Zuppa Inglese Mama’s Italian Cream Rum Dessert Cake

Zuppa Inglese is an Italian cream rum cake or dessert that requires no baking. It is wonderfully rich, easy and delicious! And the presentation, in a trifle bowl, is really quite lovely and impressive! My Mama prepared it for special occasions & I have adapted it for modern tastes. I am going against the grain […]

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Mother’s Day Entree Idea: Chicken Marsala ~Uncustomary Housewife

This dish is perfect for family or company! It could easily be the focus of a romantic meal for two, or the talk of a dinner party with friends… and it’s pretty darn easy to make! My husband frequently orders Chicken Marsala in restaurants, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe in a…

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Idea: Tea Doughnuts ~What’s For Dinner Moms?

I love recipes like this. This recipe was given to me by mother who wrote it down from my grandmother (her mother-in-law). It has her abbreviations and no real instructions because, well, everyone just knows how to cook right? I love my mother’s recipe cards. They are stained and bent in places. The ones that […]…

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Celebrate National Pretzel Day! Pretzel’s Past & An Amazing Soft Pretzel Recipe

Did you know that the twists in pretzels are meant to look like arms crossed in prayer? See the resemblance? Twins!  According to Folklore, pretzels were created by a monk around 610 in Italy. According to The History of Science and Technology, the monk baked strips of dough that he folded into a shape resembling […]

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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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