Archive | February, 2016

Stuffed Meatloaf

This delectable Sicilian style meatloaf is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, ham, and hardboiled egg and then covered with tomato sauce.  You can skip out on the hardboiled egg if you like but it wouldn’t be considered a proper Sicilian meatloaf without it.  It is my variation of my grandmother’s recipe.  If you’re like me – […]

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Sicilian Sweet and Sour Zucchini

Sicilian Sweet and Sour Zucchini: Zucchini Agrodulce

Agrodulce means sweet and sour.  Zucchini Agrodulce is zucchini sautéed in olive oil with onions, mint, and a sweet and sour sauce.  Sometimes garlic is also added but I prefer not to use garlic. Vinegar, an essential ingredient in the Sicilian kitchen, is used to flavor many dishes.  Although it may seem that adding vinegar […]

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Braised Chicken with Potatoes and White Wine

Here is another recipe to add to your “comfort food” repertoire. Chicken, potatoes, and celery are braised in a delicious white wine sauce seasoned with garlic, parsley, and bay leaves It is a simple one-dish meal that my mother would sometimes make.  On one memorable occasion, she made it using squab.  It was so sublime, I […]

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Sesame Seed Cookies: Biscotti Reginelle

The name of these cookies, Biscotti Reginelle or Biscotti Regina (Queen’s Cookies) implies that they are fit for a queen.  While humble in appearance they are in fact regal in flavor.  Let me just warn you that eating just one is not enough.  These are one of my favorite cookies and when I make them, […]

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