Mondays with Mama - New Year + New Menu Items!
Recently, I was asked if we had any gluten-free and dairy-free desserts. My gluten-free chocolate chip cheesecake came to mind. However, it isn’t dairy free; so, my mind began to turn. That evening, I thought of some traditional Amaretti cookies that were perfect – both gluten and dairy-free. When making tiramisu, I don’t use the egg whites, so I had some left over. I beat them, added almond flour, sugar, vanilla, and Amaretto and baked them. Amaretti are delicious, tradition
Mondays with Mama - Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
One of my family’s most beloved traditions is decorating the Christmas tree together. This year was especially wonderful because Daniella was finally home after studying abroad in Italy. We are so happy to have her back in time for Christmas. Each Christmas, we make sure to take time to decorate and cook with each other. Daniella helps me with the tree, while Anthony and Danilo hang the wreaths and outdoor lights. We all celebrate our work with a family dinner to truly awaken
Mondays with Mama - A Family Restaurant
We are so proud that Mom and Dad’s Italian is a family-oriented restaurant. We love all our customers, whether they are trying our food for the first time or have been coming for 40 years. We know many of our regular patrons well and have celebrated countless graduations, marriages, and births with them. It is wonderful to feel a part of the lives of our customers, many of whom we call dear friends. We also enjoy getting to know people who aren’t here regularly and welcome t
Mondays with Mama - Adding Seasonal Spice
One of my favorite things to do during the different seasons is to add the unique flavors of fall, winter, spring, and summer to various dishes. We have prepared both desserts and entrees to accentuate items found fresh at this particular time of year. Pumpkin is one of the items we used this past fall in desserts and pasta. Anthony experimented with a batch of pumpkin fettuccine and the whole restaurant loved it! Using fresh flavors like pumpkin definitely captures the feeli
Mondays for Mama have gotten busy, to say the least…
As the holidays approach, orders for food and desserts are rapidly coming in! We continue to ensure everything is on hand for regular evening service, while staying prepared for this busy season. It can be tricky - balancing every aspect of owning, managing and cooking at the restaurant while saving time for friends and family. I am thankful for the blessing of working alongside my family members, including my husband, son and daughter, who make it easier for me to stay on tr