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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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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
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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 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 Boscaiola Sauce

Boscaiola sauce is very typical in the Chianti region of Tuscany. While typically an autumn dish, it’s also great to serve during the holiday season in the United States! Boscaiola sauce contains a variety of mushrooms, which, when paired with the tomato and cream sauce,
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Lisa’s 20 minute Bolognese Sauce: A Quick Answer to What’s for Sunday Dinner?

We’ve all been there- it’s Sunday, you (and your family and friends!) are hungry. But because you’ve been racing around all day, you haven’t had time to make anything, let alone a meat sauce that everyone craves and would love. The answer? Lisa’s 20
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Lisa’s Amatriciana

Pasta all’Amatriciana is a delicious spicy tomato sauce with a twist: pancetta (smoky flavored bacon), crushed red pepper, and tomatoes. It is named for its place of origin, as are many pasta dishes in Italy. In this case it is the town of Amatrice, in the region of Lazio,
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Lisa’s Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma
In all of Italy, but especially in Sicily, eggplant is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. You never tire of this versatile vegetable because there are so many interesting ways to prepare it! Plus, for those vegetarians out there, eggplant can be a staple, like a meat! Pasta alla
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