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Italian Easter Bread Recipe

Easter Traditions in Italy


Hi... my name is Maria-Rose, and I live in Lancaster, New York (a suburb of Buffalo,NY). I am a Senior Systems Administrator at a local area university, and I love every minute of it! I hope my page will be of some interest to those of you who want to explore the "net". My page has good links from Italy, recipes (Italian & American), Italian and local events happening around the Buffalo area, and anything I feel like adding on a certain day. HAVE FUN...


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Local events from around the Buffalo Area:  


     Click on the picture for the story of Fr. Baker. Hopefully a saint one day from his actions when on earth and through our prayers!!!


   Check out all the events Buffalo has to offer at the Buffalo Place website.  Click on the Events calendar and you will be on your way to planning an awesome time in Buffalo!!


    The excitement...the emotion....the Magic of Live Theatre      



  My brother, Paschal, graduated May 21, 2000 from Niagara University, and hopes to make it big on Broadway!!! He has a great talent, and I am not just saying that because he is my "little" brother.  Click on the masks and check out his head shot.  Paschal's family, friends, and especially his big sister are very proud of him and his accomplishments.  You bring joy, laughter, and singing into our lives....BREAK A LEG!!  WE LOVE YOU!!!



Italian Culture and Heritage:



    My father's side of the family is from the southern most tip of Reggio di Calabria (Region of Calabria), from a town called Scido. Learn all about this region and the town of Scido from their web sites.

    My mother's side of the family is from Reggio di Campania (Region of Campania). Specifically the city of Naples. Click here to find out more about this exciting region and city.

    LEARN to read and write in Italian online for FREE!!!

    The Italian Culture Website: The leading resource for Italian heritage books and Italian cultural information.

    Virtualitalia... the resource for enthusiasts of italian culture ...


     Italian Americans celebrating our heritage and building a better tomorrow: Order of the Sons of Italy in America. OSIA was established in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City on June 22, 1905, by Vincenzo Sellaro, M.D., and five other fellow immigrants from Italy who came to the United States during the great Italian migration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The National Office in Washington, D.C. works to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Americans of Italian descent. If you are interested in Italian history, check out this page, and what this Order is doing to keep the Italian heritage alive and well.

The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), founded in 1980, is the only national membership organization for women of Italian ancestry. NOIAW serves to promote ethnic pride through scholarships and programs dedicated to the concerns of women by forming a national and international network.

     The International Organization of Students and Young Professionals Celebrating Italian Culture, FIERI (meaning "PROUD") was founded in the early part of 1984 more as a concept than as a formal organization. In fact, the original concept was conceived very informally as two Italian-American College Club Presidents met to discuss the possibility of organizing and sponsoring events together.  Certainly there was a tremendous need to unite young Italian-American students and professionals beyond the confines of a college campus and have a place to call their own.

    Italy exists as an image in the heart, in the mind, in the artistry of a craft passed down through centuries. Tutto Bene Imports invites you to journey through our on-line catalog and discover the joys of Italy’s finest hand-painted maiolica ceramic. 

Food and recipes (I wouldn't be Italian if I didn't have these links for you!):


    The Magazine of La Cucina Italiana: Good Food for Good Living. If you like what you see, then there is a section where you can subscribe on-line.  The page is in Italian, but in the upper right hand corner you can click on the US Edition.

    Kitchen, Etc. 


Well, you know how Garfield loves his pasta... click HERE to find new and exciting ways to cook pasta dishes. 


Bon Appetit: Recipes right at your finger tips.


Click on the jar for some tips on canning anything and everything!


Colleges and Universities:

University of Phoenix (I graduated with a Masters of Computer Information Systems/MSCIS degree- Class '00)

Canisius College (I graduated with a Management Information Systems/ Class '93)

Niagara University (My brother graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre & a minor in Political Science- Class '00)

University at Buffalo (This is where I work)

Computer Science & Engineering (This is the department I work for at the University at Buffalo)

My dad received a in Elementary Education from Medaille College and a Masters degree in Special Education from Buffalo State College.  He also attended St. Bonaventure University in his younger days :-)  Talk about having "THE LITTLE THREE" all in one household!!!



I hope you have enjoyed my page.  I will have new links and more ideas everyday so remember to stop by again sometime. 

     Any questions or ideas, you know what to do :-)

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