Monthly Archives: January 2012

Torta della Nonna

The holidays were over a month ago, and since then we’ve dutifully refrained from sweets in favor of healthy meals and modest portions.  But 5 weeks is enough, right? When we saw the recipe for Torta della Nonna in this … Continue reading

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Pollo alla cacciatora

Pollo alla cacciatora, a.k.a. chicken cacciatore, is perhaps one of the most commonly mistreated Italian dishes outside of Italy. Once, while visiting the States when we still lived in Italy, Stefano saw “Chicken Cacciatore” on the menu of a restaurant.  … Continue reading

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Calamari con piselli

Thank goodness for seafood! With the holidays behind us, it’s time to lighten up, eat healthier and drop the pounds we probably added over the last month or two.  But, it’s still cold outside, the days are short and Sunday … Continue reading

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Lasagne alla bolognese

In Rome, Stefano’s mom makes lasagne for special occasions, holiday meals, and Sunday afternoon family gatherings.  She uses her homemade pasta, which makes it extra special.  Unlike in America, where lasagna tends to be a bit over-worked, authentic Italian lasagne … Continue reading

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