Italian Easter Bread

Italian Easter Bread by Elaine McCardel of The Italian Dish 1 1/4 cups of milk 1/3 cup butter 1 pkg. Rapid rise instant yeast (about 2 1/4 teas.) pinch of salt 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup sugar 3 1/2 cups of flour 1 egg, beaten with 1 tea. of water Sprinkles or pearl sugar for decoration 6 … [Read more...]

Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter!

Buona Pasqua!  Happy Easter! Easter has always been a special time for my family and me.  As an Italian American kid, Easter had been greeted with great expectation because I was completing my Lenten fast of meatless Fridays and no candy for 40 days.  On Easter morning my family and I would get … [Read more...]

Orange Baked Ham

Orange Baked Ham Recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten 1 (5 to 8 pound) fully cooked, spiral-cut smoked ham on the bone 3 cloves of garlic 4 1/2 oz. orange marmalade 1/4 cup dijon mustard 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed Zest from 1/2 orange 1/8 cup freshly squeezed orange … [Read more...]

Roasted Asparagus with Sautéed Red and Yellow Bell Peppers and Chives

Roasted Asparagus with Sautéed Red and Yellow Bell Peppers and Chives 2 bunches of medium sized asparagus, cleaned and ends trimmed off 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, cored and seeds removed, then sliced into long thin strips about 1/2 inch wide or less 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced into 1/2 inch … [Read more...]

Baked Easter Brunch Eggs

Baked Easter Brunch Eggs 8 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces Extra virgin olive oil 4 hearty slices of french bread, buttered on one side 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped 1 medium size zucchini, coarsely grated 1/2 red bell pepper, diced into 1/2 inch … [Read more...]