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Zucchini Cakes

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Looking for a way to get your family to eat more vegetables?


4 cups  (1000 ml)
1 cup (250 ml)
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1/4 cup
1 cup
1 cup
grated zucchini
zucchini flowers
garlic clove
parmesan cheese
vegetable oil

Great Vegetable dish


Add 4 cups of grated zucchini into a large bowl, Mix in 1 cup of picked zucchini flowers, add 4 eggs, 1 tablespoon of parsley, squished or crushed garlic clove, ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon of salt, little less than 1 cup of bread flour.

Heat up frying pan with 1 cup of oil in pan and using a serving spoon, flip lots until brown on both sides.

Let cool…mangiare, salute, appetito buono!.

Rice Balls

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Easy Recipes, Special Italian Foods

2 cups (500 ml) rice (riso superfine Arborio)
4 eggs
1/2 cup (125 ml) parmesan cheese
1 tbsp parsley (we like parsley so we add more)
pinch salt to your desired taste
2 each large garlic cloves (use 3 cloves if small)



  1. Using a 4 liter pot, cover rice with water, bring to boil.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Cool until cold
  4. Add 4 eggs, parmesan cheese, salt, parsley and garlic
  5. Mix well – Mush it or mix all ingredients by hand
  6. Mold the balls into desired shape (helps to coat your hands with oil to avoid sticking)
  7. Fill a deep frying pan with Mazola corn oil…enough to cover at least half of a rice ball…heat oil and carefully place the formed rice balls into the heated oil.
  8. turn quickly, when golden brown place on plate to cool.

This is a great appetizer to bring to a dinner party or finger food for the entire family. They disappear quickly and will soon become a family favorite…. Mangiare!

Crunchy Italian Biscotti

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Dessert Recipes, Italian Baking

This recipe makes approximately 24 cookies.


1 3/4 cup  (425 ml)
2 tsp  (10 ml)
3/4 cup (175 ml)
3/4 cup (175 ml)
1/3 cup (75 ml)
2 tsp (10 ml)
1/2 tsp (2 ml)
1 1/2 tsp (7 ml)
baking powder
whole unblanched almond
melted butter
almond extract
grated orange rind
egg white lightly beaten

Crunchy Biscotti Directions:

  1. In large bowl combine flour and baking powder.
  2. Stir in Almonds.
  3. Whisk eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and orange rind.
  4. Stir into flour mixture until soft, sticky dough forms.
  5. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface, form into smooth ball, divide in half, roll each into 12 inch long log. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  6. brush tops with egg whites.
  7. bake in 350 F oven for 20 minutes. Remove and cool for 5 minutes on rack. Cut diagonally into 3/4 inch thick slices, stand cookies upright on baking sheet.
  8. bake sliced cookies for an additional 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. cool on rack … mangia!!

Biscotti in Italian means cookie and also means twice baked.

Authentic Italian Cooking – What is it and how to?

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Italian General

One cannot help but think that much of what we eat or recipes we see online are commercialized or have been tweaked to appeal to the masses or to the taste buds of the locals. To us, at Mamma Mia Recipes, true authentic Italian cooking or real Italian recipes are those that have been passed on from generation to generation. They use quality ingredients and the finished product typically cannot be purchased in grocery stores or even found in high end restaurants.

Authentic means believed, trustworthy and reliable or true to its type. The only place most of us know where we can get true authentic recipes or cooking is at home and from Mamma. Generally, the taste might be region specific or may be slightly different depending on what part of Italy your family was raised in but the food is very similar and made with quality ingredients coming right from the garden. Mamma makes a minestrone soup certain times of the year with ingredients picked right from the garden earlier or usually the same day. That is what I am talking about!

To capture that true authentic taste requires the same ingredients Grandma used to perfect the recipe so substitution of ingredients is usually not an option. Some Italian recipes require imported ingredients which may mean shopping at a specialty store that brings ingredients in right from the homeland. If you want authentic, we encourage you to find or use the same ingredients your Mom used when she made those tasty Italian treats.

The challenge today’s generation has is not just getting your hands on quality ingredients but documenting these authentic Italian recipes that are locked up in the heads of Grandma and Grandpa. A pinch of this, a handful of that and many of the recipes are not measured in a fashion that we are accustomed to. The other challenge is today’s generation is interested in convenience and we do not make the time to perfect the art of cooking these wholesome family recipes. Mamma Mia Recipes hopes to change that by encouraging this generation to develop the skill of authentic Italian cooking to ensure it survives the ages and that it is passed on to the next generation. Mangiare, eat and Let Mamma Feed You…

Welcome to Mamma Mia Recipes!

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Italian General

Please stay tuned as we will be posting some of the best homemade Italian recipes you can sink your teeth into. Mamma Mia Recipes is all about Authentic Italian Recipes and the food we grew up on. This website is a small tribute to our Mother and related Famiglia’s … Mangia, Mangia!

Quick Lesson on Italian

Mangia or Mangiare means to EAT!
Famiglia is FAMILY
Grazie Tante is THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Prego is your WELCOME!
Salute is CHEERS!

Chemente, Cemento or Concrete is not good ... RUN!

Coffee and Dessert Recipes

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Dessert Recipes

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