This is what happens when a self-employed singer from a large Italian family gets shut down due to a global pandemic. She cooks! My vision is to connect the citizens of the world through food and humor .
COOK LIKE A PRO, LANGUAGE AND ACTUAL RECIPIES, WELL, NOT THAT IMPORTANT!
I have been eating pasta almost every day of my life for my entire life and it is so much fun to put ingredients together to create something new. Being a good Italian it is what we are sworn to do. This recipe comes to me from a girlfriend and my question to her is, what took you so long? This is so basic yet so delicious and I wish I thought of it myself. I did not but I know now and can share it with you. It doubles as a topping for vegetables or pork or chicken. You really can't go wrong. Enjoy!
I am a big fan of chicken and it has been told that this particular recipe will have your partner begging for your hand in marriage before the plate is cleaned. It's that good! Of course, anytime you cook with heavy cream, what do you expect? In any case whether you want to be married or not, this is a spectacular creamy chicken dish that will elevate the appreciation of whoever eats at your table.
This spectacular dish is not only striking to look at but nutty and chewy and delicious and you won't be able to stop until you've cleaned your entire plate. I really ,really, really love Rice but when we were talking about forbidden rice, the flavor is off the charts. It is an ancient grain and when served with mushrooms and a few other delicious ingredients you might want to send me a thank you note.
Eating healthy vegetarian food does not have to be boring. Don't you dare open a can of peas, throw them in a bowl and microwave them calling that healthy vegetarian eating. What that is is disgraceful! Instead, try this magnificent recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi, a brilliant chef living in London and sharing his brilliance with all of us. Just posting this is making me race to my kitchen to make another batch. You should too. Bon appétit!
The Austrians really got this one right. This fantastic meal can be made with chicken or pork and it is a lot easier to create than you think. Take out your aggressions by pounding the meat to tenderize and then treat yourself to a fantastic meal at the end of all of that. Bon appétit everybody.
This is the way the French originally created their magical breakfast treat, kind of a fried custard and brioche bread concoction that will blow off the top of your head. It's more than amazing! Click on the link and follow the very easy instructions for French toast the way it was meant to be. This came from my new favorite book "Plenty More" by Yotam Ottolenghi. Check him out!
You know the memories that flash in your mind when you walk into a bakery and you are filled with the fragarent joy of fresh baked bread and you instantly picture your mom in the 1950's wearing a ruffled apron and baking bread for the family? Ya know how she greets your dad at the door in the high heels and lipstick and serves him a nice martini before dinner after she get's his slippers? Well screw that! I may have just had a small stroke. This is 2021 and now, with no fuss at all, you can make your own fresh hot buns anytime you want and you absolutely should. Take that Mrs. Cleaver!
Now, in case you're one of those people who turns their nose up at vegetables and grains citing ...good for you but with no flavor... have I got a gift for you! This is as spicy and delicious as it gets and it won't stop your heart in the meantime. I seriously doubt that you'll be able to eat only 3 or 4 in a sitting so be sure to double the recipe so there's enough for everybody. You're really going to enjoy this quick video and the delicious meal it produces. Be sure to share it with all of your friends. They will never stop thanking you.
It looks as though we will soon be having a rather exciting football contest on February 7th and you're going to be needing some delicious finger food for that celebration between two extraordinary teams, yet to be named. Well, I have it for you! You don't need to choose between Italian and Mexican, you can have BOTH! Watch this video and be amazed with your own skills in the kitchen when you put it together. It is very doable even for the novice. This is a lot of fun. Delicious and fun!
News everybody! I lost the 4 pounds that I gained during the Christmas holidays so, to celebrate, allow me to introduce you to the best lime cookie bar you've ever had. It's actually quite easy to make and so delicious. When I made these, I ate two big bars and then gave away the rest because they're too damn delicious and dangerous to have around the house when you live alone. So, share with your family and enjoy!
Who doesn't like beans? The answer is nobody. EVERYBODY loves beans and, if they're easy to cook and delicious to boot, well, all the better. This will delight you folks and I have paired my beans with a crispy white bread, perfected in my fathers kitchen. You can't go wrong with this combination and it's absolutely perfect for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Wouldn't you agree... cooking should be f***ing fun!
