Tag Archives: sicilian

Holiday Cookies and Candies

I haven’t had the time in the last two years to post many new recipes. My job as an elementary school teacher and my second job as a mom of two makes it pretty tough to carve our the time … Continue reading

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Creamy Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

My list of vegan recipes is slowly growing longer! This dish is based on a favorite of my husband’s from one of our trips to Sicily. Nuts of all kinds are used in Sicilian cooking, and the basil pesto that … Continue reading

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Sicilian Almond Cookies

Anything almond flavored is nostalgic for me.  The smell of almond extract transports me back to my childhood summer visits to Sicily.  Once, when visiting my Nonna’s house in Siracusa, my dad arrived with a platter of bakery-bought almond cookies.  … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Hands down, my family’s favorite holiday cookie! Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and … Continue reading

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Pasta Fagioli

Sicilian pasta fagioli (pasta soup with beans) is very, very simple. It is peasant food at it’s best.  You don’t complicate it with a bunch of extra veggies.  Some carrots, maybe.  This soup is all about the flavor of the … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Hands down, my family’s favorite holiday cookie! Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and … Continue reading

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Italian Seafood Stew or Frutti Di Mare

We are so happy to welcome Portland Fish Market to our neighborhood! I’ve been in several times over the last few weeks and I am so thrilled with the quality and variety.  The clams! So so good.  You MUST have … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and a bit crisp around the edges.  In … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Beets and Sicilian Greens

Quick Pickled Beets and Sicilian Greens Here are two side dishes that are fast and versatile.  I saw these gorgeous golden beets at the market today and had to take them home.  For the Sicilian Greens I used the beet greens (not … Continue reading

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Two Super Sides: Quick Pickled Beets and Sicilian Greens

     Quick Pickled Beets and Sicilian Greens Here are two side dishes that are fast and versatile.  I saw these gorgeous golden beets at the market today and had to take them home.  For the Sicilian Greens I used the beet greens … Continue reading

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