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Lisa’s Baked Apples in Puff Pastry

Lisa has been making her baked apples since she was in high school. The recipe was taught to her by one of her favorite Italian cousins. She particularly loves this dessert in the fall, when the apples are crisp. Crisp apples are a perfect accompaniment to an autumn dinner like
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Lisa’s Plum Upside Down Cake

One of the most iconic and romantic moments of Italian-American cinema is when Al Pacino, as Michael Corleone, meets Apollonia Vitelli, the love of his life, in the Sicilian countryside. After this “colpo di fulmine”, as the Italians call it, Michael and his
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Lisa’s Pear and Date Strudel

Dates are a fruit that grow in arid climates, which is one of the reasons they are so popular in Sicily and other areas of Southern Italy. They also grow in Southern California! In fact, dates are the fruit that make Lisa think the most of her grandmother, Catherine Lione.
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