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Caramel Apple Crisp Is On The Dessert Menu Tonight!

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Last November I created and posted this recipe…It’s become a fall favorite in our home…If you love caramel apples, and apple crisp, this is a must try recipe! I can’t wait to serve it for dessert tonight with a scoop of Vanilla Bean Gelato! 

Caramel Apple Crisp

Crumble Topping Ingredients

2 ½ cups flour

1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

1 ½ stick cold unsalted butter cut into bite size pieces

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon each cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Crumble Step by Step

1. In medium mixing bowl, combine all crumble ingredients

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2. Using pastry cutter, work butter into dry ingredients until crumbly dry texture is achieved; reserve


Caramel Sauce Ingredients

12 Gala Apples

2 cup granulated sugar

2 stick unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon

2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

4 tablespoon dark molasses

Step By Step

1. Using 1 tablespoon butter grease13x9x2 glass baking dish, set aside

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2. Peel, core and slice apples 1/8 inch thickness; reserve in mixing bowl

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3. Combine sugar, butter, vanilla bean paste, and molasses in medium sauce pan

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4. Warm over low heat until sugar and butter completely dissolve and mixture is bubbling, boil 5-7 minutes

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5. Pour over reserve apples; mix well; transfer to prepared buttered baking dish

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6.  Arrange reserved crumble mixture evenly over apples

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3.  In preheated 375 degree oven, bake 35 minutes or until apples are fork tender

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4.  Cool 10 minutes; serve with whipped cream, or ice cream

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DCS/Fisher Paykal Stands Behind Their Products with the Help Of Authorized Vesoc Inc. Repair Service

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George from Vesco Inc. High End Appliance Repair Services, an official DCS/Fisher Paykal  authorized repair service company Is “My New Kitchen Savior!”

Yesterday I had a reassuring phone conversation with Kevin from Vesco Inc. about my urgent need to have my DCS/Fisher Paykal appliances back in working order STAT! Kevin promised to have George his best service repair employee at my home today between 10:30-12:00 and also promised that Vesco Inc. would do what ever it takes to get “Sista Felicia’s Kitchen” back up and running in time to rock out some new “Holiday Recipes & Online Videos.” This morning pricelessly at 10:30 am Coconut began barking like crazy by the front door as George walked towards our entryway holding his black tool chest . After quickly glancing at my cell phone for the time, I  thought to myself, wow it’s 10:30, this service appointment is definitely off to good a start. As Coconut and I led George to the kitchen, I asked George if Kevin or the customer service department at DCS/Fisher Paykal had explained to him that  I and GMG’s 65,000 Plus daily viewers anxiously await a working kitchen!


Stand by for an update on a the progress of a fully working DCS/Fisher Paykal kitchen next week when George returns with needed parts and further service repairs!

***I highly recommend using Vesco Inc. for service on any High End Kitchen Appliances!**


Sista Felicia’s Fall Twist On The Traditional Christmas Cucciadatta Cookie



IMG_4935Some say it’s bad luck to break family tradition…but there is always an exception to breaking tradition when the reason truly makes sense, right?  I think the “Fall Theme” sprinkle adornments justifies these traditional Christmas Cookie Delights early appearance on any sweet table this fall! After all, we did officially have our first snow fall yesterday making it feel more like we should be preparing for Christmas rather then Thanksgiving!  


Fall Cucciadatta Cookies

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Bones Of The Dead Cookies Ready For All Saints & All Souls’ Day!


Don’t Forget to leave your shoes by the front door tonight. Tomorrow begins the celebration of All Saints & All Souls’ Day. See pages 112 & 113 in my cookbook Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen for details of my family’s Sicilian tradition and Bones Of The Dead Cookie “Nucatuli” Recipe.

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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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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! 





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!



Sista’s Favorite Kitchen Gadget of the week



Silicone Omelet Mold by Le’Kue’


Silicone Omelet mold by Le’Kue’, is quite handy during the early morning rush of getting son BJ and husband Barry out the door on time to beat the rout 128 traffic.  At the start of this school year I began fixing BJ and St. Barry “to go” breakfast wraps per their request.  This morning ritual of preparing a hot “to go” breakfast, followed by the quick ‘kiss, kiss, have a good day, here is your warm breakfast, enjoy, wave goodbye close the door,” left me with the not so joyful sink of dirty cooking equipment each morning.

Two weeks ago while washing at the sink, a flash back of a microwave cooking demonstration I attended with my mother, back in the day when Microwaves were the new “Must Have” Kitchen Gadget of the times. The fast, no fuss little mess style cooking revolutionized kitchen around the world. 


I remembered watching scrabbled eggs cook in a glass Pyrex liquid measuring cup quickly, effortlessly, and with little mess within minute’s right in the aisle of the appliance store. The very next morning, happened to be a Saturday, and I decided to replicate that same microwave egg demonstration to son BJ. He thought it was a genius approach of cooking fast with little mess to clean, and was happy with the results. For the next several days their “to go” breakfast wraps and sandwiches were prepared in this fashion, until I scored this nifty silicone omelet gadget made by Le’Kue’ on clearance for $8.00 in Marshalls the other day. This Silicone Omelet mold by Le’Kue’ has definitely made my morning job of fixing a hot “To Go” breakfast for my boys a lot faster and easier. I definitely give this kitchen gadget a two thumbs up for the ease of preparing eggs in an omelet style via the microwave.  

*Note~ Our fist omelet was prepared following the manufactures instructions, of whisking ingredients together before pouring into the silicone mold, but that process resulted in 3 things to clean measuring cup, whisking tool, and silicon mold. I shorten the cleaning item list to 2 by add and whisking all ingredients together in the silicone mold itself just prior to cooking. 

If you like omelet style eggs and find your morning too busy to deal with “cooking” that requires your undivided attention so you don’t burn the house down, find yourself a Le’Kue’ Omelete mold Stat!

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Bluberry Cheese Danish


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 Blueberry Cheese Danish

Puff Pastry and preserved james are staple ingredient, in my freezer and pantry year round. This is one of my favorite go to quick and easy breakfast, brunch, or coffee time recipes, that I have been making for years. This puff pastry delight can easily be whipped up and served  in under an hour!


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