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Bloody Mary Shrimp

Bloody Mary Shrimp

It’s official. I already know what I’m bringing to Christmas Eve 2013 for the Trombetta’s Feast of Seven (totally-not-traditional) Fishes. I made this Bloody Mary Shrimp appetizer because I needed something with a gorey name (and blood is gorey… more on this Friday: stay tuned!). We completely fell in love with this recipe as soon as … Continue reading

Grandma Rosie’s Zuchinni Patties

Grandma Rosie’s Zuchinni Patties

I’ve mentioned before that my family is Italian. So, obviously that means that my Grandma is a treasure trove of delicious recipes. One of my favorite Grandma Rosie Specialties is her Zucchini Patties. They are so good with a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs. A few weeks ago, I opened up my e mail … Continue reading

Perfect Bruschetta

Perfect Bruschetta

A big part of why I like to cook for myself is that I’m sort-of a picky eater. I’m not picky in the respect that I have a small culinary comfort zone (obviously)– I like trying different ethnic cuisines and flavors– but I am picky in that certain things have to be done just so for … Continue reading

Stuffed Banana Peppers

Stuffed Banana Peppers

Everybody who knows me, knows that the only reason I cook is to trick people into liking me. This is why I started cooking once-a-week for Yuseff and me. And why once-a-week turned into almost-every-night. So far, I do believe it’s been working. So every once and awhile I selflessly make something for Yuseff that … Continue reading

Here we go again: Spicy Jalepeno Boats

Here we go again: Spicy Jalepeno Boats

As you know (or maybe you don’t), I’ve been re-posting some of our favorite recipes with new-and-improved-photography-and-whatnot. I did it with Arugula, Prosciutto, and Melon Salad, and I did it again with Spinach Bacon Salad. Today, I’m doing it with a spicy little appetizer that’s perfect for turning up the heat at your next party! (Was … Continue reading

Crab Cake Balls

Crab Cake Balls

A few weeks ago, I promised that I would post my contribution to my family’s Christmas Eve Feast-of-Almost-Seven Fishes. And although Christmas Eve was almost a month ago, I think we can all agree that it’s always a good time for crab cake balls. My family is Italian, so around the holidays people are always … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Dip & Cocktail Crab Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip & Cocktail Crab Dip

Last night we celebrated the arrival of the New Year! We went to a party with some friends and brought along two dips– buffalo chicken dip and cocktail crab dip. These are both really simple to make and I usually have all of the ingredients at home already, so I can always throw them together at the … Continue reading

Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps

It’s finally December and 2011 is winding to a close. My eyes are contantly on my calendar and I’m counting down to Christmas and New Year’s! Obviously, I love the holidays and celebrating with friends and family, but I’m most excited to skip ahead to early January, when I’ll finally be finished with my Masters … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Hummus

Peanut Butter Hummus

I was in high school before I tried hummus for the first time, and I feel like I was really missing out for the first fifteen years of my life. Now, hummus is one of my favorite foods! Unfortunately, my little Marco does not share my love of hummus, because– let’s be frank– it has … Continue reading