Grandma’s Sicilian Ricotta Pastry

Grandma Rutas Ricotta Pastry

Grandma’s Sicilian Ricotta Pastry When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to make this simple ricotta pastry with a sweet crust and sweet filling which we called Grandma’s Sicilian Ricotta Pastry.  She always made them 8 inches round.  Now … Continue reading

“Cucina Povera”

“Cucina Povera” means poor kitchen.  My mother grew up on a farm during the Great Depression.  Money was scarce and they had a large garden and made everything from scratch and canned vegetables and fruits to feed their large family.  … Continue reading