I love pie of any kind but not necessarily the mess that comes with making them especially if baked in these jars. Sure it's mouth watering to see the oozing berries or other fillings over flowing off the sides of the glass but do you really want to soak and clean them later with all that baked on mess? I don't! Deconstructed pie makes cleaning easy as pie can be! No mess from b
Brewed coffee poured over ice and adding your favorite flavorings is hardly a recipe. Whether it be served black, flavored or with a touch of cream you will have the perfect iced coffee treat that is alot less expensive than going to the pricey coffee establishments. Really the best coffees are made from being fresh perked over ice however in your busy schedule feel free to make it
Triple Berry Cannoli French Toast
Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings
Triple Berry Cake Mix Cobbler Dessert
Seasoned Cajun Potato Cubes
Grilled Chili Chicken and Steak Kabobs
Grilled Citrus Scallops and Shrimp
Funnel Cake Recipe
Corn dog Kielbasa cupcakes
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While visiting in my home town I had the pleasure of eating a Pastaciotti, ( pustie) that was full of vanilla cream and coconut. I decided to adapt it to my favorite using chocolate pudding and toasted coconut. Absolutely now my favorite way to eat these. I just love my Italian Upstate Utica, New York heritage, here is another reason why the food there is the best in the world..
One of those cold colorful salads that people always want t
he recipe for, no mayonnaise in this one.
I am not a big fan of mayo, so this is always a hit whenever I bring it to a picnic outing. A lighter taste, if you prefer cooked chicken, tuna or shrimps I have used them all at one time or another, they all work well with this pasta dish.
1 lb Tri Colored Rotini Pa
Here is a wonderful Sea bass dish with lots of flavor and a little kick. Some great Cajun seasonings, butter and garlic bring this to the next level of creamy flaky fish! The aroma alone will make your mouth water!
Sea Bass ( allow as much needed for your size family)
2 fresh lemons
1/2 stick or 4 tablespoons butter
fresh minced garlic
1/4 cup white wine
1 teaspoon Cajun season
Here's a light or hardy pasta which ever way you prefer. Add the meat last or leave it vegetarian style. Either way you will have a tasty dish of Italian homemade pasta that everyone will enjoy. No time to make them homemade? Go ahead and use frozen store bought cavatelli but if you ever want a real treat make them homemade and click the link below to get started you won't believe h
I think mom made this once a week. She loved using the biscuits mixes. Quick and easy we would have all different kinds. Toppings can consist of anything from blueberry, strawberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, apples, pears, bananas, raspberries, cherries, what ever fruit was in the house would be our coffee cake. Sprinkled with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar or nuts so
You can add whatever your family loves. We like this one with pepperoni, capicola (Italian spice meat) and genoa salami
1 pound of pizza dough homemade or store bought (per calzone)
assorted meats pepperoni slices, prosciutto, capicola sliced thin and genoa salami
sliced fresh roma plum tomatoes
sliced roasted peppers
shredded mozzarella and provolone blend whole milk cheeses
Here's an easy Patriotic festive dessert! Your imagination will let your dessert be the talk of any party! Add layers of star cut jello if you have time for the perfect festive look!
All you need is some blue and red pre made jello made and chilled in sheets, chilled and cut into stars from a small cookie cutter or make different bowls of jello
Looking for a Patriotic festive tribute for the good ole USA? Here is a wonderful cupcake easy to make and festive looking for any red white and blue kind of occasion.
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 stick unsalted butter softened (8 tablespoons)
4 extra large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
My very favorite flavor combinations are chocolate and raspberry. The Chambord liqueur compliments this ganache frosting perfectly to top these cupcakes and turns them into a gourmet flair. The fresh raspberries are elegant to serve to any guest for any functions. This recipe will give you many compliments along with many a
Avocado Cucumber Tomato Appetizers
Who would have thought a meal can be made out of a simple baked potato then topped with a favorite entrée like Chicken Parmesan could be so easy! I was just thinking how much I love it with pasta the usual way we prepare the meal. Tonight we thought we would try a loaded baked potato with our favorite topping. This was one heck of a hit in our house this evening!
My favorite Chicken Par
And so the story goes, Sunday morning, in our Italian household, meatballs must be frying. If not something would be wrong. Mom would be frying the meatballs, dad and my brothers waiting by the stove not patiently to put one on their fork and of course the aroma engulfed the entire neighborhood swooning everyone to our house while they were frying. A traditional Sunday for
One of my favorite desserts and actually birthday cake favorites. I love to make this one for my own birthday every year. Nothing else compares. The cake is buttery heavy and rich and goes perfectly with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Simple, elegant and you just can't go wrong with a cake that grandma made. Making this in her #memorialdayweekend memory. Thanks Gram!
Crock pot cooking is perfect for anyone on the go go go! Well here is a great dinner that everyone will think your a gourmet cook! The chicken is fall apart tender with amazing flavors! Of course you can adapt to whatever your family likes with spices if you love hot hot hot add more cayenne! The side dishes are your choice, I will suggest the rice or mashed potatoes as an alternative. No
Grilled Roasted Peppers are so easy to make!
