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Ciao and welcome! As any good Italian knows, fantastic food is at the heart of our culture. In this section of my blog, I hope to share some of my nonna’s most treasured cucina traditions with you.

30 Authentic Italian Dessert Recipes

The Italian food adventure is an endless journey, and one of the best parts of this journey definitely includes Italian dessert recipes! Italian cuisine is distinguished worldwide for the recipes our grandmothers and mothers have handed down from generation to generation for decades. Some of the best parts of these recipes that have been handed down are definitely the …

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Italian Soffritto: A Flavorful Culinary Staple

In traditional Italian cooking, one essential ingredient forms the flavorful foundation of many traditional dishes: soffritto.  This aromatic mixture of finely diced vegetables and fat is used as a base in countless Italian recipes, adding depth, richness, and complexity to dishes. What Is Italian Soffritto? Soffritto, derived from the Italian word “soffriggere,” meaning “to lightly …

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Creamy Italian Pink Sauce Pasta Recipe

This Italian pink sauce recipe comes together in under 30 minutes with little effort. It is a delicious and easy-to-make tomato cream sauce that the whole family will love. What is Italian Pink Sauce? Italian Pink Sauce, Rose Sauce, or Parma Rosa Sauce is a creamy tomato sauce combining tomato and cream. It gets its …

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Quick Pasta Dinner Ideas for Busy Weeknights

When it comes to easy, flavorful home-cooked meals, few cuisines rival Italian pasta. Pasta, in particular, lends itself to many quick and satisfying recipes that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.  Whether you’re short on time or want a hassle-free, easy weeknight dinner, these quick pasta dinner ideas have you covered.  You can quickly whip up …

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Italian Lentil Soup Recipe for the New Year

Italian lentil soup is a comforting, hearty soup that’s easy to throw together and the perfect way to jump-start your new year or enjoy it on a cold winter day. Why do Italians Eat Lentil on New Year’s Eve? One tradition that has always stuck with me is the Italian custom of eating” “zuppa di lenticchie” …

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Italian Side Dishes for Christmas: 35 Authentic Recipes

If you’re planning an Italian Christmas Eve dinner or looking to add some Italian food to your Christmas feast, try out these 35 delicious Italian side dishes for Christmas that are sure to elevate your spread. These recipes represent the best Italian cuisine, from classic salads to veggie sides. The holidays are a time to …

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Italian Seafood Recipes for the Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a cherished tradition synonymous with an authentic Italian American Christmas celebration.  While few Sicilians in Italy may recall this holiday tradition, it has been kept alive and passed down through generations of Italian-American families.  The Feast of the Seven Fishes tradition is to eat at least 7 fish dishes on the evening …

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