ZEPPOLE: St. Joseph’s Day Cream Puffs

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This is an excellent dish for vegetarians (who eat dairy), and can be served with a big green salad.

This is a wonderful Italian Banana torta (cake).

The flavor of banana mixed with lemon, oatmeal and allspice; and then a filling of yogurt and finely chopped banana spread between the layers is so very scrumptious…..

This version of traditional meatballs, made with eggplant rather than meat, is a typical Italian appetizer and is quite easy to prepare.

This Italian Chocolate Mousse recipe is great for the holiday or that occasion where you just need chocolate.

If you like Italian ricotta pastries,try this amazing recipe. Servings:4 INGREDIENTS: 7 oz all-purpose flour 1 ¾ oz potato starch 3 ½ oz sugar 3 ½ oz butter 1 egg 1 pinch cinnamon   FOR FILLING ⅝ lb ricotta cheese 3 ½ oz sugar 1 egg yolk lemon zest, grated   FOR CREAM 2 cups milk 2 eggs 5 oz sugar 1 oz all-purpose flour lemon zest ½ stick vanilla PREPARATION: Prepare the dough by mixing together all of the …

“Wedding Soup” may seem to imply that the soup was customary at Italian weddings; couldn’t be further from the truth.

The name actually is derived from the phrase “minestra maritata” translates as “married soup”, referring to the fact that this is a bringing together of a variety of available greens and meats.

One that evokes childhood memories of my mother’s cooking. 

Pastina Chicken Soup brings back precious Italian childhood memories in her cucina.

Stuffed cabbage has been a staple of Jewish cooking since the fourteenth century, when it was introduced in Russia by Tartars.

There are an infinity of recipes for it, both Eastern European and Middle Eastern; ours, in a sweet-and-sour sauce, is of Polish derivation.

The original piccata is a thin slice of meat quickly sautéed and sprinkled with fresh lemon juice. 

The word “piccata” means to prick, because the tangy taste of lemon used in the piccata, gives the tongue that characteristic pungent taste.