These peppers are on sliced Italian bread, don't use anything else.
First use cooking oil and spray the grates on your grill.
Heat on medium heat.
Now all you have to do is place 3 or 4 whole peppers on the grill. Close the lid.
Keep checking them and turn them often with tongs. They will be scorched on the outside with g
I think this is a quick easy comforting dessert that no matter when I make this it's a favorite. The mascarpone cheese is a great addition to make ordinary banana cake taste wonderfully decadent. Add some chopped garnishing favorites on top and you
will have something for everyone!
1/2 cup butter 2 cups sugar 3 large
Well nothing would make me happier than to have to cook for mom. If I had one wish in the world it would be to have her back again. Every Mother's Day, I blog on a recipe I really think Mom would have flipped over. Since my blog is dedicated to her and her teachings, I again wish her peace where ever she is and hope she can hear me say Happy Mother's Day, until we meet again. All the year
Not only a great Italian style burger but just a way our Mom would make hamburgers with an Italian flair is the perfect tribute to recreate on Mother's Day for her this year. I miss her way of making the simplest meals and turning them into a banquet. This was dressed to the nines as Mom would say. Melted provolone cheese, tomato, Romaine lettuce a thick burger with pe
Crockpots are really the best way to may any roast tender and fall apart sensational. Even if the meat is over cooked it will be a tender experience. The real secret is the juice to keep it moist. When your carving the meat, make sure you place it back into the juice. The juice will keep the meat from drying out and also enhance the flavors. Always serve it in the juice.
A sticky cinnamon raisin bread worth the time to make individual cupcake tins for us on the go folks! A great way to grab something yummy home baked for that dreaded day of work (smile) This is really a bread recipe not a cupcake, it just makes it easier to take with
you, no slicing involved!
4 eggs at room temperature (do not miss that step) impor
Here is a fun treat for breakfast or anytime snack. You can make them ahead of time then serve them warm or cold for the kids after school. Dip them in a caramel rum sauce for the adults (see recipe below for kids version also) or just with a sprinkle of powdered sugar they even taste great as a dessert! I have also baked them in the oven for l
These are a simple little bowls you can fill with anything you desire from savory appetizers to mouth watering desserts! I love them sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and then filled with vanilla or coffee flavored ice cream drizzled with some hot fudge sauce, perfect for Cinco de mayo but just use flour tortillas instead of wontons! You can go from salads to desserts all in the s
1 head of cabbage placed in the freezer overnight and then thawed (it's easier to roll wilted leaves and eliminates the boiling step)
1 cup finely diced fresh tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 cup white wine (we use Chablis)
1 cup ground sausage raw
1 cup raw sirloin beef ground
1 cup rice raw long grain
1 teaspoon salt, oregano, basil, parsley and garlic pow
A rerun updated with a Southwest kick. I just love the addition of all the different style beans in this one. Sometimes you just have to try it and be surprised when it taste better than it sounds. Has that even happened to you before? I never liked the sound of adding corn and mixing so many different items in a chili, then went we went to Arizona for a trip one year I was h
Ok this isn't a traditional Sloppy Joe, not at all. This is meatball lovers recipe using leftover meatballs smashed up with lots of wonderful cheeses, chopped roasted peppers, ground fried crumbled sausage, your favorite sauce and added to a toasted hard roll!
One of the best leftover sandwiches you will ever make!
Meatball Recipes o
A great combination of flavors. The Ricotta and Tomato Sauce enhance this pasta dish to the next level of cheesy greatness. A cheese lovers dish that everyone will love for sure!
Recipe link below for homemade sauce or use store bought
Traditional Sunday Sauce Recipe
1 pound cooked Seashell pasta or your favorite cooked and drained to package instructions
1- 15 ounce container of
Eggplant steak chips? Bet your wondering what in the heck are these right? Well I love Potatoes Steak Fries and always bake them. I also love Eggplant. When I cut it in thick wedges and then flour, bread and bake them they taste so good they never make it to the healthier version of baked Eggplant Parmesan which was what I really started out to make. Oh sure you can do that too inste
I love Boston Cream Pie. I also love cupcakes. So for my birthday I decided since you can't find such a treat in any bakery, I had to have them. I also can't believe how fast my life is going by me. Before you know it this will be a vintage blog! Since I love chocolate better than vanilla I guess I will reinvent the Boston Cream Pie into my liking, after all it's my birth
I had been using just plain no name brands of whole tomatoes for years now.
Curt from Curt's Delectable Creations Blog introduced me to San Marzano whole tomatoes. I had always been intrigued to try them but they were always so pricey, I couldn't believe they would be that different to spend the extra money on them. I was wrong, they are fresh tasting and made one o
6–8 fresh small strawberries
1/4 cup strawberry cream cheese spread
12 won ton skins (found in the produce department of the grocery store)
3 tablespoons canola oil
Cinnamon sugar blend (optional) and Strawberry Ice Cream topping
Cut strawberries into small 1/4-inch-pieces (about 1/4 cup); place in small bowl.
