Author Archives: Bella Piccolina

One of my favorite posts to date highlighting 13 year old baker and fighter …

Hi Everyone! Did you miss me?

Days get busy and it seems as though there is never enough time to do it all in a day, week.....or even month! Get […]

Top Five Reasons to make Homemade Pasta as a Team!

There are over 150 different variations of Pastas....textures, shapes, sizes, colors.....from black squid ink pasta to spinach pasta, to stuffed ravioli to lasagne, Pasta-Making has always been my "fan favorite" […]

Did you wake up to “caramelle” “candy” in your shoe?

In the United States and in some other parts of the world, families and children are familiar with who Santa Claus or Saint Nick around Christmas time.
In Italy there […]

Coin-shaped tradition on New Years – You Lucky Lentil, You.

This is the first post of January 1st 2015
Let me begin by first off, thanking you all for reading and subscribing to my posts in 2014 as this […]

It’s not Christmas Eve without Baccala’ !


I always get sentimental around this time of year when talking to people about Christmas Eve stories and family food-filled traditions. For centuries, Italians and Italian - Americans have […]

You’ve heard it by now, Peace. Love. Gelato, but what does it mean?

So by now, you may have familiarized yourself with Bella Piccolina's "pleasant sign-off's" from each blog post. People have been asking me, where does  Bella Piccolina's "Peace. Love. Gelato" signature […]

Lights, cheer, roasted chestnuts, Oh My!

Ever dream of a winter wonderland? A cozy house filled with delectable smells and good treats?

What is your favorite Holiday memory? Lights, Cheer, Gingerbread cookies, Ornaments, Christmas Trees...


Sunday means, Football in your house? Meatballs in Mine.

Sunday in my house means Meatballs...
Bella Piccolina Recipe for Sunday Meatballs

Est time: 1 HOUR 20 […]

Travel to Italy without leaving RI, mark your calendars November 23rd!

Looking for a fun holiday themed family event? How about some basic Italian language and culture? How about some pasta making for the entire family to enjoy?
Join me next […]

Good Morning, Joe … coffee is making Monday morning more complicated ….

Hello, Monday Morning.
... this is for many, when the weekend has come to a serious halt and the reality of the work week is setting in. The grind of […]