Mama Carmela’s Napolitana e Siciliano Easter Egg Lasagna

This is a quick and easy version of my Mama Carmela’s famous Easter Lasagna. The addition of hard-boiled eggs and sliced meatballs were influenced by her northern Italian background and make this dish extra delicious and one of a kind! I’ve adapted her recipe and made it “today” friendly for ease of preparation by using […]

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Easter Side Suggestion: Tartiflette ~The Chef Mimi Blog

Years ago our family was travelling through Eastern France, and we stopped in the beautiful town of Annecy for lunch and a stroll. We were in Annecy-le-Vieux, the old part of town and we randomly chose a restaurant at which to have lunch. Our restaurant was one of the ones on the right side of […]…

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Easter Sweets! Double Chocolate Nest Cupcakes ~Art and Soul

Spring is officially here. Why not celebrate with chocolate nest cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and chocolate eggs? (Unless you’ve given up chocolate for Lent, in which case I apologise. Perhaps save this recipe to use in a few weeks’ time?) In my family this recipe is known as “THE” chocolate cake recipe. I think my […]…

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Easter Salad Suggestion: Sweet Strawberry Salad ~SnapShotsInCursive

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? All the Buzz: Sweet Strawberry Salad! Whenever you feel the need to change things up a bit from your ordinary salad, think strawberries! Did you know the strawberry is actually a cousin to the rose family? Truth. In history, they represent love, purity, and perfection. Hmmm. And of course, everyone […]…

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Easter Bunny Bark ~Home is Where the Boat Is

I’m Hopping Down the Bunny Trail with an easy, no-bake treat for Easter, guaranteed to satisfy everybunny’s sweet tooth! This is a quick and easy treat to fill your Easter baskets and one that little bunnies would enjoy help making. I used Annie’s Bunny Grahams for this Easter Bunny Bark. I found the bunny grahams […]…

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Easter Pie Suggestion: Italian Ricotta Rice Pie

This is a re-post from Easter, but I simply had to include this highly unusual masterpiece during our Pie week this week. It’s SO worthy of a re-post. Everyone and I mean everyone I serve it to always asks me for the recipe. It’s that good! This Ricotta Rice pie recipe of my Mama Carmela’s […]

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Braided Easter Ham Pepperoni & Cheese Bread with Tutorial

  My Mama always made this tasty bread for every religious holiday and if we begged, sometimes in between. Mom used to buy pounds of aged meats and cheeses and painstakingly cube every bit. Then she would mix fresh beaten eggs and finely grated Parmesan and fill and roll, what seemed like dozens, of loaves. […]

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Easter Salad Suggestion:Tuscan Panzanella-Italian Bread Salad

This week we will be exploring the wonders of salad–standalone, sandwich fillers, ethnic-based, potato packed and even an unusual, colorful veggie cornucopia! Today, I’m starting out with an old world,  Italian, family favorite-Panzanella. This fresh, colorful spring and summertime salad offers an incredible and flavorful marriage of tastes–savory, salty, tangy, pungent and sweet. You may […]

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Easter Appetizer: Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Crostini ~Bishcotti

Isn’t it funny that a piece of toast can fancy up a meal? It’s just the right finishing touch to a hot, steamy cioppino, or the perfect partner to a thick, creamy soup. Toast goes beyond an indulgent breakfast–it’s a snack at any time, a party appetizer, and a dinner pairing. Just think bruschetta with…

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Easter Side Dish: Hasselback Au Gratin Potatoes ~Frugal Hausfrau

I have a little secret. I’ve been holding out on you. See, I’ve been making these Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes for months now and never posted them. They’re amazing, they’re gorgeous and they’re amazing. Oh, I said that already. Well, I can’t say it enough. via Hasselback au Gratin Potatoes — Frugal Hausfrau

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Easter Breakfast Idea: Breakfast Bagel Bake ~Life Just Happens

This is a great breakfast casserole for the holidays or a brunch. You make it the night before and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Just throw the dish in the oven the next morning. Serve with some fruit and some muffins or danish, mimosas and some coffee. In no time you have brunch. […]…

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