Author Archives: Sista Felicia

Did You Know Today is National Candy Corn Day?




When son BJ, nieces Eloise and  Madeline, helped create a Candy Corn Birthday Cake for Joey’s Birthday dinner celebration last night, I had no idea today was National Candy Corn Day…Did You?


Candy Corns are available in many flavors,…Which is your favorite? How do you enjoy Candy Corns this time of year…Send me your creative photos and ideas using Candy Corns!


 Monster Mac & Cheese made a Spooktacular main dish served last night …Recipe will be highlighted in tomorrows Sista’s Dish Post 

Click see more for photos from brother Joey’s Halloween Theme Birthday Dinner/ Party

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Sista Felicia’s Epic Failed Kitchen Gadget Of The Week!


IMG_4475Today the dust just began to settle after a very stressful couple of weeks with our daughter who suddenly took ill. This afternoon I was so looking forward to curling up on the couch with my computer, and a snack to compose a “Sista’s Dish” post explaining my recent daily absence on GMG and gratitude for the amazing family and friends that helped through a very difficult ordeal with our daughter Amanda’s admittance for treatment at Boston’s Children’s Hospital for a very serious ear abscess. 


Recently, I found this nifty (“so I thought”), Microwave popcorn popper at Marshalls, for $4.99.  Being physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted, I thought I cut out the physical labor of having to wash the pot and lid I usually use to make freshly popped popcorn, and test out the “Joie” Microwave Popcorn Maker, sitting in my pantry still in it’s box.  What A Big Mistake that was………………….

IMG_4476In less then the manufactures instructed 3 minutes, billows of black smoke streamed out of my microwave, filling the  kitchen with thick black smoke that then set the fire alarms off. Not only did the popcorn not pop and burn the container melted too!  So much for relaxing!


…and would very much appreciate any recommended remedies for getting the stench of “BURNT POPCORN” out of my house and microwave!


Joey C Live w/ Comedian Gallagher In Sista Felicia’s Kitchen


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Comedian Gallagher gives ” Grandma Felicia’s Apple Spice Cake a ” Two Thumbs Up”.. Recipe featured In my cookbook ” Gifts of Gold”

Gloucester High School 2nd Annual Shopping Night Extravaganza Fundraiser


Hi Everyone! This is Lillian LoGrasso and I’m excited to host my 2nd Shopping Night Extravaganza at the Cruiseport Gloucester on Friday, November 21st, 2014! Last year I had this fundraiser for my daughter and her classmates that went to Italy and it was a huge success! This fundraiser is for the Gloucester High School students that are traveling with the school to Italy and France during April Vacation in 2015! The fundraiser helps ALL the kids go that want to go and experience this amazing opportunity! The Shopping Night Extravaganza will include over 20 amazing vendors for you to shop with all in one night! There will be a fun DJ and a cash bar so you can enjoy a cocktail while you shop! THE BEST PART IS FREE ADMISSION!!! There will be tons and tons of raffle prizes for you to buy tickets for!!! And a 50/50! So girls and guys, Mark your calendars and bring all your friends and family!!! Remember all the money goes to the the kids so bring your big wallets!! hahaha Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you all xoxo Lil

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At The End Of Every Rainbow Is A Shot Of Limoncello


Live From North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS

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Today 45 family and friends of the late Barbara Reynolds are walking along side Barbara’s beautiful family in The North Shore Walk To Defeat ALS in Hamilton MA.

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My dear friend Tanya Reynolds Frost, daughter of Barbara Reynolds has spent the past two months organizing a team in her mother’s memory to raise money and awareness for ALS. Barbara lost her battle against ALS last month on September 4, 2014.  To make a donation to the ALS Foundation in Barbara Reynolds name, Click on the link below and donate under the team name  “Barbara’s Brigade.”

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Italian Donuts & Cappuccino with Gloucester Historian Ronald H. Gilson

PrintIMG_3410This morning our dear family friend and Gloucester Historian Ronald H. Gilson stopped by for a visit with a personally signed copy of his book “An Island no More” and a copy of a new released book he was involved in supplying his knowledge about World War II  and  Gloucester’s fishing fleet for the book  “Battle Stars for the “Cactus Navy”” written by David D Bruhn for a history project daughter Amanda is currently researching. While enjoying warm cappuccino and a warm batch of Italian ricotta Donuts, Ron treated us to stories from his youth growing up on Cape Ann’s coastline during World War II “Battle of The Atlantic” and Gloucester working water front.


Ron, thank you for your friendship, compelling historical stories and thoughtful gift. We enjoyed every moment of your visit this morning! 





Italian Sausage Pepper & Onion Sandwich

Saturday Mom & I Made a special trip to Joe Pace & Sons in Saugus Ma. to stock up on some of our favorite Italian ingredients which included a few pounds of Italian small link sausage! Within minutes of arriving home the Zizzita (sausage) peppers and onions were fried and fixed between freshly Sliced Sclafani Italian Bread. Zizzita Sandwiches are easy to prepare and make a delicious meal or snack anytime of day!









Live Fantasy Football/Sunday Dinner At The Kimberley’s

Crab Scampi Sunday Dinner!

Holiday Cooking is in Jeopardy…Someone Notify DCS/Fisher Paykal STAT




What is going on with my DCS/Fisher Paykel appliance’s? 


The timing of this couldn’t have come at a worse time of year. This is the season to bake, and prepare for the holidays. The time of year my kitchen gets the most use.  I absolutely love my DCS/ Fisher Paykal appliances, they are by far my most favorite and most used appliance’s in my kitchen…they were my Best friends throughout the creation of  my cookbook “Gifts of Gold  In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest.”  After hours of reaserch and several phone calls, per the recommendation of DCS, St. Barry took the control panel out of the ovens yesterday and shipped it off to DCS for service,….and we can’t find anyone in our area to service the grill or dishwasher. DCS/FISHER PAYKAL Please HELP!!!!! 

Grilled Steak Salad

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Are you looking for a new tasty way to serve leftover grilled steak? Today’s easy Step-by-Step recipe will transform any cut of leftover grilled steak into a delicious steak salad lunch for the next day!

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Time To Add The Meatballs To The Sunday Sauce”Sugu”



Time to add the meatballs!



Live from the Neil & Bridget Mathews Homemade Wine Grape Stomping Party!

500 lbs. Nero d’ Avola Grapes Officially Stomped !

Live From Sears Parking Lot At The Riverdale Rocket Carwah

CAR WASH Rocket cheerleaders fundraiser today 10-2 sears parking lot on Eastern Avenue rain or shine.Sto by for a car wash and support the Riverdale Rocket organization ! 💚💛💗💛💚


Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup



Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup


Last night I developed this recipe with items on hand in my pantry.  The family gave it a double thumbs up, and recommended I write down what I did before I forgot!…Little did they all know , I had already done so! After cleaning up the dishes last night, I decided to post a photo of last night meal on my Facebook feed. Within a few hours I received several request for the recipe… Today I’m sharing my newest soup creation. I highly recommend warming up the family tonight with this easy to prepare, Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup. It makes a perfect hardy healthy meal that’s packed with a combination of delicious flavors!   Hope you enjoy! Please share the link and don’t forget to send me your photos for Sista’s Dish Weekly GMG Cooks post!
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