Do you love potato pancakes but find it tedious to make a whole bunch a little ones? I do, so, here is one giant potato cake and homemade sour cream dill dressing to go along. This is super easy and super delicious to make folks. Why don't you try one today? This home confinement because of the pandemic is lasting forever so, I have to come up with clever ways of doing the same old thing. Somehow, that makes this NOT the same old thing. Enjoy!
I think we can all agree, Pizza is a most remarkable thing! I got creative and made a salami sandwich pizza in a cast-iron skillet and it was excellent. This video will teach you a technique for making pizza and you can feel free to fill it with anything you like. I chose a salami sandwich and why wouldn't I? Enjoy those folks. It's extraordinary!
I don't know what makes the salad so delicious but you must trust me, it's amazing. I think the trick is in dicing the vegetables so tiny that you get the flavor of each veggie in every spoonful. Our friend Svetlana has been making this salad for her family forever and I was only just introduced to it last Christmas. Naturally, I became addicted immediately and so will you. Bon appétit everybody!
Did you eat too many Cookies and Candy Canes last Christmas and maybe put on a couple of pounds? Well, I did so now I offer you a very old and delicious Indian dish designed to give your intestinal track a warm hug. You're welcome! This bean dish it's so delicious you won't even realize that it's good for you. Let's begin 2021 on a high note and keep assending from there.
You know you love it and now you know how easy it is to make. Gather together just a few ingredients and within 20 minutes you will have a hot and spicy Mandarin chicken delicacy, sans MSG, and you can claim all the credit instead of those yahoos at panda express. Bon appétit everybody!
This has been a family favorite for 30 years and now you can add this to your rotation and, you absolutely should! In one pan you will enjoy sausage, eggs, cheese, rice, spinach, butter and delicious goodness. Next year, when we are able to be together again, in the same room, sitting together at the same table, eating without masks, this will become one of your favorites as well. AND, if you can eat while wearing sequins, all the better!!
Who doesn't love sweet and spicy nuts? The answer is nobody because EVERYBODY loves sweet and spicy nuts. Now you can make them yourself in your own kitchen quite easily in about 10 minutes. These also make wonderful gifts for the holidays but if you don't feel like sharing, sit in front of the TV with Netflix and enjoy them all by yourself. Follow up with a couple of sit ups and perhaps a jog around the block and you'll recover nicely. Bon appétit everybody
Have you ever cooked with the sous vide? I discovered this method of cooking about a year ago and now it is the only way I cook meat. Chicken breasts are normally quite boring and dry but cooked with the sous vide and of course, stuffed with Sage and garlic, dry does not enter into it. You're gonna love this. We're all trapped at home during the pandemic this holiday so why not try something new. Join me won't you? OK
You will become addicted to the spectacular cookie that my family and I have been making ever since we were youngsters. For some reason, we only make it at Christmas time so it has become a Christmas cookie for us. Easy to make, difficult to share because you will want to keep them to yourself, but, please consider making a double or tripple batch because sharing is THE BEST!
We must rail against boring food and there is nothing boring about this spectacular meatloaf. Get out of your rut of using the same old, same old and instead, add a few ingredients that will turn a basic meatloaf into an award winner. You're welcome.
With the holidays upon us, I present a beautiful brunch item that you can make a bit in advance and then present to your dazzled guests and family. If you know anything about me you know I like food that is pretty AND delicious. Now, if it's somewhat easy to make, all the better. Here you go!
A plain old tuna fish sandwich doesn't need to be a plain old tuna fish sandwich. I've added a few flavors to this beauty that makes it taste like just a little bit of heaven. Nothing HAS to be ordinary so give this one a try. It's quite delicious and you might get hooked!
It's called a Dutch baby and it's really quite wonderful. You don't have to be fancy to make this since I've already made all the mistakes for you, 4 Dutch Baby's ago, so now all you have to do is follow the simple steps outlined in this video and you will be a professional German pancake maker from the word go. Have fun with this. It's absolutely beautiful and bonus, it's so freaking good!
These are simply delicious and so easy to make with ingredients I'm quite sure you already have in your kitchen. Do you have white bread and apples? Well then you're most of the way home. Click on the link to find out how to put together this quick and delicious breakfast and don't forget, an apple a day keeps a doctor away and we can sure use a little extra health help these days.