Stir cream cheese in ge
Not just a plain roasted chicken, this one has been marinated in the freezer!
Well even though this really isn't much of a recipe, it's more like a tip and method. It sure is an easy fix ahead of time when you are on a budget and want to save time!
I bought several whole roasting chickens on sale for a great price. I just hate to clean them after they are
I love making baked fish dishes. Using fresh vegetables enhances any kind of white fish and tranforms it into a flavorful wine Italian salsa topping with crispy baked buttery bread crumbs!
4 pieces of White fish (Cod, Haddock, Tilapia, Sea Bass or other mild filets)
Italian flavored bread crumbs
2 cups cleaned medium sized shrimps
1/4 cup white
If you have never roasted vegetables, your missing out. These vegetables are the answer to any meat side dish. So what are you waiting for? Look no more here is the side dish of all sides dishes. Potatoes, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, garlic, what else do you want to add?
You can add what your family favorites are!
Here's what you need:
So easy the kids can make this one! Banana cream filled cupcakes. This is one they will ask you to make again. Great for any picnics or office parties.
Here's what you need for Banana cream cupcakes!?
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1 cup mayonnaise
Mix the cake mix in a bowl with all above ingredients using an electric beater for 3 minutes.
I have to admit I am a big fan of this dessert salad on the Chinese Buffets. Every time we go no matter how stuffed I am I find room to eat this sugary sweet banana strawberry combination. I started mixing and combining idea's on how to get the consistency right and not use too much sugar. Well this worked perfectly for me. I probably could have made it a little thicker adding another 1/
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Who knew that the crockpot could have so many ways to make the working world or just busy folks make dinner without knowing how to cook? You can make a whole meal out of a potato with leftovers or just your favorite toppings from a jar or can! Oh by the way if you have hungry kids after school, this is a no brainer for them to come home they just will have to add cheese on top!
Ok so here is the Authentic Version we grew up with Video and Recipes
hope you enjoy this segment!
HELLO TO ALL MY FAMILY IN UTICA/ROME NEW YORK AREA... LOVE YOU ALL!
A great side dish and so healthy for you! Italian Sauteed Escarole...garlicky with extra virgin olive oil and a little heat! ....tender greens you are going to love~ I make three different
I love a great muffin don't you? Breakfast can be tricky sometimes. We don't always have time to eat a healthy breakfast with a busy lifestyle and I convinced myself this is the way to go when wanting to be on the edge. I grew up on these fresh flavors and really like the taste of this muffin. Mom could make this come together so quick, it's an easy fix fo
I love peppers, pepperoni and ham in my calzones with of course loads of cheese! Here is an easy appetizer that you can throw everything together in minutes for a tasty appetizer the gang will love! Great for any gathering! These are like having a mini bread calzone or meat pie all in one tasty little bite! Trust me you will make them again! Kind of taste lik
There are many recipes for these cookies, some use condensed milk. I have tried some of the other recipes along the way and always come back to this one. When I was a little girl, mom would make these as a treat at Easter. I could never understand why only once a year because they are by far the easiest cookie to make not many ingredients. She absolutely was a huge lover o
Leg of Lamb Traditional
Honey Bourbon Glazed
Of course if you want Grandma's Original Recipe version (and hers is amazing) you will
need allot more time than this one will take you to whip it up. If your in a hurry and want something easy, give this one a try. This is light, a touch of sweetness and very impressive to everyone who is a bread lover like I am. It really came alive in both texture and flavor
A old time favorite in Italian homes on Easter morning. This one was cooked without a double crust, Easter Pie is usually double crusted depending on what you prefer I love crispy cheese so I leave mine open to brown. I also used a store bought crust in a hurry.
I wanted to show you how packed it the inside with all this amazing cheeses.
The meats, eggs and basket cheese makes th
Hard to call this a recipe. No brainer here. I was so amazed when I served them, all the family and guests thought these were their new found favorite sandwich. Nothing really special, simple little bites ended up being the favorite addition to our assorted pick foods!
You will need:
Chicken Cutlets recipe click here
Swiss cheese slices
Buona Festa di San Giuseppe
March 19th St. Joseph's
Zeppole are special
fritters, fried doughs, or donuts, made in expectation of the Feast of St.
Joseph that falls on March the 19th. They are one of the numerous recipes of the
Neapolitan tradition. There are several recipes that varies by years past and
present. Here are a
I hope you all had a wonderful festive St. Patty's Day! Here are the cookies I made for the family gathering! Wishing you good health and lots of luck today, tomorrow and always! From @What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine
Our Favorite Loft Cookie:
Recipe from Mccall's Cookbook
(Soft Sugar Cookies you usually find in the supermarket)
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking so