Appetizer Meatballs and Homemade Sausage Skewer Recipe

Monday, February 27, 2017

If you have picky eaters and have to feed a crowd that are meat lovers, here are two great appetizers to make. To feed a large crowd this is the perfect solution Appetizer Meatballs and Homemade Sausage Skewers. You can make them homemade or store bought!

I bake mine but you can fry them if you wish. I prefer not standing over a hot stove and take the easy way out.

baked meatballs and sausage skewers on a stick


Grandma's Tuscan Garlic Bread

Sunday, February 19, 2017
In our family we are bread lovers. This is Grandma's Tuscan Garlic Bread (Fettunta) Recipe. Throughout the years, we make a simple garlic bread that was the traditional style my grandmother made while I was growing up.

As a child I still can remember the aroma of her homemade round and dense thick bread baking. the next day or so she would make this mouth watering garlic bread. If that was leftover, she would make homemade croutons! that was perfect with any stew or sauce based meal. Actually I can eat a whole plate of garlic bread and make a meal out of just bread.

That's a real bread lover! Check out the links below for Olive Tapenade and Dipping Herb Oil that goes perfectly with this Tuscan Garlic Bread!


Italian Baked Fried Lemon Chicken Cutlet

This is a classic easy to make baked fried lemon chicken. A healthier version from the fried cutlet recipe. This one has all the flavor of fried baked in the oven. A very delicious dish to serve family and guests. A great addition to a healthy weight loss diet.

Healthier Baked chicken with lemon and lemon zest that is fresh and delicious healthier baked not fried


Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine Cookbook

Thursday, February 16, 2017

During the last 8 years of blogging I am proud to offer you a chance to purchase my family's recipe cookbook.

The recipes are all inspired by the late: Mom, Margaret Fanelli Colenzo, Dad, Carmen Colenzo and Grandma Victoria Ferraro Colenzo all who inspired me to cook and this book.

They all taught me a little of everything I know about authentic cooking from the Regions their parents came from. Bari and Rome Italy.

cookbook collage photo Utica New York Inspired  Recipes


Strawberry No Bake Cream Pie

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This is my go to recipe when strawberries are in season. I love the freshness of this pie and the creamy texture. It's a true sign of spring and summer that brings a smile to every picnic and family gathering especially during the cooler times of the year. It always warms me up to think of the summer days ahead. This one is sure to cheer you up and it's no bake !!


Slow Cooker Pulled Bourbon Chicken Wing Sauce

Saturday, February 11, 2017
One of the easiest sandwich recipe for pulled chicken. The ingredients are usually always on hand in our home and after you make this they will be for you too. This recipe can feed a lot of people and great for family gatherings, picnics and game day! You will be asked for this recipe over and over again, it's very tasty!

slow cooker chicken in a bourbon sauce in a seeded bun toasted


Mom's East End Sausage Pasta Sauce Recipe

Friday, February 10, 2017
Well this has a little story behind the recipe. Back in my hometown, Utica New York and often called little Italy, my family made a special sauce with meat and fresh tomatoes. After simmering slow either on the stove top or using a slow cooker, you get this special over the top flavored bolognese style sauce. Of course she made her own homemade sausage, meatballs and sauce from scratch. You can adapt anyway you like it.
Served over linguine it's absolutely delicious.


Seafood Medley Linguine With White Clam Sauce

Sunday, February 5, 2017
This seafood medley linguine with white clam sauce is bursting with flavors. This dish is adorned by my family and seafood lovers everywhere!


Slow Cooker Italian Bottom Round Roast Recipe

If you have never tried cooking in a slow cooker, you are missing out on a easy delicious meal. This roast beef cut with a fork. Nothing else to do other than add some herbs, spices and some liquid and you will come home to a fabulous meal. They will think you cooked all day and made gourmet style beef.
We don't have to tell them the truth! You can make any sides your family loves but this goes great with mashed potatoes and corn.


Orange Cherry Chocolate Loaf

Friday, February 3, 2017

Classic flavors in this quick bread that never get old. Perfect with tea of coffee. Fresh orange, cherry and chocolate quick bread.'