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Your place for traditional Italian recipes
 
You can fill ravioli with any number of combinations of ingredients; meat, cheese, vegetables. We're providing you with a variety of ravioli filling ideas, but be creative and try adding some of your own favorite flavors.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
Quaresimali Toscana
Quaresimali are a specialty of the Lenten season because they are supposed
to be so hard they are a penance to eat .. but they really are delicious.
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HOMEMADE PASTA
AND RAVIOLI
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Italian pastry shops have an array of lamb cakes available at Eastertime. Make one
as a centerpiece for your Easter brunch or
dinner table or to give as a charming gift.

Follow our easy directions for baking and decorating a Lamb Cake  >>
Plow & Hearth
Italian Cocktails
ITALIAN COCKTAILS
SPAGHETTI WITH SPICY SCUNGILLI SAUCE
Scungilli (conch) has a pleasant briny flavor and a dense meaty texture.  It can usually be purchased frozen or in cans. This recipe uses canned scungilli.
Grissini - Italian Breadsticks
GRISSINI
Pan di Ramerino - Tuscan Rosemary and Raisin Buns
PAN DI RAMERINO
Pan di ramerino ("rosemary bread") are Tuscan sweet buns. Very similar to hot-cross buns, they are traditionally eaten on Giovedi’ Santo, Maundy or Holy Thursday (the day before Good Friday).
TRADITIONAL ITALIAN MEAT LASAGNA
A classic Italian lasagna layered with ground beef, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese, and baked with a traditional tomato sauce.