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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 Dessert

TORTA DI CIOCCOLATO SENZA FARINA

Flourless Chocolate Cake   12 TBS BUTTER – unsalted, softened 3 TBS FLOUR – for dusting 6 OZ SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE ¾ CUP SUGAR 6 EGGS – separated 1 ¼ ALMONDS – finely ground 1 TB BRANDY* 2 PINCHES SALT…

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INSTANT POT CHICKEN CURRY

This winner, winner, chicken dinner recipe will help you seta delicious meal before your family in almost as much timeas it takes to cook the rice.   ¼ CUP VEGETABLE OIL 1 ONION – thinly sliced, 2 cups KOSHER…

Italian Seafood Italian-American Dish

The Crab Stew

At the end of a busy week what could be morecomforting and inviting that this hearty and delicious stew. SERVING: Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 TBS BUTTER – salted 1 QUART MILK – whole 1 SMALL ONION – minced 8…

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Grilled Pineapple Chicken

I never really think very often about cooking with pineapple. It always seems more like a dessert item. But we are here inHawaii where pineapple offerings are endless and this is onewe enjoyed so I thought a good time…