13 Italian Recipes Mom Makes




My husband and I joke about how I have absolutely no Italian blood in me, and he has no Polish blood in him.  To our surprise…we recently found out that our ancestors may have been a little of both 😯 !  No wonder we’ve been happily married for almost 25 years!  Not that you have to be the same ethnicity to be happily married…trust me, we are different across the board.  However, finding this out makes me feel like an Italian expert now  😉 .  This Italian expert has 13 Italian Recipes Mom Makes for you…and Mom really did make these.  Okay, maybe not my Mom, but “The Cooking Housewives” are all moms and they are the ones that made these Italian recipes…so there.  Godere!!! (That means “Enjoy!” in Italian).

13 Italian Recipes Mom Makes


You may recognize my contribution to the Italian feast…Chicken Loretta…

13 Italian Recipes Mom Makes

As explained in the original article, I stated that my husband and I formulated (recreated) “Chicken Loretta” as best as we could from memory.  We were shocked to learn that her recipe is actually slightly different.  After careful consideration, I am not altering our “Chicken Loretta” recipe.  The reason being…this chicken recipe is a huge hit.  In fact, it’s been made by hundreds of my readers.  It’s also been viewed over 112,000 times!  I’m also still giving Aunt Loretta all of the credit because we wouldn’t have made-up the recipe without her feeding us her chicken.  Oh, and the name “Loretta” of course.

13 Italian Recipes Mom Makes

Here’s how you make Chicken Loretta in a video, and the written recipe can be printed by clicking HERE.



Here’s the remaining 12 Italian recipes from The Cooking Housewives…


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8 Responses

  1. Deborah says:

    That’s so funny you mentioned this…My Dad was Italian and my Mother is Polish…They stayed happily married for 53 years until his passing in 2003.

    • Julie says:

      Awww…God bless them, Deborah! I hope your Mom is doing well! I think the 2 regions really mix well. We make great kids 🙂

  2. Lollie says:

    My husband and i love italian food…and we have been married sixty one years!!

  3. Kaycee says:

    Ohhh look at all that deliciousness on my screen! No Italian in my lineage, but I love good Italian food and wine!! I have got to try your chicken Loretta recipe, I know I printed it before, but I’d better print it again, it looks so good!

    Great family photo too!

  4. Dad says:

    All looks real good to me, love to all, Dad in NY. ps Eating Anderson’s Roast Beef tonight. A western NY specialty.

  5. Maryann says:

    Aunt Loretta’s chicken dish looks amazing!

  6. Salt Valley says:

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing collection of recipes.

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