Rosalie Serving Cookbooks Inc Wedding Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup with Tiny Meatballs & Chicken
NOTE:  The Italian Wedding is one of those classic Italian soups, in which you have both chicken and beef.  So easy to make, and even great for freezng in later use.
 
3 quarts water
1 carton Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock (4 cups)
1 whole soup chicken
 
3 stalks celery with leaves, cut into thick pieces
2 medium carrots peeled and quartered
1 medium onion quartered
2 to 3 sprigs fresh parsley
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
 
1-pound ground chuck or sirloin
¼ cup plain bread crumbs
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic chopped fine
2 tablespoon fresh curly parsley
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 
1 head escarole, chopped, about 4 cups
½ pound acini di pepe pasta,
2 teaspoons salt
 
Coarse ground black pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 
  1. Using an 8-quart pot, add 3 quarts water, and the chicken stock. Rinse chicken under cool water, and remove liver, gizzard, and neck; use for later, or discard. Place chicken in pot with liquid. Add the celery, carrots, onion, parsley and salt and pepper. Bring to boil and skim foam as it rises to the top. Cover with lid and cook for 1 hour or longer, until the chicken is tender.
 

2.  Remove chicken to platter and let cool completely. Keep vegetables in soup, or discard  Bring broth to soft boil and make meatballs by combining ground chuck, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, parsley, eggs, and salt and pepper. Mix together well and make tiny meatballs, about the size of large grapes. Drop the meatballs into the hot broth; skim any foam from meatballs as it rises to top and remove. Skin and debone the cooled chicken; cut into small pieces and return to broth. Let the meatballs and chicken cook together about 10 minutes.

 

3.  Rinse the escarole and remove bottom core; chop and add to the broth. Keep broth on soft boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Pre-boil the acini di pepe in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes, drain and add to the broth; simmer an additional 10 to 12 minutes. Taste soup and add any additional seasonings as desired.  This soup will have a rich chicken and beef flavor. Ladle soup into soup bowls and garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serves 8 to 10.

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           ITALAIN WEDDING SOUP      
          by Rosalie Firoino Harpole

Rosalie’s Cannoli Cake
         TIME: 1 ½ HOURS
 
NOTE: This cake is not only beautiful but just as delicious as an Italian cream-filled cannoli. Topped with a whipped mascarpone frosting, the cake is just rich enough without competing for flavor.
 
2 (9-inch round) layers, Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix
1 (9-inch round) layer, Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil’s Food Cake Mix
 
Ricotta/Cream Filling
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (15-ounce) carton ricotta cheese
 
Whipped Mascarpone Frosting
2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ (8-ounce) cartons mascarpone cheese
 
Candied Pecans/Sliced Almonds
½ cup pecans, chopped coarse
4 teaspoons sugar, divided
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
¼ cup raspberry preserves
 
Fresh raspberries
 

1. Butter and flour four 9-inch round cake pans. Prepare cake mixes as directed and pour batters into prepared pans. Bake as directed, careful not to overcook cakes. Remove from oven and place on cake racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes and continue to cool on racks for about 1 hour. Prepare filling while cakes are cooling.

 

2. Make the ricotta cream filling by placing the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in electric mixer.  Beat mixture until thick and smooth, about 5 to 6 minutes. Fold in the ricotta cheese and continue to mix with a fork until completely smooth. Set filling in refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.

 

3. Make whipped mascarpone frosting by placing cream in electric mixer. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on medium until stiff peaks form, about 6 to 8 minutes; add the mascarpone cheese and continue to mix on medium speed until smooth and thick. Place frosting in glass bowl and refrigerate until ready to frost cakes.

 

4. Place pecans in small fry pan with 2 teaspoons sugar over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar disappears and the pecans are candied, careful not to burn. Place pecans in small bowl to cool before garnishing cake. Toast sliced almonds in same fry pan with 2 teaspoons sugar; stirring constantly until lightly toasted. Remove and place in small bowl to cool. When both pecans and almonds are cooled, combine nuts.

