Tag Archives: Sista Felicia

Spinach Risotto

Spinach Risotto, a perfect dish to serve on cold winter nights. Risotto is one of the items that can always be found in my pantry. I reach for it often during busy holiday seasons.  Risotto is easy to prepare, makes a hearty meal on its own, and … Continue reading

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The Honorable Judges

We have some great cookie bakers, judges and prizes lined up for this Saturday’s Season’s Best Cookie Competition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck during our Winter Solstice Party from 2-4:00.  This also happens to be Mayor Carolyn Kirk’s … Continue reading

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CUCCIADATTA COOKIES ~ Christmas Fig Cookies Sicilain Style

CUCCIADATTA COOKIES It simply would not be Christmas in a Sicilian home without Cucciadatta Cookies on the table. Each year on December 19 the ladies in our family reconvene in my kitchen to prepare Pinulata and Cucciadatta Cookies, two very special … Continue reading

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Gloucester Housewives Christmas Party Photos

Last night the Gloucester Housewives, Lillian LoGrasso, Sabrina Alves Giordano , Nina Randazzo, Christine Guarrasi DaSilva, Cinsia Ciolino, and Josie Ferrara Martell hosted their annual Christmas Party at Cruisport Gloucester. Early yesterday, Lillian LoGrasso made a public announcement that the weather forecast for … Continue reading

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Italian Nacho Dessert Dip

Delicious and fun twist on traditional Italian Cannoli…makes a perfect dessert dip for holiday gatherings. Italian Nachos Ingredients 1 cup Mascarpone Cheese 3 cups fresh Ricotta Cheese ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla powder (can substitute ½ teaspoon vanilla pure extract) ½ … Continue reading

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Treats From Sista’s Kitchen For GMG Holiday Party Tonight!

Looking Forward to celebrating with GMG FOB’s Tonight at Bodin Historic Photo on Main Street in Gloucester. Just packed up some delights highlighted in this months Cape Ann Magazine ! Italian Nachos Sista Felicia’s Holiday Torrone Candy Hope to see you there tonight!

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Tommorrow is St Lucia Day…Soak Your Wheat Berries Tonight

St. Lucia Pudding is traditionally served in Sicilian homes on December 13th, Santa Lucia Day. I have my Wheat Berries soaking do you? Ingredients 4 cups wheat berries, soaked in water overnight 8 cups whole milk 2 cups sugar 8 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Tis The Season For Dinner, Drinks, And Dancing!

The Gloucester Housewives extend an invitation to all! This Saturday evening for a night of Holiday Cheer at Cruisport Gloucester. … Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing and “OPEN BAR” ! Hottest tickets in town !

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Panini Time!

Sista Felicia’s Tuscan Panini Ingredients 2 slices Artisan Rustic Tuscan Bread 2 slices Prosciutto 8 pieces pre-sliced Mozzarella 1 tomato cut into slices 3- fresh basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon Atlantic SaltWorks Tuscan Blend 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon olive oil … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup

  Minestrone Soup Ingredient 1/4 cup olive oil (plus 2 tablespoons) 5 large garlic cloves minced 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced onion 2 cups diced celery 1 Bayleaf 1 teaspoon kosher salt (plus 1 teaspoon) 1 teaspoon freshly ground … Continue reading

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Top Neck Stuffed Clams

The Ultimate Appetizer of all times! For years Stuffed Top Neck Clams have been the highlight of our holiday feast. It’s become tradition for the men in the family to gather around my kitchen island to prepare the clams for … Continue reading

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Breaking News…The Cave Cheese Shop Is Now Selling “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia,Harvest”

 Sunday afternoon Laura Cramer owner of The Cave Cheese Shop on Main Street here in Gloucester, reached out to  me after a patron shopping in her store informed her that he had just heard on the GMG Sunday Morning Pod Cast with GMG Chief … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Look who is the latest GMG Cook! Re-Elected Ward 3 City Of Gloucester Councilor Steven LeBlanc Jr.  is the latest GMG Cook Steven writes~ ” I made your cranberry orange tort and it came out AWESOME!!!!! It was soooo tasty!!!! … Continue reading

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GloucesterCast 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes

GloucesterCast Taped 12/1/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Toby Pett and Amandacakes Topics Include: Family Cookie Day, Turducken, ChromeCast, Downtown Gloucester Ladies Night, The Hive Gift Wrapping Service, Buoy Painting, Lobster Trap Tree, Rockland Maine’s Lobster Trap Spike, Favorite … Continue reading

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“Gifts Of Gold”…The Gift That Keeps on Giving

 On the eve of Thanksgiving while prepping my families feast, I received another “Gift Of Gold!” A Photo taken back in late October with photographer Allegra k. Boverman and reporter/writer Gail McCarthy from Gloucester Daily Times & Cape Ann Magazine was publically announced to have been chosen for the … Continue reading

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Turkey Pot Pie

Yes I too will be serving up the traditional Thanksgiving day after turkey sandwich for lunch today, but tonight I will be serving Turkey Pot Pie, a family favorite! Who doesn’t like a Turkey Pot Pie the day after Thanksgiving for dinner? It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From Sista’s Kitchen

Wishing You & Yours A Happy Thanksgiving ! We began our Turkey Day with Grandpa Joe Italian Donuts, Grandma Felicia Apple Spice Cake, Sausage Soufflé, & Baked French Toast! Morning Pie making… Time to flip the Turkey breast side up…Its … Continue reading

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Did You Make Olive Cunsati For Thanksgiving Yet?

I know in our family it would be a holiday without  Olive Cunsati on the table. I made it this morning after visiting Joe Virgilio at his family run Italian Bakery here in Gloucester on Main Street….There is still plenty of … Continue reading

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Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge Caramel Candy

Last week Joey and I received this tweet from a new company located in Salem Massachusetts, about their new  sea salt product line. This Recipe had already been swirling in my head after a friend of my mother’s recently shared with her a box … Continue reading

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Coconut Loves Her Sunday Dinner

Christmas eight years ago, an elf dressed in traditional elf attire, holding a red velvet pocketbook, knocked at our backdoor with special delivery from Santa for a little girl named Amanda. After the screaming and yelling caused by the excitement … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Tort

 A perfect recipe for Thanksgiving…Its easy to prepare, and it makes two! Cranberry Orange Torte  Ingredients ¾ cup salted butter softened 1½ cups granulated sugar, plus ¼ cup 1  12oz. bag fresh cranberries 1 cup flour 2 large eggs 1 … Continue reading

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A Fun Day Sharing “Gifts Of Gold”

Yesterday began with a visit from Radio Talk show hosts, Aurelia Nelson from Nothshore 104.9 Sunday Morning “CurtainUp” and National Radio Talk show host Tonia King from “Creative Voice & Media, Tonia’s Kitchen”. Both joined me in my kitchen for a late afternoon luncheon to … Continue reading

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Sista Felicia Out and About

Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan to Speak at Pigeon Cove Circle on November 21 Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan, known to her many followers as Sista Felicia, has written her first cookbook commemorates her family’s Sicilian traditions, lost recipes, and authentic dishes. Gifts of … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Yesterday a package was waiting by my doorstep when I arrived home from Boston. I knew exactly what inside! Columbian candy and a case of Cinnamon Ceylon Sticks from our friends in Columbia. Several years ago we hosted a young girl from Armenia … Continue reading

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Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Perfect appetizer for Sunday Football, and holiday gatherings! Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Ingredients 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, soften 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 6 bacon strips, cooked and chopped into small bite-size pieces 2 scallions, cut into ⅛ … Continue reading

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