Picspam and Recipe: Christmas Eve and Cuduridi

January 1, 2011

I could go on and on and on about how fabulous my Christmas was this year. I really could.  I think, instead, I’ll let the photos speak for me. Sadly, I have no pictures of the wonderful cannoli that my Grandma made. They were fabulous. They were so good they were gone before pictures could […]

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Christmas Traditions 2: Cuduridi and Alici for the Family

December 23, 2010

Like a lot of other Italian-Americans, and like a lot of Italians, it’s traditional in our family to serve a special fish dinner on Christmas Eve. My family has never used the term “Feast of the Seven Fishes” for the Christmas Eve dinner, but that seems to be the common phrase for it. I actually […]

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Christmas Traditions 1: Potiça for the In-laws (and the rest of us!)

December 23, 2010

Several years ago, when my mother-in-law told me that she rarely got potiça for the holidays, and no one made it any more, I vowed to find out what this mysterious substance was and make some for her as a surprise. Only I didn’t know how to spell it. It took a while for me […]

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