Authentic Fried Israeli Falafel 

Here I am, an Italian-American trying to grasp the depths of an authentic Israeli Falafel recipe. Here is how I did it. I’ve turn to my favorite Falafel expert, and adapted from Joan Nathan’s book The Foods of Israel Today. Amazing book ! Read what Joan has to say about the authenticity of Falafel.  JoanContinue reading “Authentic Fried Israeli Falafel “

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Loaded – Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins!

Ingredients: 3-4 jalapeños 2 pounds small round baby potatoes, about 2 inches in size. 2 Tablespoons organic canola or vegetable oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 pound pancetta or center cut strip bacon, cooked crisp, drained of excess fat, and crumbled Garnish ToppingsContinue reading “Loaded – Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins!”

Pumpkin Spiced FlapJacks with Bacon Maple Butter

This recipe is best when made with fresh pumpkin puree. Pancakes won’t be so orange and the batter will result in a lighter, fluffier pancake. If pumpkins are not in season, or you are rushed for time– it’s fine to use canned pumpkin. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour or, all purpose flour orContinue reading “Pumpkin Spiced FlapJacks with Bacon Maple Butter”

French Onion Soup, from an Italian Nona’s Kitchen! 

Ingredients:  4-6 Tablespoons unsalted cold butter, divided 12 yellow onions. Peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch rings 1 Tablespoons good quality olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 -1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 6-8 cups the best quality, low-sodium beef broth 1 large bay leave 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 4 sprigs of fresh flatContinue reading “French Onion Soup, from an Italian Nona’s Kitchen! “

Spicy Gingered Chicken Bites, with Honey-Orange Glaze! 

These bite-sized appetizers own it! The flavor parings are a match made in food heaven – garlic, ginger, orange, and honey. Oooo yeah ! Perfect to carry off to a game day tailgate party!  Ingredients:  1/2 c local honey, warmed ever so slight  3 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger  2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice  1/4Continue reading “Spicy Gingered Chicken Bites, with Honey-Orange Glaze! “

Meatballs are all the rage! Here is one of my fun recipes you can make at home. Sunday Italian Meatballs- in a Spicy Red Sauce with Basil and Burrata!

Burrata  [boor-RAH-tuh] The name ‘burrata’ means ‘buttered’ in Italian. A delicious, rich, glossy-white, unripened cheese made by combining mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella – while the inside contains  creamy texture!  For the meatballs: 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground beef or veal 2 large eggs  1/2- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbsContinue reading “Meatballs are all the rage! Here is one of my fun recipes you can make at home. Sunday Italian Meatballs- in a Spicy Red Sauce with Basil and Burrata!”

It’s all about the dressing

Which dressing will your kids like best?

Veggie hide-and-seek

Do your kids get enough veggies? Consider hiding them as a way to introduce the new tastes.

Mac and Cheese surprise

Trying to sneak healthy things into your kid’s favorite foods? Yeah, we know. Give this a try.