Blog Posts by What's Cookin

  • The Story of 7 Fishes and Christmas Eve

    What's Cookin Italian Cuisine and 7 Fishes Blog Recipes (Click on title for recipes)

    A Traditional Italian Christmas Eve with 7 Fishes

    As long as I can remember Grandma Victoria and Grandpa John were the beginning of many family traditions. When they both came to this country from Italy, Rome Region, they had nothing, and soon they built their lives here together having several children who continued these family traditions and we were fortunate that our dad was one of them . As time went on, they have passed down to all of us kids these wonderful traditions and mom and dad made even more traditions of their we are that next generation to keep all these wonderful traditions going .... many memories of years gone by, but the great times will continue on through the next generation and families to come... A wonderful journey into our Italian Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to all…with love…

    Grandma Victoria Ferraro and Grandpa John Colenzo Where it all began......... Read More »from The Story of 7 Fishes and Christmas Eve
  • Farewell to Ed, Cancer Warrants No one~

    Memories, Farewell to Ed, R.I.P.

    Farewell to Ed, may the Angels hold you tight and keep you smiling now.

    My heart is sad for my two sons. Their dad passed away yesterday at 3pm, 9-11-2011

    Their Dad's favorite tv series of all time was the original Star Trek .

    I will be taking a break from blogging for a few days, this is a dedication to my two wonderful sons in the memory of their father during this sad time for them.

    Ed, lost his battle to cancer.
    9-11-2011 ... R.I.P. Ed.
    Ed sitting in the Captains Chair a dream come true


    R.I.P. Edwin Iffert
    2-27-1953 9-11-2011
    Live Long and Prosper in the next life
    Recently taken at Kennedy Spacecenter around two weeks before his passing, he had an absolutely fabulous day, got to sit in the Captains seat.
    Curt got to bring him here with VIP passes he got to see everything behind the
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  • 5 minute Bread Recipes and Aggression Cookies

    No Knead 5 minute Bread Recipes and Aggression Cookies

    The easiest bread you will ever make!

    The most versatile dough on the web!
       This dough is the most popular everywhere on the web! You can find hundreds of posts on this 5 minute bread and it's no wonder the bread is fabulous! Everyone that hasn't tried this bread before will marvel at the results. There was only one other recipe in my life that was easier than this one and we will talk about that later in this post.
    This dough makes at least 3 loaves of bread, 3 pan pizzas and even some left over for tomorrow with my crew. Tonight we decided on 2 pizzas, 1 bread with sesame seeds on top and tomorrow we will finish it up the rest of the dough. This dough that will last in the refrigerator for 14 days.
    Spinach, Slices of Tomato, Feta Cheese and Mozzarella
    Drizzled with Olive Oil and Minced Garlic On Top

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  • Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip with Toasted Pita Wedges Recipe

    Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip with Toasted Pita Wedges Recipe

    Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip with Parsley
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  • Healthy Broccoli Cornbread

    Broccoli Cornbread Recipe

    Click on title for Blog and more healthy recipes like this one
    Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble, helping to meet your needs for both types of fiber. But the story doesn't end with broccoli's rich array of nutrients. Broccoli provides a health bonus in the form of protective substances that may shield you from disease. Botanically, broccoli belongs to the cabbage family, collectively known as cruciferous vegetables.

    Health organizations have singled out cruciferous vegetables as must-have foods, recommending we eat them several times a week. Why? They are linked to lower rates of cancer.
    1 cup egg substitute 1/4 cup fat-free or part skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream 2 tablespoons margarine melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup no salt corn 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained 1 (8 1/2 ounce) package corn Read More »from Healthy Broccoli Cornbread
  • Chocolate on Chocolate Boston Cream Pie with Rum Ganache Glaze

    Chocolate on Chocolate Boston Cream Pie with Rum Ganache Glaze

    Today I had to make something special for the love of my life as we are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary. The best 11 years of my life, my best friend, my equal, my love is forever lasting. It's so unusual to have four straight stormy days here in Florida. I was so hoping for a clear day. I started out with cutting the cake in half wrong, so I made another one. Then I made a huge mess, so I will give you some tips about melting chocolate into hot heavy cream. Then when it rains it pours is the expression? Well it started pouring when I took this shot, so if you see bubbles or raindrops on this cake it won't surprise me! The good news is this one tasted just as I thought it would, decadent. It wasn't the best looking cake and it had it's ups and downs today, but in the end it's like a great marriage with imperfections. As long as there are more ups than downs, as life has it, well then we
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  • Baked Vanilla Donuts with Ganache

    Baked Vanilla Donuts Ganache

    Baked Vanilla Donuts with White Chocolate Ganache Glaze

    I just love my new donut pan! If you haven't tried baked donuts, they are so easy, light and actually fun even if you hate baking! I made the chocolate one's first this time these are a cinnamon vanilla flavor. (I put rum in the ganache) Here's a great recipe that actually came with the pan ....
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  • User post: A Tribute To Mikey Gone Too Soon Peanut Butter Pie

    Frozen Peanut Butter Cheese Pie Recipe Revised


    In Memory and Tribute to Mikey @InJenniesKitchen
    I originally made this recipe for my son's birthday, but after this tragic untimely death, I made this again today, for a sad tragic reason, a grieving wife's request. That request was to make Mikey's favorite pie and share it with the one you love... This one's for you Mikey, so sorry Jennie for your loss. Bless you all during this difficult time.. I am sharing with my family in his memory with tears and heartfelt sympathy. Her original recipe is on her site click above link. He was a father of two small little girls, a husband gone too soon from a massive heart attack, RIP Mikey, this one's for you.

    Here is a list that went around the Cyber world in his memory, hundreds of post:
    Peanut Butter Pies For Mikey
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  • Recipe in Review Summer Fun

    Recipes In Review Summer Fun Is Almost Over

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    Warm weather seems to bring out the best in all of us, we cook our favorite foods, visit our favorite places, hopefully have quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately it goes by way to fast. Hopefully you all have enjoyed every minute and it was an eventful summer. Living in Florida it's all year round. But school started this past Monday, so traffic is back to being unbelieveable in the mornings and for us, the feeling of summer, quiet and parties are pretty much over.

    We start thinking about holiday planning, here is some of the foods we had enjoyed with you here this year @What's Cookin', enjoy the rest of your summer everyone!

    These were the most viewed for the last two months ... thank you and enjoy the last month of summer! HAPPY COOKING :)

    How to prepare Broiled Lobster with Garlic Butter
    Italian Style Grilled Wings

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  • Upstate NY Style Shrimp Margarita Pizza

    Upstate NY Style Shrimp Margarita Pizza with Fresh Pizza Dough Recipe

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    One of my favorite all time pizza's is Margarita Pizza this was my mom's dough recipe, with our favorite topping! Her name was Margaret, coincidence? I see online some use a "H" in Margarita, sounded more like a Mexican name for an Italian Pizza.... either way I am ok with it ...(smile) So this one's for you Margaret, where ever you are up there... Love you always~ RIP Easy to make, nothing like homemade dough, especially if you use a heavy duty mixer... I cheat! Mom use to do everything by hand, it amazed me how light and perfect her dough was... nothing ever comes out quite like she made it.. She would have loved these toppings, shrimp was her favorite too... But you can put whatever you like on it... the original way is just fresh tomatoes and fresh basil... Read More »from Upstate NY Style Shrimp Margarita Pizza


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