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Italian inspired BBQ back ribs (recipe)

Italian inspired BBQ back ribs (recipe)

In my part of Canada, nothing says Summer, like firing up the BBQ and grilling back ribs! With a few side dishes and corn on the cob, this is summer on a plate! This recipe has been adapted from my “Italian marinated flank steak “ recipe, found in my cookbook,...

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What Italian’s crave…Pasta al Pomodoro! (recipe)

What Italian’s crave…Pasta al Pomodoro! (recipe)

I grew up in an Italian Canadian household and if we were ever strapped for time to get dinner on the table quickly, the “go to” was usually “Pasta al pomodoro”. This simply translates to “Pasta with tomatoes”. If there is one dish known throughout Italy, regardless...

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Easter memories… Italian sweet bread! (recipe)

Easter memories… Italian sweet bread! (recipe)

It is Easter week and not only does that mean planning family dinners and egg hunts, it means making traditional, Italian Easter bread at my house! I have fond memories of my Aunt Nancy, my mom's sister, baking them for each of the extended families and this was no...

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Count down to “La Vigilia” … Christmas Eve…!  (recipe)

Count down to “La Vigilia” … Christmas Eve…! (recipe)

Christmas Eve was a big deal in my childhood home! Being Southern Italian, it meant a few things... savory, potato zeppole (plain or with anchovies), a HUGE seafood, multi-course dinner, Tombola  (Italian style bingo) at my Nonna's house with my extended family,...

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Italian inspired, Sticky Buns…for Mom! (recipe)

Italian inspired, Sticky Buns…for Mom! (recipe)

This Sunday is Mother's Day and mothers will be treated extra special! I can say that nothing pleases me more than when someone does the cooking for me on Mother's Day! When my children were little, I often got "Breakfast in Bed" for Mother's Day. This was always...

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