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Benvenuto! Welcome to Mangia Magna

I’m called Mom, Nonna, BisNonna but my husband, Charlie, calls me Anita. I’m a fiercely proud first generation American and equally proud of my Italian heritage. I treasure the recipes and traditions passed down to me through many generations…

Italian Breakfast

How to make Italian cream pancakes

(What a Great Way to Start a Sunday Morning with cream pancakes)  Buona Domenica as my Little Nonna used to say every Saturday and Sunday   as I rushed over to give her a hug and a kiss. And…

Italian Dinner Italian Meat Recipes

How to make Parmesan Chicken Casserole

Here is the fabulous Parmesan Chicken Casserole.  Everyone needs a quick and easy go-to meal for those busy days and this is mine.  INGREDIENTS  1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese  6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – pounded slightly and sliced on the diagonal…

Italian Dinner Italian Meat Recipes

How to make Pork Meatballs

(Pork Meatballs from the Emilia-Romagna Area … the heartland of Central Italy)  The Emilia-Romagna area is in the central region of Italy and is very popular with travelers because of the vast and impressive things to see.  In this…

Italian Soups Special Recipe

How to make Minestra

Minestra or Zuppa are just a few ways of saying soup in Italian. On a rainy or dismal day there is nothing more comforting that having a nice bowl of soup to enjoy.  Although Minestra (which comes from the…

Italian Dessert

How to make Hummingbird cake

(The awsome hummingbird cake. This cake is great for a springtime brunch, and can easily be made in a Bundt pan, too!)    INGREDIENTS: 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar  1 tsp baking soda  1 tsp salt 2 cups…