Saturday, January 2, 2021

Best Italian American Christmas Food Scenes

Happy New Year! Buon Anno everyone!  Here are a few Italian American food scenes I captured over the last week, check out my Instagram account too for some daily food pics of dinners, food and scenes.   What did you make this past holiday, what traditional dishes are you still making and keeping alive for your family traditions? 

Baileys Irish Creme Holiday Cordial
Baileys Irish Cream Cordial - My favorite cordial is a great Irish creme, we spread the love of our international Irish friends. 

Arugual Pizza
Arugula Pizza with Truffle Oil from Porta Pizza in Asbury Park, N.J. 

Pesto (basil leaves with garlic, olive oil blended in my mini) then sautéed over a low flame with #glutenfree pasta and stuffed #mushrooms with #glutenfree bread crumbs, garlic, and salt with olive oil drizzled and then cooked in the air fryer till crispy. 🍄 🍝 🌿 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Italian Christmas Short Bread Cookies Recipe!

 The Italian Shortbread Cookie Recipe is back by demand.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

It's Time for the Best Italian Cookie Recipes!

It's that time of year when I share and re-share the best traditional Italian cookie recipes from years past to now. These are all family recipes, we may film new cookie recipes this year as the kids have gotten older and there are always new requests and variations. 

Here's the second variation, this is my sister's recipe: 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Italian American Authors and Italian Themed Books 2020 List

Italian American Themed Books and Authors
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Back in 2009 I started this post with the latest Italian American authors and Italian themed books due to the large amount of inquiries I was receiving to either review or give recommendations.  I thought what better way to help support our community than creating a top list of Italian themed book and Italian American authors. Click on each of the books to get more information to the individual books. 

-Cafe Firenze- Fabio Viviani & Jacapo Falleni

-The Youngest Son- Oreste Leroy Salerni
-Secrets From My Tuscan Kitchen --Judy Witts Francini

-Con Amore- Janice Therese Mancuso

-La Bella Lingua- Dianne Hales

-Never Trust A Thin Cook-- Eric Dregni

-The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken- Laura Schenone

-Old World Daughter New World Mother-- Maria Laurino

-Midnight in Rome-- Michael H. Gyulai

-Harlot's Sauce-- Patricia Volonakis Davis

-My Cousin The Saint- Justin Catanoso

-Searching for Pemberley and The Second Date--Mary Lydon Simonsen

-Italian Heritage Books- By Leon J. Radomile

-101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle: A Cheeky Book with Tidbits of Advice for a Glamorous Lifestyle -- Dawn Del Russo

-Gravy Wars: By Lorraine Ranalli

If you are an Italian American author and would like to be included on this list, please send an email an to - Also, if you are on this list from 2009, and would like something updated, please also send an email. 

Thank you.