To call this stuffed rolled meat is not very romantic but that's exactly what it is. This is how you take a very flavorful flank steak and make it beautiful, tender and tasty. Serve this with the homemade basic bread and the Ricotta Cavatelli and you will all send me a thank you note in the morning. You're welcome.
Now you can have piping hot, crispy homemade bread in 3 1/2 hours if you put together a few ingredients this morning. I have been searching for a recipe like this for years and failing miserably until now. Now you can now be the hero of your family by preparing this easy to follow recipe. Is there anything really better than piping hot bread right out of the oven? I'll answer that for you. NO, there is not!
Within 30 minutes you can make fresh pasta from scratch for a hungry hungry family. This is a very Italian dish and it is infinitely changeable. You can add sausage and meatballs, you can add so many different types of sauces but starting with a fresh homemade pasta is a brilliant beginning. You're going to love this one in folks!
From the very beginning I did not think I had the skills to pull off this unbelievably delicious and beautiful bread but I was wrong. I have been wrong before you know and this time, I was really wrong. It was easy and delicious and you too can make this in your kitchen as well. Imagination is a wonderful thing!
This delicious cold soup comes courtesy of Chris Fisher, the talented chef husband of Amy Schumer and oh sweet Jesus, is it delicious. Every now and again I'd like to tuck something healthy and delicious in with something unhealthy and delicious and this is the result of that pattern. You're going to absolutely love this!!
You don't need any kitchen particular kitchen skills to make this extraordinary dessert but you do need a sweet tooth. The hardest part is going to be waiting there 4 hours it takes to set up in the fridge but I have complete faith in you. You can do it! It is so worth the wait.
Wouldn't it be great to get a standing ovation every morning because you've presented your family with the most extraordinary breakfast for no reason whatsoever other than you love them and they deserve it? Yes, I think that would be wonderful and this could do it for you. We all love French Toast and now you can do it with a flair and much more easily than the mess you would normally make in the morning. I love this recipe and I know you will too. It's sweet and cheesy and stuffed with love. Don't we all deserve it?
I am a cheese lover but every once there comes along a vegan version of some of my favorite foods and this is one of those. You will not even believe that there's not actual cheese in this 100% vegetarian sauce. You must try it out if for no other reason then to be stunned and amazed at how delicious it is. Bon appétit everybody!
I must confess, I never was a fan until my niece Jessica gave me her recipe for these moist, delicious and fully flavored turkey burgers. After all, good health does not have to be flavorless and since birds are better for you than beef apparently, you can enjoy this outstanding recipe without guilt. And, since you're being so responsible with this main dish may I suggest that you follow it up with some cinnamon rolls or buttermilk biscuits. Scroll down, they're all there and, you're welcome!
Did you ever think you could just make fresh bread whenever you felt like it? Now you can if you make it a habit to keep active dry yeast in your pantry at all times and just a little bit of sweetened condensed milk. Who doesn't have that stuff hanging around? you should, ya know. Enjoy this easy to make and beautiful bread recipe. Make it with your friends in a zoom call and then enjoy it together. We should be hugging each other in person again soon. At least that's what I'm hoping for. Bon appétit!
I think we can all agree that this is one of the finest foods ever invented and now, I have finally perfected an easy, homemade, outrageously delicious cinnamon roll. I've tried for years to do this properly and, the day has finelly come! Don't be afraid of baking kids and stop buying those store-bought rolls from tubes. You can make this yourself easily and successfully. Hell, if I can do it, you can most certainly do it! Bon appétit .
This is what happens when I am able to combine my love of great food with my love of great old people! Marie and I go back at least 20 years and she is a treasured member of my tribe. She shares with us her recipe for homemade fig cookies and now you can add these to your families is your recipes. Please enjoy our video creation. The full recipe can be printed out from my YouTube channel. Bon appétit!
It can't be cookies, cakes and sweetness all the time but every now and again, I must share a wonderful salad that combines a bunch of weird ingredients that you wouldn't think go together but, in fact, they do! My niece, Megan, taught me about the wonders of Farro and when it's combuned with arugula, mint and parsley, plus a few other wonderful ingredients.... voilà! Enjoy those kids. It's quite extraordinary.
