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Lisa’s Lemony Italian Chicken

This recipe is an easy, relatively quick Sunday Dinner recipe. It was a staple that Lisa made for her hungry children as they were growing up. While her children loved the comfort of the chicken and the orzo, Lisa was happy because the sauce has one of her favorite ingredients- lemons! Making this recipe always reminds Lisa of her visits to Sorrento, where lemons are plentiful! You can watch Lisa make this recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here.
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Lisa’s Short Ribs in Tomato Sauce

Italian-Americans love short ribs and Lisa is no exception! Short ribs are incredibly flavorful, versatile, and they are also not expensive. If you’re craving a Sunday Dinner with meat sauce, this recipe is sure to satisfy! While you’re cooking pour yourself a glass of the red wine in the recipe, and toast all those wonderful Italian-American ancestors who cooked this recipe before you did! Buon Appetito! You can watch Lisa make this recipe on the Lisa’s
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Sicilian Rolled Peppers

Sicilian rolled peppers are a classic Italian appetizer that I’ve always served at my dinner parties. It’s what I like to call agrodolce- a sweet/savory taste that is so typical of the Western part of the Sicilian island where my maternal grandmother’s family came from. It’s also a great excuse to satisfy your craving for imported Italian tuna! I always think of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and Tyrrhennian Sea when I eat this appetizer, and of the
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Lisa’s Sunday Gravy

Most Italian-Americans emigrated from the southern regions of Italy: Campania, Basilicata, Reggio-Calabria, and Sicily. My family was no exception! My mother’s family is from Campania and Sicily, while my father’s family is from Campania. Regardless of the region of origin, when you became an Italian-American, a Southern Italian immigrant trying to make it in America, there was one thing that united (and still unites!) us all: “Sunday Gravy”. The name
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Lisa’s Italian-American Pot Roast

Italian-American Pot Roast has incredibly layered flavors- the carrots, celery, tomato paste and beef bouillon create an incredibly rich juice. Lisa makes this for Super Bowl Sunday, but it’s also great for Sundays in winter or fall! Watch Lisa make this recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here.
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Sanremo Menus

Sanremo is the annual music festival in Italy. You can read a history of it here. Some Americans have called it “Italy’s American Idol”. Sacrilege! Don’t ever say that to your Italian friends! The Sanremo Festival is a festival of song and rewards the best songwriter and artist. The Italian music scene is known for its celebration of cantautori, singer songwriters, and the craftsmanship and talent that goes in to songwriting is a central part of the
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Lisa’s Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes are an excellent side dish, or contorno, as Lisa calls them, with the Italian word, in her Sunday Dinner menus. The Besciamella Sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano, and spinach make them absolutely delicious too. Lisa first discovered these recipes while visiting Emilia-Romagna and staying with family friends as a child. If you’re following the Girl Dinner craze (or, as Lisa and her daughter like to call it “apericena”), these stuffed tomatoes make
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Lisa’s Tuscan Pot Roast

This classic Tuscan Pot Roast (known as Stracotto, which literally means “overcooked”) is found all over Tuscany in small trattorie. It’s delicious and will satisfy anyone’s hunger, especially on a cold Sunday afternoon in winter. Except, perhaps a hunger for more Tuscan Pot Roast! The porcini mushrooms in this dish add depth and texture, giving the gravy a true richness.
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Lisa’s Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is rustic Italian cooking at its most satisfying. Any extra sauce can be frozen and used another day. It’s one of those secondi that Lisa loves because it brings back memories of being with her children in the Tuscan countryside, watching Italian hunters on their way to the caccia (the hunt). Watch Lisa make the full recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here.
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