The Perfect Meal

                                                 Everyone has that one favorite meal, you know the one I’m talking about. It’s your old reliable, your company is coming for dinner meal, the one that never fails to please, that you like to make and everyone else likes to eat. This is that meal for me, my grandmother made it, my mother…

Celebrating National Dog Day

                           August 26th is National Dog Day. It also happens to be my birthday which is pretty appropriate since I am a true dog lover. Often referred to as “man’s best friend”, those of us who own a dog can attest to how…

The Best Zucchini Fritters That You Will Ever Eat!

I grew up eating some pretty weird stuff but I’m Italian so it comes with the territory. One of these “weird things” to which I refer was “”pitticelle” which was a fritter made out of zucchini flowers and grated zucchini.  My mother would often use just the zucchini flowers dipped in a batter and fried….

Our Family’s Chicken Cacciatore

This popular Italian dish is often referred to as “Hunter’s Style Chicken” because the word cacciatore means hunter and is often the same method used for wild game brought home by hunters such as rabbit. It is a delicious dish that can be served in many different ways. It makes a great company meal as…

The Most Refreshing Summer Beverage

      No one will dispute the health benefits of drinking green tea. In fact it is often referred to as the healthiest drink one can have. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that benefit the body in numerous ways. According to Webmd, green tea has been shown to improve blood flow which…

Life Changing Pancakes

    Throughout my life I have fought the internal battle between eating what I enjoy or something that’s healthy. Rarely did the two things coincide.Pancakes existed in the enjoyment column which means I really didn’t get to enjoy them all that often! Until recently, I was determined to develop a recipe for pancakes that…

Ferraro Foods 2016 Spring Food Show

     On April 26, 2016 I died and went to heaven. Okay, not really but it sure felt like it. These people really know how to put on a show! It was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. For those of you who may not know, Ferraro Foods is a premier food…

A Trip to Arthur Ave. and Calabria Pork Store

      According to Wikipedia, Arthur Avenue is a street in the Belmont section of the Bronx and New York City’s northernmost borough.     According to me , Arthur Ave. in the Bronx is a foodie’s paradise and should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is a step back in time to when…

Arancini-Italian Rice Balls

        Arancini are balls of rice that are stuffed or combined with a filling, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried.They are typically formed like the size of a small orange, hence the name “arancini”.They originated in Sicily but are enjoyed throughout Italy. In this recipe ,which has been passed down in my…

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Daxxon Restaurant

      Monday , February 8th is Chinese New Year 2016. Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of the 12 animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac.  Just as our calendar is divided into 12 months, the Chinese Zodiac is divided into 12 years. Each year is associated with an animal: rat,…