Simplest Italian Snack Ever

Are you looking for a simple and healthy snack you can prepare at a moment’s notice? Oil on bread has long been the standard go-to snack in Italian kitchens. (Especially before the advent of unhealthy junk food.) It’s so tasty as a midnight snack, after school, or at any time! And all you need is fresh Italian bread and a bit of extra-virgin olive oil!

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Pesto Sauce alla Genovese

This delicious pasta sauce is almost a symbol of Genoa, the Ligurian city where it originated. Simple and with few ingredients, it makes an excellent condiment for the warm weather months. And it’s not limited to just pasta. Try it on chicken, meat, cooked fresh green beans, a tomato salad, or as a risotto. And here in Italy, many places even serve pesto pizza!

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

This delicious Italian favorite originated in the Appenine hills of the Lazio region, and is thought to have been a staple dish for shepherds, as the ingredients were easy to transport or procure. The name comes from “carbonaro” which means coal miner, because of the plentiful black pepper used to season it.

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Eggs in Purgatory

Recipes have returned! I used to post recipes/Italian food weekly, which I stopped for various reasons. But readers loved them. So I’ve decided to give them a comeback, specializing in cost-effective dishes for the hard times we’re all facing. Hope you enjoy them and that they’ll help with your budget cooking!

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Longing for Home: Do we Miss it Enough?

Sometimes after a long time away, I find myself longing for home. (HOME. Isn’t that a beautiful word?) I appreciate the hospitality we’re given. But as days pass and miles speed by, my longing for home increases. Even when visiting family and friends we rarely visit.

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