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Lisa’s Ooey-Gooey Mushroom Lasagne

This is a wonderful recipe for rich, decadent Northern Italian lasagne! Full of creamy, velvety Besciamella sauce, sautéed mushrooms, and delicious Fontina and Parmigiano cheeses. While this is a perfect dish to serve in the Fall, it’s also wonderful to serve in the Spring,
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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 Veal Marsala

  Veal Marsala is one of those classic Italian recipes that never goes out of style, and is always with you, both as a delicious dish and as one that can solve all your last minute dinner needs in a pinch! Lisa has so many memories of walking in from work to a group of
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Lisa’s Authentic Italian Braciole Recipe

Today, I share an authentic Italian braciole recipe that was handed down to me from my Sicilian grandmother. I remember spending many Sundays with my Nana making her delicious braciole together. Not only does her authentic Italian braciole recipe go perfectly with my Lisa’s
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Healthy Italian Appetizers: An Italian Tagliere Feast

LIK Healthy Italian Appetizers - Tagliere
  As I’ve mentioned before, one of our favorite Sunday Dinner traditions at Casa Caponigri is aperitivo and apericena. The Italian, Mediterranean diet offers so many options for healthy Italian appetizers – from cheeses to cured meats or dried fruits, to crostini
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Holiday Sunday Dinner: Lisa’s Classic Italian Gnocchi Recipe

Gnocchi Holiday Dinner Idea
One of my family’s favorite ideas for Sunday Dinner is gnocchi. When my children were younger we would always reserve gnocchi, and it would be an all-day family affair. Now, you might be thinking,  ‘Gnocchi?! Isn’t that ridiculously hard to make?’ The answer is, no!
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Pranzo di Ferragosto – Five Course Meal

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One of the biggest cultural differences between the U.S. and Italy is the month of August. While Americans take their children back to school, college students move into dorms and we’re at work, Italians shut down their offices – some for the whole month! During that
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Peperoni Arrostiti con Uova in Carozza

LIK Peperoni Arrostiti Con Uova in Carozza - Pranzo di Ferragosto
Peperoni Arrostiti Con Uova in Carozza – or eggs in a basket with roasted peppers – is a popular dish enjoyed by Italy and most of Europe. Though a simple meal, my recipe for Peperoni Arrostiti Con Uova in Carozza is a sure-fire hit for the family at any time of day! Explore a
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