Well, I guess it’s becoming obvious what my favorite foods are to cook. A lot of Italian speaks to my soul thanks to my Dad’s family coming over from Italy, Sicily to be exact. My Mom wasn’t Italian, but she learned from the best of them. Care of them, I’ve never met an Italian dish I haven’t loved. It’s no wonder why Italian is seriously up there with some of the most loved food in the world, and it all starts with humble beginnings; just good fresh ingredients with some of the most loved herbs and spices.
These Italian Stuffed Peppers are a regular in our household. Just simple ingredients coming together so easily, and it turns out so good every time. It’s no wonder that they are still a staple in many households.
I love listening to Iron Chef Mario Batali talk about how Italians took what they had on hand because of necessity and discovered some of our favorite dishes today, like pizza just for starters, and it goes on and on for generations. Popularity exploded with all the large family’s in the 50’s and 60’s. I know every wedding reception I ever went to growing up served Mostaccioli! Just look how much space your basic Spaghetti sauce and pasta takes up on the shelves at your local grocery store my friends! There’s so many budget friendly meals you can make that it’s practically a whole isle at every American food store!
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