Italian holiday traditions as far as Italian Dessert Recipes vary somewhat from family to family. But there are some Italian bread recipes that are definitely sold in stores, or baked at the bakeries specifically for Christmas or Easter. Now, as for each nuance of that recipe, or if it taste like "nana's" - that's beyond the scope of this page. Nobody can cook as good as your own nana, right?
Most Italian holiday traditions include a cookie/fruit tray. But we don't serve our cookie tray FOR dessert. (I'll explain more below) We section out our cookies and put them on our tray. But next to the cookies, on the same tray, we usually have a section dedicated to each:
This cookie tray is left out all day. Our cookie fruit trays are NOT served as a dessert on Christmas. It's just there, looking pretty and ripe for little kids to pick through. The MAIN dessert for Christmas always included a cake with some sort of liqueur based cake.
And then a lot of people would have biscotti on their tray. Click here to see the Italian biscotti recipe page. Oh, and I forgot. Nuts. We usually had a bowl of walnuts, or filberts setting out with a nut cracker.
And the big huge-y which I get emails for all the time - the Cassata Cake. It's the green cake you see at the top of all of my pages.
Yes, Italian's celebrate St. Pat's Day. Just for the sake of a celebration. I devoted a page to green desserts and Italian drinks on my St Patricks Day Desserts page. This just look great to take to work or serve at that March Madness get-together.
Drinks with Green Or A Hint Of Green
With Green Color
Made With Beer!
Not that we have huge Italian holiday traditions for Valentines Day. But the best Italian cookie recipes that work for Valentines Day are the ones you can shape into hearts, or cut out as hearts. Click here to see my Valentine Cookie Recipes Thanks for stopping by. Hope this gives you some creative cooking ideas for the holiday.
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