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Italian American Easter Recipes Volume 1

Italian American Easter Recipe Roundup

A roundup of family Italian American Easter recipes by Olives-n-Okra. The recipes below are mostly dishes we make on Good Friday or Easter Sunday with the exception of zeppole. Not all of our recipes made during Lent and Easter are currently posted, so check back for Volume 2. Volume 1 of Italian American Easter Recipe […]

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Funtastic Friday #17

Woo hoo! It’s party time! Funtastic Friday is live! Time to link up your awesome recipes, crafts, DIY projects, garden tips, and great ideas. We reached an all-time high in linkups last week and with your help we can keep climbing! Last week I made Pizza Rustica and started a new DIY picture project. You all […]

Pizza Rustica by Olives-n-Okra

Pizza Rustica

It’s Easter (well, close enough), and it’s time to make those once-a-year special dishes. Today I made Pizza Rustica – a savory pie made with ricotta and other Italian cheeses, ham, sausages, and salami. This recipe for Pizza Rustica reflects our tastes in Italian meats. A more traditional recipe includes hard-boiled eggs. Some of these pies are […]

Funtastic Friday 16 Featured

Funtastic Friday #16

Woo hoo! It’s party time! Funtastic Friday is live! Link up your awesome recipes, crafts, DIY projects, garden tips, and great ideas.

Saint Joseph Zeppole

Saint Joseph’s Day Zeppole

Saint Joseph’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Joseph’s, is March 19. It is a celebratory day for Catholics and Italians, especially in cities where there is a large population of Italian-Americans. Like many American holidays, it’s all about the food.