Chicken Soup With Acini Di Pepe

GENERATIONAL RECIPE This chicken soup recipe was passed down through the generations on my mother’s side, beginning back when, I’m told, her ancestors lived in Sicily till they emigrated to New York, eventually making their way south and west to Arizona. My mother learned this recipe from her mom, probably started making it by theContinue reading “Chicken Soup With Acini Di Pepe”

Pierogis: New Year’s Day Traditional Food

Pierogis are filled dumplings, and they’re mostly associated with the cooking of Central and Eastern European Nations, but they go by different names in those other nations. In Poland they are referred to as pierogis, but in Russia they are known by vareniki. A POLISH RECIPE In this recipe the pierogis are filled with cabbage,Continue reading “Pierogis: New Year’s Day Traditional Food”


This recipe is one that’s been handed down to me from my mom, which was handed down to her from her own mom, then grandmother back generations, originating in Sicily. They resemble biscotti in a lot of ways, only they are Sicilian cookies. When looking up papatelli, I saw pictures of them that looked likeContinue reading “Papatelli”