Mangia! That's exactly what readers will want to do when they see these mouthwatering home-style Italian-American recipes, complete with color photos. Featuring more than 125 dishes, this cookbook was originally printed by the author herself as a special gift for her five daughters. As Inez enthusiastically notes, "I've always felt that our casalinga Italian cooking [is] comfort food, earthy, warm, colorful, honest!" Everyone will agree as they try to decide between preparing the Straciatella and Minestrone, the Zucchini Flowers and the Artichoke Casserole, the Risotto and the Pizza Rustica. Inez includes basic instructions for making pasta dough, as well as such traditional delicacies as Braciole, Pesto alla Genovese, and delicious Ricotta Pudding. Inspiring anecdotes introduce each chapter.