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Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Leftovers After Black Friday Shopping With A Pecan Pie Cocktail ?


Enjoy your Thanksgiving Leftovers with a delicious Pecan Pie Cocktail!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers after Black Friday Shopping with a Pecan Pie Cocktail! @captjoe06 @pinnaclevodka

A video posted by Felicia Ciaramitaro-Mohan (@sistafelicia) on


Pecan Pie Cocktail


For rimming the glass:
½ cup crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs

¼ cup Honey

For the martini:
1 part Pinnacle Pecan Pie Vodka
2 parts Baileys Coffee Creamer French Vanilla

1 cup ice


1 Dip glass rim in honey; immediately dip in crushed graham cracker

2 In a shaker with ice, vigorously shake vodka and Baileys Coffee Creamer French Vanilla glass.
3 Strain & pour mixture into prepared graham cracker rimmed glasses; serve immediately

*Note~ Adult Beverage 21 years & older; Contains Alcohol

Congratulations Joanne Frontiero! Your This Weeks GMG Cook Of The Week!


Early yesterday morning my Facebook Feed messenger was buzzing with cooking questions! Below is one of my favorites. Joanne Frontiero’s success story made my day! #CookingStep-By-Step with “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia;Harvest

Sista Felicia’s Turkey Hot-line…

I received this FB tag from friend Joanne Frontiero,”I Can Do This. Thank you for reminding me about the turkey recipe – Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan – it actually wasn’t so hard. The bird is in the oven!!! My first turkey ever… I feel so grown up!

Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan You can so do this girlfriend… My Turkey Recipe is foolproof!


Joanne Wojna Frontiero Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan… you know what? It was pretty easy…. turkey in for 2 hours, I am unsure how I am going to flip the 22 pound bird??? Any tips???

Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan Use 2 pair of long Kitchen tongs stick one in each end ( make sure you have oven mitts on your hands! You’ll be surprised it actually is not as hard as it seems
Joanne Wojna Frontiero I will let you know in 1 hour and 15 minutes…. wink emoticon

 Tanya Frost Anyone want to place bets she drops the bird?? Memory Layne Gnerre Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan?? Lol

 Joanne Wojna Frontiero I have faith in you!!
 Memory Layne Gnerre Jim Frontiero set up a webcam please

 Joanne Wojna Frontiero Getting nervous…. getting ready to flip the bird wink emoticon LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan update…?

 Joanne Wojna Frontiero I flipped the bird!!!
 Joanne Wojna Frontiero And it wasn’t too hard Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan!!!!! XO
 Tanya Frost Woohoo Time for a drink 🍷🍷cheers
Joanne Writes~ “Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan… your recipe was a hit, and my turkey was delicious. Moist and flavorful!!! My 1st ever Thanksgiving feast had two thumbs up from all. :)”


Omg, it was delish… turkey coma now… Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan , you made my family very very happy with your delish recipe! And . more . importantly I rocked this meal!!! Cheers!!! XO. Pics to come when I get off the couch.

Congrats Joanne! I’m thrilled to have had a small part in the preperstion of your first ever Thanksgiving Feast for your family! Happy Thankskgiving! 

Spicy String Beans with Toasted Sesame



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Spicy up Thanksgiving with this easy to prepare, side dish!  Last week I served these delicious green beans with a Roasted Asian Infused Turkey. The family gave both a two thumbs up!


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Asian Infused Turkey Brine


Stay Tuned for my new Recipe! Put an Asian Twist on the "Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey with an "Asian Infused" Turkey Brine!

A video posted by Felicia Ciaramitaro-Mohan (@sistafelicia) on

Click on above photo for short video tutorial

Who knew passing the refrigerator case with fresh turkey’s during my routine Sunday morning shopping trip to Market Basket yesterday would be the cure to my sadness of not hosting this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday!  

Just Back from vacation, with a desperate need of groceries, and the realization of the holiday season  fast approaching,  Sunday morning, I took a quick scan of the frig and pantry before heading out to shop. Made mental note of a few key ingredients on hand like, hot peppers from the garden still fresh and firm in the crisper drawer, and a half  filled bottle of soy sauce on the door shelf. With Lone Gull Tea in hand I entered Market Basket, and immediately noticed holiday packaging, and speciality items strategically placed  throughout the store.

Their strategic placement of holiday product, caught my attention and literally flipped my mood from sad to happy! Thanks to creative holiday packaging and product placement, my creative juices started flowing, and I found myself walking through the store thinking of past holidays shopping experiences with my mother for key ingredients in the aisles of my grandfather’s Italian Variety store. Pat’s Center Grocery.” Before I knew it I found myself  tossing a fresh turkey into my shopping cart. At the same moment, my Grandpa Joe’s famous saying came to mind, “ When life gives you lemons make lemonade!”  

