  Of all the delicious dishes (dolci excluded) I have enjoyed in Sicily, my most memorable meal is Pasta con le Sarde. My mother and I were vacationing in Italy.…

Brussels Sprouts Bruschetta

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  Anyone who knows me well, will tell you that this is a favorite breakfast of mine. Once a week, I roast a pound or two of these little cruciferous…
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