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Lemon Basil Grilled Swordfish – From Donna Casciello

Ingredients: 1lb fresh Swordfish                         1 tbsp. fresh parsley½ cup dry white wine                     1 tbsp   fresh basil½ tsp shredded lemon peel         1 tsp dried oregano2 tbsp Lemon juice                          2 tbsp olive oil  Lemon wedges                                  sprigs of Fresh parsley and basil You may also use your favorite fish fillet in place of the swordfish. Divide Fish into 4 equal portions and place in a baking dish. To make marinade,  stir together wine, lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, basil, & oregano. Then pour over fish. Cover and let marinate in refrigerator… Continue Reading…

Recipes

Simple Coconut Cream Pie – From Donna Casciello

Ingredients: 2 cups Cold Milk               2 cups Cool Whip, thawed and Divided1 cup Coconut                   1 (6oz) Graham Cracker Pie Crust2 pkg. Vanilla Instant Pudding Pie filling Pour milk into a Large bowlAdd dry pudding mixes and ¾ cup of the coconut, beat with wire whisk  for about 2 minutes.Gently stir in 1 cup of the cool whip.Pour into the pie crust.Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Spread the remaining cool whip, and sprinkle the remaining coconut over pie. Serve Cold!

Italian FoodPopular Places in Italy

Rome

Rome Is the capital of Italy and the country’s largest and most populated city and commune. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Rome’s history spans some 2500 years. It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom and regarded as one of the birthplaces of western civilization. The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, were the dominant powers in Western Europe and the lands bordering the Mediterranean for over 700 years. In the 8th… Continue Reading…

Recipes

Tom’s Beef Soup

By Cheryl Lillo Vestal Ingredents:2 pieces of Beef soup shank, some extra bones if you can find them.4 potatoes diced, 4 carrots sliced, 2 stalks of celery diced, 1 lg. onion chopped, 4 cloves of garlic chopped.Season with salt, pepper and parsley and bay leave. Put the soup meat and bones in a large pot, add enough water to cover meat and bones. Bring to a boil. Skin off the forth and grease. lower heat and simmer for about an hour.Remove meat and bones and cut meat away from bones.… Continue Reading…

Frank's StoriesMembers Posts

Mothers Day

By Frank Mentone I was orphaned more than fifteen years ago when my mother passed away.  Thirty-nine years old was too soon to be left without the guidance and understanding only a mother can give. My mother was a terrible person who today would be sent to jail.When I did something wrong, she wasn’t afraid to hit first and ask questions second. If for some reason I was later found innocent of the crime her sense of fairness was to let me know she would be more lenient the next… Continue Reading…

Entertainers

Perry Como

Pierino Ronald “Perry” Como was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. He was the seventh of ten children and the first American-born child of Pietro Como and Lucia Travaglini, who both immigrated to the US in 1910 from the Abruzzese town of Palena, Italy. He did not begin speaking English until he entered school, since the Comos spoke Italian at home. The family had a second-hand organ his father had bought for $3; as soon as little Pierino was able to toddle, he would head to… Continue Reading…

Public Figure

William Paca

The official seal of the state of Maryland reads Fatti, Maschii, Parola Femine, which is Italian for “Manly Deeds, Womanly Words.” It is the only state motto written in Italian, and Maryland also was the only state that was home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence who was of Italian heritage. His name is William Paca William Paca’s ancestors came to America during the mid-1600s. Robert Paca was the first to arrive, coming to the colonies from England. He married an English woman, received a grant of land… Continue Reading…

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