Review: Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook.  The comments in this post are 100% my own.



Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook

From My Nona Rosa’s Table to Yours


Shannon M. Smurthwaite


The Mormon Italian Cookbook has a nice collection of recipes!  Most of the recipes are short and simple, so there’s no need to be intimidated.  There are lots of mouth-watering photos and the ingredients are easily found in grocery stores.

Check out what I made from this cookbook!


The first thing I tried is the Italian Roast Chicken on page 82.  OMG!  This is the best roasted chicken I ever made!  I don’t usually fill the cavity of the chicken with ingredients, but in this recipe I did, and boy, it makes a tasty difference!  Not only was it flavorful, but the chicken was done to perfection!  Very moist and tender!  I almost made it again this week, it was that good!  Did I mention that the drippings were out of this world?!



I also tried the Tortellini Salad on page 40.  It was delicious and very easy to make!  Dave is big on pasta, so this was right up his alley!  I will definitely make this again, but I might leave out the spinach as it gets wilted so fast.  Good stuff though!

Here are some recipes from the book that I can’t wait to try:
*Tuscany Tomato Soup
*Ciabatta Bread
*Rosemary Parmesan Biscuits
*The Best Focaccia Bread Ever
*Perfection Pizza Dough
*Pasta e Fagioli
*”Kitchen” Cacciatore
*Sicilian Meatloaf
*Italian Quiche
*Seaside Scampi
*My Chocolate Biscotti
*Holy Cannoli

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  1. 1

    Wendy says

    This may be a bit snarky, but I’m glad to see there’s a Mormon cookbook out that’s not 80% desserts. I might have to check this one out.

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    I like that recipes are short and simple – nothing too complicated and I’m in. The two recipes that you made look delicious!

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