 

 

5. To Assemble Cake: On large round platter, place one layer yellow cake. Place about 1 cup of the ricotta filling over cake. With large serrated knife, cut the chocolate layer in half. Place one of the halves over the filling. Add another 1 cup ricotta over the chocolate layer. Top the ricotta with the other half chocolate layer, and spread another 1 cup filling. Top the second chocolate layer with the other yellow cake layer. Frost the sides and top of cake with the whipped mascarpone frosting, leaving a 3-inch circle on the top middle of the cake unfrosted for the raspberry preserves. With nuts in hand, press the nuts all around the sides of cake. Spread the raspberry preserves in the middle top of the cake, out about 2-inches. Apply dollops of frosting all around the outer edge of the top of the cake up to the raspberry preserves. Garnish with fresh raspberries and place a dollop of the frosting in the middle of the cake with raspberry in the center.  Serves 16.

 
 
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Italian Wedding Soup with Tiny Meatballs and Chicken.
Rosalie at Diebergs’s School of Cooking showing off her Rosalie’s Cannoli Cake with Mascarpone Cheese and Raspberries

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
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 Cooking Classes – Dierbergs School of Cooking

 
June 5, Tuesday – from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM – Southroads Dierberg’s School of Cooking- 12420 Tesson Ferry Rd. – St. Louis, MO. 63128

 
June 29, Friday- from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – West Oak Dierberg’s School of Cooking -11481 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO. 63141
  
Menu:  Rosalie’s Italian Salad with Provel Rope Cheese – Bay Scallops & Shrimp Scampi over Linguine – Garlic Bread Sticks – Fried Asparagus in Garlic Butter Sauce – 4-LayerYellow Cake with Strawberry & Cream Cheese Filling
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Book Signings:


DeGregorio’s  June 9, 2018 -On The Hill – DiGregorio’a at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  5200 Daggett Avenue on The Hill, St. Louis, MO. 63110
Come taste my  

White Yogurt Pudding Cake. .

 

 – from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Funny Bone
Did you know that bats are not actually blind?  It seems that they have been hitting baseballs for a very long time.

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Piazza to be built in the heart of The Hill

ST. LOUIS – A big addition is coming to the Hill neighborhood in South St Louis.  A piazza is going to be built in the heart of the Italian American community.  You will find piazzas all over Italy.  They are an open-air gathering place that is usually located next to the neighborhood church.  It’s a place where people gather after a church or neighborhood celebration.  It is a place to relax, talk and soak up the sun.

Now St Louis is getting its own piazza right across from St. Ambrose Church and School on Marconi.  It is a vacant lot right now but it will have open-air green space, benches, landscaping, granite walkways, chess tables and at the center, a huge Italian fountain.  The Imo family bought the lot and donated it to the nonprofit building the piazza.

St. Ambrose school will also use the piazza for school events and classes.

No tax dollars will be used to build the piazza. The $1.5 million-dollar project is being funded by private donations.

 

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CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION ON THE HILL JUNE 3, 2018

By Marianne Peri Sack

The annual Corpus Christi Procession will held at St. Ambrose Church on Sunday, June 3, after the 11:00 Mass. Immediately after the Mass, the congregation will begin lining up in front of the church. Parish members will lead the way carrying the cross and candles. Jim Garavaglia will serve as leader and director of the procession in a tradition that started with his grandfather.

Last year procession below where, Monsignor Bommarito walked with the Monstrance under a gold-fringed canopy carried by men of the parish.

The canopy was flanked along the route by elegantly-dressed Knights of Columbus. Behind them walked the parishioners and friends who are faithful participants annually in an attempt to keep this ancient tradition alive for future generations. Golf carts rolled along with the procession bearing those who no longer had the strength to walk the entire route. A few neighbors came out on their porches or stood along the sidewalks to watch. The procession moved slowly and reverently between the three erected altars set up along the route. Hymns were sung and prayers recited between altars and at each altar the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and the beatitudes recited.

The first altar at Wilson and Edwards had a round dome on top and the Edwards and Botanical location had a statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague that was the focal point. The last one on Botanical and Marconi had green garland and bouquets of red roses. Kneelers, on top of carpets, had been placed in front of all the altars for the priests to kneel. At the procession’s end, everyone entered the church for the last prayers and benediction. Monsignor Bommarito invited all to attend the lunch in the school cafeteria.

