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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-
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lisa’s Classic Sicilian Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is full of nutrients and delicious! This is Catherine Lione (Lisa’s grandmother’s!) recipe and it originates from Sicily, where Lisa’s Nana (as she was lovingly called!) was from. Lentil soup is a hearty soup that is excellent in the winter months
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Lisa’s Famous Sherry Mushroom Soup

Lisa is known for her mushroom soup, which she first made in college. This recipe was inspired by both Tuscany and adds a Piemontese touch- sherry, which gives this wonderful, creamy mushroom soup a velvety texture and a rich, warm taste! It’s perfect for this week between
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Lisa’s Italian Parfaits with Espresso

As my children always tease me, “Mom please, not another parfait!” I confess, I’m a bit obsessed with this dessert! It’s just so versatile and easy, and you can vary it as you like- switch out the amaretto cookies for cantuccini, substitute espresso with
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Lisa’s Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This dish is all about fresh flavors- the variety of tomatoes, garlic, thyme, Parmigiano Reggiano, and extra virgin olive oil. Roasting accentuates the sweetness of the tomatoes and transforms the garlic cloves into savory softness. It makes a wonderful bed of vegetables under
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Lisa’s Mom’s Rum Cake

Lisa’s father’s favorite dessert was her mother’s Rum Cake. He was forever asking her when she was making it again! Those of us who are Italian-American know that we have a strange love affair with rum. It mysteriously appears in a number of our desserts! (And
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