This is a very special recipe for me because it took me years to be able to make a nice Italian loaf of bread from scratch with all the kneading like my grandma Salerno did. This is honestly the best bread I’ve ever had! I have spent a lot of special care trying to spell out all the details for this special bread! Yeah, you could just go to the store and pay a couple of dollar for a fresh loaf, but there is something magical and therapeutic working with the dough and the yeast. Quite wonderful really!
This is also a special recipe that took a long time to perfect. The key to good lasagna is a good sauce to go with it! This dish never gets old!
This recipe is very special indeed. It’s what started me along the path of making this website and it required the most detail of any of the recipes on this site! Just to end any arguments…. yes, my grandparents did call this Sunday Gravy. It seems to be a New England thing. If you grew up in that part of the United States, it was called gravy. I grew up in Massachusetts, so it was gravy. This recipe covers all the details of making this all-day recipe. It required lots of patience and love. I have spent decades getting all the details just right. It takes a long time to get all those grandma secrets worked out. My Italian grandmother had some written recipes but they are vague to say the least, with special directions like, cook until done, and add “some” sugar, etc… The Italian way is you put, you taste, you put some more and you just know!
* I have created this special page that covers a very special Meatball grandma tip!
How To Use The Salt Pork with the Meatballs
This is a special recipe because it required making homemade pasta which is always amazing! Fresh pasta is something quite wonderful. But fresh pasta with Ricotta Cheese Filling is even better!
This is really Italian cheese cake. This is yet another special Italian dish that only comes out during Christmas time! The ricotta cheese is what makes this special! There are two recipes that mean Christmas to me. Anisette Cookies and this Riccotta cheese pie! Well, wait a minute. There are three recipes that mean Christmas, I forgot to mention the Lasagna!
This is another recipe that requires making the homemade Italian Bread. Fresh Italian bread stuffed with Mozzarella cheese, Italian cured meats and peppers. YUM!
This is a recipe that actually required a lesson on how to eat it. There is a technique for getting everything you can out of the stuffed artichokes! This is a delicious treat and nothing to be scared of 😉 Ha! It’s actually pretty fun to make.
A simple appetizer hat is perfect to use up your fresh produce from the garden. The combination of zucchini, tomato, onions, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese is wonderful together!