Italy’s Easter Eggs & Easter Friday

In Italy, there are no Easter egg hunts, no marshmallow Peeps and definitely no jelly beans. Instead, there are chocolate eggs — massive, elaborately decorated, beautifully wrapped chocolate Easter eggs that fill shop windows across the country. The sweet treats are considered Italians’ food gift of choice at this time of year; each one comes…

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Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe & a little history

The sweetest tradition of Mardi Gras is the vibrant, multi-colored King Cake. Officially, Mardi Gras isn’t until Tuesday February 9th of this year. However, my intention of posting this recipe early is to prepare y’all to gather up the fixins prior to. Staying true to Mardi Gras culinary tradition one must bake and serve this…

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Dia de los Muertos & All Souls All Saints Celebrations

Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones….

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Crunchy Bacon Southern Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t love crispy, juicy Southern Fried Chicken? And now with bacon added for depth of flavor without overpowering! The coating adheres to chicken pieces perfectly and is filled with the flavors of the Deep South! Serve alongside potato or macaroni salad and a nice ear of corn. Perfect for picnics too because this bird…

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What Does Easter Represent To You?

Massive Chocolate eggs, filled with treasures and sweet secrets… Source: washingtonian.com “Torta Pasqualina” Source: trendalert.it Torta Pasqualina was originally produced as an Easter pie around 1400 in Genova, Italy. The name itself comes from “Pasqua”, the Italian word for Easter. Traditionally, the pie was prepared using 33 thin layers of phyllo dough–in honor of Jesus’ age when he was…

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Italy’s Easter Eggs and Italia’s Easter Friday

  In Italy, there are no Easter egg hunts, no marshmallow Peeps and definitely no jelly beans. Instead, there are chocolate eggs — massive, elaborately decorated, beautifully wrapped chocolate Easter eggs that fill shop windows across the country. The sweet treats are considered Italians’ food gift of choice at this time of year; each one…

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“Festa della Primavera” The Taste of Italian Spring!

  Spring and summer offer the most stunning flower festivals in Italy. Today, on March 21st the celebration “Festa della Primavera” offer guests, of most every town in Italy, streets covered with gorgeous, multicolored flowers, regional fare made to resemble flowers and some actually made of flowers themselves. While visitors and townspeople alike stroll and…

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