Hand - Me - Down Italian Recipes

Hosted by Fred Alam
Group active since Sat, Mar 29, 2014

I love the Italian dishes that I grew up with and I know there are a lot of others out there who have had recipes handed down to them. This is a place where we can share them. It's interesting to see and try the different variations of classic Italian recipes. Things were done differently in different regions of Italy. A lot depended on what local, fresh ingredients were available. My Mother was Italian and Her Mother and Father were from the region of Calabria.

Jennifer S
Dec 16, 2014

Bacala with potatoes

Has anyone ever had bacala with potatoes? My grandmother made this on Christmas Eve and it had the salted cod, olives and potatoes, something like a stew. I can't remember how she did it and would love to try it this year.

Eddie Jordan
Dec 2, 2014


I use Stainless pots sauce pans Because they heat evenly and cast iron for cakes, cornbread or anything cooked on top of the stove or in the oven. And I have a lot of corning ware also.

Bonnie Beck
Nov 21, 2014

What kind of pot do you use to cook pasta in?

I noticed most Italian kitchens use an aluminum pot to cook their sauce and spaghetti in. Is there a reason for this?

When I had cancer my doctors told me to never use aluminum in cook, plus in any household products or personal hygiene products.

Donna Graffagnino
Aug 22, 2014

Spaghetti & Daube

This was passed down from my Mother-in-Law and was a staple in the old Italian restaurants in New Orleans back in the day.

Creole Spaghetti and Daube

Bonnie Beck
Aug 22, 2014

Cookie Pasta

HUH? I have always cooked my spag this way. Only thing I don't do is use the cooked water to thin the sauce.


Maria Espravnik
Apr 14, 2014

Italian pies for Easter

Ok have a question. I know it's traditional to make an italian pie for easter. I ve seen two versions. The first resembles like a deep dish pizza. And the second is more like a custard pie , two crusted though. Are both the tradition at Easter ( so we can have variations) or is the savory meat version more traditional?

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