Category Archives: authentic Italian

celebrating my beautiful mother

There’s no one like my mother. No one who knows me more, whom could ever love me the way that she loves me. No one has sacrificed more for me. Her example is one of the main reasons why I am who I am. It took me a while and a lot of growing up, to […]

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authentic-Italian sponge cake

This recipe takes me back to my childhood. Being raised as a first-generation American in a great big Italian family, meant there were many old-country recipes being cooked and baked around me at all times. If it’s possible to duplicate or enjoy the past, to bring back good memories and authentic flavors, then I’m all in. I […]

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roasted garbanzo beans

There are so many reasons why I love roasted garbanzo beans: they are super versatile, easy to prepare, delicious and healthy.  This superfood is an awesome protein-packed, nut alternative. Above all, they remind me of my Nonna. During Lent, my Italian grandmother would take some from her apron pocket and put them in my hand […]

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bacon amore focaccia

I love the traditions and recipes that my mom has passed down to me. I want to hold onto all of the beautiful Italian culture that she has to share, so that my children and their children can continue in her footsteps. The trick to getting detailed recipes from a woman who has been in […]

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