When I was young, my mom would often make chocolate pudding. She’d use a box mix – My T Fine. And it was… mighty fine! But as time has
I celebrated my birthday this past week by heading to Broadway to see The Cher Show. If you get to New York City, definitely see it. What a great show!!
We’re gearing up for the 2019 Oscars® with these two hacks. This year’s Red Carpet Menu is awesome but these hacks will make achieving it that much easier! You’ll find
This has been an INCREDIBLE week! I had the distinct honor of being a guest on Episode 72 of the hit Facebook Live show “What’s the Story with Maria” starring
When I was a kid, I loved having a corn muffin. I’d toast it and add sweet butter. I considered it an indulgent breakfast. When I got to the age
As start getting ready for Thanksgiving, I thought you should have an easy app under your belt so your guests can stave off the munchies while waiting for the big
Pumpkin has become like Christmas… the marketing push starts in August… and it’s just not time yet. No… a thousand times NO! I like certain flavors and foods to herald
The weather is getting cooler. You can feel the hint of the cold weather to come and I am THRILLED! It puts a spring in my step and I get
Autumn is a welcome relief from the oppression of a summer filled with too many extremely hot and humid days. Although the weather hasn’t fully dipped into temperatures that harken
I often do cooking demonstrations/lessons at libraries throughout Westchester County in NY. Sometimes they are for an audience of young tweens/teens, which adds a challenge to creating the program. Besides
When I moved to my house, I was so excited. I could finally have a garden… grow things… eat from the land… be like my grandparents… yeah! Well, here’s how
Baby it’s HOT outside! We’ve been having some serious hot and humid weather in NY and, as I’ve said several times and will likely repeat over the life of this
HAPPY SUMMER! Yes, we are now officially into the very first day of Summer 2018. There is always so much promise of a great new season in the first days!
Ahhh love… ahhh Spring… ahhh… THE ROYAL WEDDING! It was a grand event. British nobility and American commoner. Worlds, cultures, races coming together figuratively and literally. Beautiful people, beautiful story.
Now we’re venturing into one of my all-time favorite vegetable dishes. Sautéeing a head of broccoli rabe is my go-to when I want a quick pasta dish or side for
Cooking with my cousin, Lisa Lombardi has become a regular thing! She challenged me to come up with a great garlic-y chicken recipe which I was more than happy to
Cooking with my cousin Lisa Lombardi is FUN so I did it again. We are cousins on our mothers side, sisters Margie the eldest and my mom, Antoinette (called Annette
Now that it’s Spring, I often think of my mom’s parents, Rose & Tony Giachello. Grandma’s favorite holiday was Easter and we spent every one with them until they were
Just when you think it’s Spring, you wake up to a MAJOR FLUFFY WHITE SNOW WORLD! Seems April Fools Day is one day late! Ha! I will never complain about
It was a FABULOUS Oscar season. I love the recipes from this year’s Red Carpet Menu! I’ve made Marmalade-y Bird Roasted Chicken with Orange Marmalade Glaze more in the last