Sometimes you just have to have a Sandwich from your childhood and these two are favorites from mine. Can't eat like this every day, hence the Cardiologist on speed dial, but, every once in a a while, I think it's just fine! Do this now and again and you will send me a thank you note.
...and when I say PERFECT, I mean perfect! These are light and airy and full of goodness. It comes from a recipe perfected by the Amish people and when have they ever steered us wrong? Go make these cookies people. They're spectacular!
You know, we all try to be healthy but sometimes you just need massive quantities of carbs for supreme happiness. Today I give you three awesome recipes, easy, delicious and spectacular. Shrimp fried rice, potato latkes and deep fried potato skins. Could we possibly want anything else?
Do you have to hide super foods or vegetables to get your kids to eat them? If so, here is a wonderful pancake that will hide Sweet Potatoes or Broccoli or Spinach or Kale and nobody is the wiser. You're going to send me a thank you note for this one!
While recovering from surgery the very best medicine turns out to be Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with Marscapone Icing and Shark week. My darling niece Maddie not only helps me get around but she bakes like a pro and shares her skills with all of us. Settle in and have fun with this. We had much to discuss.
Here is a very special treat for you. An easy, full fat, ridiculously delicious New York style crumb cake with my guest chef, Maddie Murphy. Put your diet on the back burner for today and treat yourself. You've earned this!
This one is going to delight you. It's a clever way to add creamy vegetables to a delicious and easy pasta dish that even people who don't like vegetables are going to adore! I'm using broccoli cauliflower and sweet onions and may I just say, OMG! Not a fan of green you say? OK how about beige. Substitute the cauliflower and the broccoli for Shiitake mushrooms and once again, OMG!
Can't decide what flavor of pie to bake? I can solve that problem for you in a second. I made three flavors of pie in one tart pan. Wait, what? You heard me right. This is a simple and beautiful and delicious recipe that you really should be making today. Don't put off until tomorrow what should be done today.
Chicken is chicken, right? Not too much changes about a chicken except what it swims in until you get to this venerable dish invented by my dad! Secret ingrediants?? Garlic, oregano and vinager! Now, before you thumb your nose at this wierd combo, YOU MUST TRY. It's awesome! It was a staple at our table glowing up and it's slated to be a staple for you too.
"In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight". Either baking or frying, this video shows you an easy way to master a kitchen skill that will delight the entire family. Any sauce you choose would likely be compatible but today I'm using a creamy garlic sauce. Mmmmm Yum!
It's decadent, it's delicious, don't question this fact, it's fattening, it's evil (but what a way to go) and it's also the most awesome thing you've ever eaten, not to put too fine a point on it. The sauce is the key. It's also only four ingredients plus Fettuccine. Intrigued?
Well, we did finally get around to cooking but we spent most of our time together singing and laughing. Food and music do go together like chocolate and peanut butter, girls and boys, cats and dogs, money and happiness, Medicare and seniors, but I digress. Have fun with this kids.
My nephew, Yuri is wild about the jerky and, truth be told, so am I. But, it's so darn expensive. Now, you can make tender, sweet and spicy jerky yourself and it is much more delicious, fun to do and a heck of a lot cheaper. Bon appétit. Yes, another standing ovation.
I have addicted everybody to this recipe and they've all thanked me for it. It can be piping hot and on your table within 30 minutes of waking up. Do a few extra sit ups after you wipe out the entire pan of biscuits (because you will) and everything will be all right with the world.
What a crowd pleaser this one is.... Your family will give you a standing ovation and the entire afternoon off when this is what you're serving for breakfast. You're welcome.
Back in old Italy, after all the fun was had in the Cat House, in the wee hours of morning when the fellas got hungry and they would want some food. So, the ladies would retreat to the kitchen, make a big pot of pasta and throw everything they had at it. This became lovingly known as Whores Pasta and it is a staple in every Italian household. You're going to love it!
Have you ever failed miserably at a recipe, been devastated and just wanted to toss it out? Now you don't have to! I understand and have been there many times myself but,now here is a yummy way to turn your failures into something spectacular.
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