Dec 7, 2016

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip



We love serving homemade sweets during the holidays and this chocolate chip cannoli dip is a perfect dip to serve during this season. Loaded with chocolate chips, ricotta cheese and a little sugar, makes this cannoli dip very easy to whip up in minutes and serve! It's a fun dessert dip to serve for holiday entertaining!

Dec 6, 2016

Seafood Salad Marinated for Christmas Eve !



Seafood salad, marinated days before prior to being served, has been our holiday tradition as the first course served on Christmas Eve for as long as we can remember. Mom would spend days in the kitchen preparing her menu for Christmas Eve dinner, and every one couldn't wait to eat her seafood salad which consists of five (and sometimes even seven) different types of fish.

Here is a simpler version for you to make, made with a medley of two types of fish; squid (also known as calamari) and shrimps which are marinated with green olives, parsley, garlic and celery in a lemon vinaigrette. Also commonly known as "Frutta di Mare."

Nov 30, 2016

Pomegranate Prosecco


Pomegranate Prosecco is a blend of pomegranate juice, simple syrup and Italian prosecco!
Prosecco is a lively, Italian sparkling wine that is essential to having a good time, Italian-style! This is a festive cocktail you can make with just 3 ingredients and prepare as your guests arrive.

Nov 22, 2016

Cold Spinach Dip


Cold Spinach Dip is made easily with frozen spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, green onions, water chestnuts and a vegetable soup mix.  This is an appetizer we love to serve on holidays while everyone settles in and before we sit down at the table.  My teens have been asking and craving for their all time favorite, my cold spinach dip, and here it is! It's a dip that is not only chilled but also very creamy, creamy as in " to-die-for-creamy."

Nov 21, 2016

Beef Stew in Half the Time ! Served with Rice


A delicious beef stew made in half the time and served over a bed of rice, is a hearty meal to serve during the winter months. So filling and satisfying, it's comfort food at its best!

This beef stew is made with tender chunks of beef, browned for a few minutes then simmered in a red wine beef broth with carrots, celery and fingerling potatoes. Served over a bed of rice, makes this a perfect one-dish meal.

Nov 19, 2016

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon



Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with cinnamon are just that! These are the ultimate "melt-in-your-mouth" sweet potatoes that are peeled and cut then roasted with a glaze of honey and a hint of cinnamon flavor.  So amazingly delicious, you may want to add these to your Thanksgiving table too!

Nov 18, 2016

Oven Baked Thin Sweet Sausages, Red Peppers, and Potato Casserole


Sweet Italian sausages tossed with potatoes, red peppers, onions and garlic, all baked at the same time makes a fabulous dinner with an array of flavors in every bite, your mouth will jump for joy!  This quick casserole dish allows no fuss, and allows me time to do something else.

Nov 15, 2016

Asian Chicken Salad



EASY Asian Chicken Salad is a chopped salad made with shredded green cabbage, carrots, celery, cashews, almonds, hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes and chopped grilled chicken mixed together with a ginger-lime, balsamic and black sesame seed dressing. A delicious crunchy chicken salad is a great choice for a light lunch or pot luck or to serve at a party.