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The Hill House Tour – Sunday June 24, 2018

Hill 2000 Neighborhood Association and the Hill Business Association are sponsoring the first-ever House Tour of The Hill on June 24, 2018. Proceeds from the tour will benefit Hill 2000’s many neighborhood projects, such as the Hill Neighborhood Center. Our intention is to showcase ten to twelve houses on the tour – creative rehabs of shotgun and bungalow housing, as well as bold new construction – all demonstrating what can be done with existing housing stock when an established neighborhood is determined to maintain its sense of community. Additionally, tour options include six historic institutions and businesses on the Hill.

Purchase Tickets in Advance $20.00

Please know ticket quantities are limited. ALL tour attendees need to purchase a ticket. You may also purchase advanced tickets at the Neighborhood Center. If buying a ticket in advance at the Neighborhood Center, please bring cash or check for payment.

Day of Event Tickets $25.00

On-line purchases close on June 23. Tickets may be bought in person only on June 24 for $25.00 at the Neighborhood Center.

The Tour Book and Guide

Go to the Hill Neighborhood Center at 1935 Marconi on the 24th.

  • Pick up a Tour Book that describes locations and admits entry. Please bring your payment receipt if you purchased your ticket prior to the 24th.
  • On June 24, same day tickets may be purchased for $25.00 each at the Hill Neighborhood Center and will receive their Tour book at that time.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • All persons participating in the Tour need to purchase a ticket.

Helpful Information

June 24 is a Sunday, therefore parking on the Hill should be more plentiful than other days. Please pay attention to driveways, and alleyways so as not to block them. Try to place your car close to the curb, and for your car’s sake fold your street side mirror in if possible.

Restrooms will be available at select locations throughout the Tour and will be noted in the Tour Book. Guests will have easy access to bottled water.

Each Tour location will be marked on a map in the Tour Book. In addition each place will have an eye-catching sign on the lawn or doorway.

Note our Home Tour sponsors whose ads are in the Tour Book. They are friends of The Hill. We would appreciate your support of their establishments.

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Corpus Christi Mass & Procession

For centuries, church processions have been an integral part of church activities in Italy and throughout the world.  The St. Ambrose Church on The Hill will continue that special tradition on Sun., June 3, as they hold their annual Corpus Christi procession for the feast of Corpus Christi.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Held immediately after 11:00 a.m. Mass, participants are asked to line up in front of the church.  There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of The Hill to three altars, concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in church, with a reception to follow.  (Golf carts are available for those who cannot walk the entire route.)  St. Ambrose is located at 5130 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis 63110.  For more information, call the church at (314) 771-1228.

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“La Traviata” at Opera Theatre

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.  It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut of star soprano Patricia Racette.  Dining available on landscaped grounds before the show.  (Order there, or bring your own).  Meet the cast in a special tent after the performance.  All productions in English.  More information/tickets at www.opera-stl.org  or the Box Office at (314) 961-0644.   The Loretto-Hilton Center is located at 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves.

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.  It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut of star soprano Patricia Racette.  Dining available on landscaped grounds before the show.  (Order there, or bring your own).  Meet the cast in a special tent after the performance.  All productions in English.  More information/tickets at www.opera-stl.org  or the Box Office at (314) 961-0644.   The Loretto-Hilton Center is located at 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves.

by: Annette M. Graebe

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Festa Della Repubblica Italiana Italian Republic Day

The Federation of Italian American Organizations And The Italia-America Bocce Club Cordially Invite You To The Festa della Repubblica Italiana Italian Republic Day
Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 6:30 – 11:00 pm
$40.00 per person Dinner and Music
• Cash Bar

For reservations contact: Vincenzo DiPiazza 314-707-2429
• Angelo Sita 314-781-9341
At the Italia-America Bocce Club 2210 Marconi
• St. Louis, Missouri 63110

72nd Anniversary
vincenzodipiazza@att.net angelosita@sbcglobal.net

 

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This from the Chicago Italian Cultural Institute!


ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS “FARE CINEMA,” THE FIRST ANNUAL ITALIAN CINEMA WEEK, BEGINNING MAY 22 All Events are Free and Open to the Public!


La Città Ideale

CHICAGO – The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi.

La Città Ideale

All events are free and open to the public. Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Luce Cinecittá, and ANICA, “Fare Cinema” is the first international celebration of Italian film on this scale, being presented worldwide by the 83 Italian Cultural Institutes to promote the creative genius of the Italian movie industry. “We are proud to showcase work of some of the most prominent Italian film artists to Chicago during ‘Fare Cinema,’” said Italian Cultural Institute Director Alberta Lai. “The films we are screening include two documentaries, as well as a feature film starring and directed by one of Italy’s most acclaimed actors, Luigi Lo Cascio, who has been awarded the Italian equivalent of the Best Actor Academy Award.” “Fare Cinema” at the Italian Cultural Institute consists of four scheduled events: Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm Screening of the documentary “Where the Clouds Go” (“Dove Vanno le Nuvole”) 2016, by Massimo Ferrari 75 min. Screening of the short film “The Interview” 2017, by Massimo Ferrari 6min Director Massimo Ferrari and producer Gaia Capurso in attendance for a post-screening conversation From Treviso to Riace, passing through Bologna and Padova, this documentary tells the stories and experiences of those who have been brave enough to try to transform fear into opportunities and utopia into reality. This is a documentary that travels through Italy and the migration emergency, revealing surprising models of coexistence and a moving humanity. The writer and director Massimo Ferrari is an acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award winner.

 


Saturday, May 26, 6 pm Screening of the film “The Ideal City” (“La Città Ideale”) 2012, by Luigi Lo Cascio 105 min. Director/Writer/Actor Luigi Lo Cascio in attendance for a post-screening conversation Luigi Lo Cascio directs, scripts and stars in this film.

READ MY REVIEW OF LA CITTÀ IDEALE


To make a reservation please visit https://iicchicago.esteri.it/iic_chicago/en, where all scheduled events are listed with additional information. “Fare Cinema” will receive promotional support from the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Luca Stricagnoli Coming to Indianapolis on May 17th, 2018

Luca Stricagnoli, Calum Graham

Luca Stricagnoli

Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 60 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.

His debut single received over 14 million hits on YouTube and Facebook in just a couple of weeks — an especially impressive feat for an instrumental music video.

Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what’s next for the up-and-coming guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that attracts concert requests from every corner of the world.

Although it has only been a year and a half since Luca started playing concerts, he has already performed in a vast multitude of countries.

In Italy, Luca played at the “Dopofestival” in Sanremo, after an invitation from Italian composer Vittorio Cosma. He was even deemed “a phenomenon” by the well-known Gialappa’s Band. Luca has also performed for the main national TV and Radio in his current residing-place of Germany, such as RTL, SWR1 and SWR4.

Luca shared the stage with several big names of the acoustic guitar world during the International Guitar Night tour. These names included the founder of the Latin-Swing style Lulo Reinhardt, grammy-nominated musician and inventor of the Slide Guitar Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, and Brazilian guitarist and composer Chrystian Dozza. He has also been a guest artist for Italian musical legends such as “New Trolls – La Storia” and “Davide Van De Sfroos”.

Throughout his career, Luca’s music has been published by countless magazines and has grabbed the attention of world-famous artists such as the band “Walk Off The Earth”. The band even published Luca’s work on their Facebook page, obtaining more than eight million views on a single video.

Luca is currently working on a new release in which he explores even more approaches to guitar playing and debuts a new guitar that he created with Davide Serracini, all while discovering what the custom instrument has to offer the world of music. The album tour, featuring special guest Meg Pfeiffer, will cross over ten countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

“Every so often, a musician emerges who, in terms of depth of expression, advances a style so much that the way we listen changes forever. In rock, Derek Trucks comes to mind as an example. Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli embodies such a shift. He employs right-hand fretting, altered tunings, and partial capos in the spirit of Preston Reed and Kaki King, yet, like Trucks, he’s playing at a higher level.”

For tickets click here: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1634844-luca-stricagnoli-calum-graham-indianapolis/?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=pre

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