Friday, May 31, 2013

Italian "Stallion" Hero

I love sandwich night. We do it in our house quite often for a quick and easy dinner. I also like to make this sandwich on beach days. Its perfect sliced up and packed in the cooler. This is the sandwich to make when you want an attention grabber. At a good Italian delicatessen, you will be able to find the peppers and sliced meats as well as a crusty loaf that will hold all the fixings. It's all in the bread you choose as well. Good bread is important. Heck any bread is important when you are a carboholic!  
Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chicken Francaise

Hi Everyone! Sorry for the slight interruption of posting; life seemed to get in the way. This time of year is very busy for me. Between the kids school activities and work I just an never get enough spare time. Today I have managed to find some. Now onto to the recipe. I love this dish. It's just so bright and fresh. Not to mention easy to make! I lightened it up a bit by taking away the egg batter by just using a dusting of flour similar to a chicken picatta minus the capers.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


 This day holds a place in my heart not only because many of my friends and family members have been and still are in the military; but also so many men and women have continued to fight for our freedom.  
Memorial Day is all about the bravery of those who have protected us and a day to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces including my Dad who is a Vietnam Veteran. This is a picture of my son circa 2005 when he visited a family friend who is a U.S. Naval officer during fleet week in NYC. That is the biggest flag I have ever seen. Let alone hanging proudly off the side of a battleship. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sausage and Pepper Hero

It's suppose to be 75 degrees here in NY today. It's a bit cloudy but i'll deal with it. I just want some warm weather to stay! 
I love this sandwich. I really, really love this sandwich. The secret to this recipe is slow roasting the sausage and the addition of the roasted peppers. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Favorite Layered Salad

Tis the season for salads! Everyone wants to be thinner for the summer. I saw this salad on TV and fell in love. Let me just tell ya it did not disappoint  I had to  make a few adjustments but over all it was great! I hope all the mammies out there had a fantastic Mothers Day.
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Raspberry and Peach Parfait for a Sunny Mother's Day Morning (Guest Post)

I would like to introduce to you the fabulous Ms. Kendra Thorton. Kendra was kind enough to do a Mothers Day guest post with this delicious Raspberry and Peach Parfait. Below is a her introduction.

Hi there my name is Kendra Thorton, I am a Travel advocate, TV spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3. I am a long time travel expert who has been packing my bags and traveling the world since I was 3 months old! I've found my utmost desire in life is right here in my own home. This last post was inspired by my previous stay at a top Orlando hotel;  known for their fabulous and decadent treats! I have mixed my excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine to my own home with some of these unique recipes. Enjoy!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Panini

How was everyone's weekend? Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
We did minus the Margaritas. I made some taco burgers, chiptole sweet potato fries and a tex mex salad with chiptole honey mustard dressing which was my favorite part. Now on to the recipe. Back to my other love, Italian food. This sandwich is amazing breaded chicken breast, fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers smeared with some pesto. Delish! 
Happy Monday!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Chorizo Fundido

 The awesome folks over at Corazonas recently contacted me for a review of their tortilla chips. In perfect time for Cinco de Mayo! I was sent of their flavors. Lightly Salted, Black Bean and Cheese, Squeeze of Lime. Well they were by far the best tortilla chips I have even eaten. Not to mention they are healthy super healthy! My personal favorite was the Black Bean and cheese