Easter

A Lenten Prayer

  Loving God, During the sacred season of lent, bring me closer to you. Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may…
Picnic

Easter Monday

  Easter Monday, known as la Pasquetta in Italy, literally means little Easter. It is also known as ‘Lunedì dell’Angelo‘ (‘Monday of the Angel’) – the day to remember the…
Sicilian Cannoli

Sicilian Cannoli

  I remember the cannoli my grandmother used to make and I am so very grateful that I have her “handwritten recipe” for this iconic Sicilian sweet treat. I use…
Holy Week

Holy Week

  During Holy Week, we enter into Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. This is known as the Pasqual Mysteries. We not only commemorate the important events of our salvation in…
Cuccidati Crostata

Cuccidati Crostata

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  Every year it seems our stash of Sicilian Christmas cookies are gone way too soon. So, this past Christmas, I saved some of the filling to make another small…

Baked Lamb & Potatoes

  For many, lamb is a seasonal favorite. The rosemary and lemon (a classic combination) permeate the lamb chops and flavor the potatoes at the same time. This is an…

Crostata di Ricotta (Easter Pie)

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  “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi voui” Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you please. This old Italian saying sings the truth. Colorful, flavorful and full of…

Buona Pasqua!

    Cari Amici, A few of my favorite dessert recipes for this special holiday include; Easter Bunny Cake, Crostata di Ricotta, Spring Cupcakes, Pignoli and of course anything with Cannoli…

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Easter Bunny Cake

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  Many years ago, when my son Joe was just a little boy, we spent Easter in the California Sierra’s. We have a cabin surrounded by sugar and ponderosa pine…

Spring Cupcakes

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  Who among us doesn’t love a good cupcake? Apparently not too many based on the number of cupcake shops popping up around town. Have you seen the program Cupcake…
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