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The cassata siciliana consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream. It is covered with a shell of marzipan, pink and green pastel colored icing, and decorative designs.
A timballo is an Italian molded dish, typically of pasta or rice, with a filling of meat or vegetables. Although there are many versions of timballo Siciliano, it’s typically a pasta dish containing eggplant, similar to Greek moussaka. The name timballo (like the French timbale) derives from an ancient percussion instrument, the drum or tympanum, so by analogy, a cylindrical mold. It probably began with Middle Eastern or Mediterranean meat-filled pies.
Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns. Cooking to medium, this succulent cut of beef will bring back memories of bar-b-queue’s on the beach, friendly gatherings at the end of a summer day. A dry port or burgundy wine, or a tall frosty stein of your favorite beer is called for here, while new memories are being created. Enjoy my friends!
My own personal recipe for Crusty Italian Bread. You may or may not add sesame seeds on top. Italian bread – Perhaps a bit closer to French bread in composition and appearance, American “Italian bread” is a lean white bread, often braided and covered in sesame seeds, with a thin but usually crisp crust and a soft crumb. American “Italian bread” does not particularly resemble many traditional Italian bread forms, but is very popular in both loaf form and roll form, where it is often closely associated with sandwich making.
A delicious pea soup recipe with ham and seasonings. This tasty soup provides a hearty meal that includes meat and vegetables in one dish. It is great topped with croutons or served with a slice of your favorite bread. Green or yellow dried split peas can be used with this recipe.
Fried Mac and Cheese squares This is not your ordinary appetizer! Make a fresh recipe of macaroni and cheese or use leftovers. Either way, it’s an appetizer that will have everyone talking. As if macaroni and cheese wasn’t fattening enough already!!! lol! It really is worth it though! I know the recipe says to put directly [...]
This is a tasty filling meal that will satisfy everyone at your dinner table! Creamy cheesy potatoes, fried fish, and a cold beer what more could anyone want?
Turnips and Brussels sprouts are in season. Take advantage!
This one-dish recipe has options many for meals to come especially left-overs. Make and serve now and reserve some to store and reheat. Look for dried French green lentils (Puy lentils), with packages of other lentil varieties in the dried bean section of supermarkets.
Here is a fresh twist on a classic pasta recipe. Canned clams and a pint of cherry tomatoes make this quick dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from The Two Guys from Italy Italian Restaurant. The fresh clams and herbs give this dish a lovely flavor. Very good served with a fresh green salad and some crusty bread