Right then I knew I had to go with the flow of life, and not let my disappointment of not hosting this year’s traditional feast day on the 28th, stop me from creating a special Thanksgiving feast for my family. Since tradition was already set to be broken I decided to embrace our  non-traditional year with a non traditional feast with all the fixing! Over the years I have read numerous articles about the the likes and dislikes of roasting a turkey using traditional roasting methods verse roasting birds that have been prepared in a brine.  In keeping with non-tradition I decided to go out of the box and prepare a brined turkey for the first time! Inspired by the ingredients I made mental note of before heading out to shop on Sunday  I began creating this new “Asian Infused Turkey Brine” for this week’s scheduled  family dinner! Stayed tuned for the final out come and reviews Thursday here on GMG Sista Dish!


Asian Infused Turkey Brine

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Gloucester Mourns The Loss Of The Iconic Italian Pastry Chef & Legend Mike Lentini


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Owner of  Gloucester’s Famous “Mike’s Pastry Shop” passed away, Sunday with his loving Family by his side.


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Photos from “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia: Harvest”, (purchased from the archives of Cape Ann Museum)

Mike’s Pastry Shop once located on Main Streets West End was “the” gathering place for fisherman and dockworkers during the fishing boom years of  Gloucester’s On & Off Shore Fishing Fleet.  Mike’s Pastry Shop was the go to Italian Bakery for all special occasions and holiday celebrations throughout the year for dozens of Sicilian Families residing throughout our city. Mike and his wife Katie, are best know for confecting the “World’s Best” Cassada and Strawberry Shortcakes” along with endless Italian sweet confections.  All their pastries, cookies and Italian Ice were  made from scratch using nothing but the very best of ingredients!

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Trips to Mike’s Pastry shop with my parents and grandparents as a child inspired me as an adult to recreate my favorite pastries, cookies and desserts, once purchased at Mike’s Pastry. One of my most cherished childhood memories of shopping at Mike’s and my “Pasticciotti” recipe, I recreated from nothing but the flavors and textures I remembered as child are highlighted in my cookbook “Gifts’ Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia;Harvest” For recipe and memory details See pages 86-88 in “Gifts Of Gold”!


The Ciaramitaro family extends their deepest condolences to the Lentini Family.

Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm at Greely Funeral Home Gloucester Ma 01930, and Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday November 12 th, 11:00 am in St, Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish 




Decorative Halloween Wreath Craft Project!

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Halloween Wreath

Are looking for something to do with the kids/grandkids this weekend? Try this Last Minute Halloween Craft. It’s fun for all ages!


1  14 inch metal wreath form with 4 dividing sections

8 large black trash bags

1/4 Yellow plastic table cloth

1/4 Orange plastic table cloth

1 Festive bow

1 -3 sequence embellishments

1 twelve inch length thin craft wire


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1  Cut trash bag in half length wise; place one half ontop of other; fold in half again; cut; fold in half again and cut, fold and cut one last time making eight 15×17 pieces; repeat with remaining 7 bags (64 pieces)

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2 Cut each plastic table cloth section into five 15×17 inch pieces( 5 of each color)

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3  Tie 8 black pieces in a single knot, one at a time, to the inside ring; repeat this step, until all 4 inside sections are completed

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4  Tie 8 black pieces to each outside ring section

3  Tie orange and yellow pieces evenly spaced around wreath; fluff and open all pieces

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4   Using craft wire secure festive bow, and sequence embellishments



Last night we celebrated Joey’s Birthday and look who stopped by…

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Happy Halloween Lets Go Red Sox!

Pumpkin Caramel Halloween Cookie Bark


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Pumpkin Caramel Halloween Bark

It’s no secret to my friends and family that Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. As soon as my twins were old enough to sit up in their highchairs I had them cooking and crafting for Halloween. Each year our activities grew grander and our creativity in the kitchen did too! A few years ago I combined two of our all time favorite recipes, Pumpkin Caramel and Chocolate Cookie Bark together and confected this almost to pretty to eat Halloween treat! I promise you won’t be disappointed and either will the Ghosts and Goblins in your life!

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Chicken Guadalajara



Chicken Guadalajara

My favorite dish on the menu at “The Boarder Café” is Chicken Guadalajara. Last week I was inspired to create this recipe after sadly missing the turn into the Boarder Café parking lot at their Saugus Route One location. Rush hour traffic had both north and south bound traffic backed up for miles, making it an easy decision not to attempt turning around. Craving the heavenly flavors of this dish, I headed straight to Market Basket to pick up a few key ingredients I knew I didn’t have on hand at home. Within 45 minutes of walking in the door my favorite Boarder dish was recreated and served to the family. It tasted amazing! Everyone gave it a double thumbs up!!  

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Charlene Delaney is This Weeks GMG Cook!


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Photo submitted by Charlene Delaney

Charlene writes~
 Tonight’s dinner another inspired by Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan. Turn out great like all her recipes. Pasta with Ham & Peas. My biggest challenge is cutting recipe for one.


Thank you for the kind words! Looks like you did a fine job of cutting the recipe down for one …it looks delicious! Happy Cooking





Almost worth having knee surgery

Sista Felicia is the best.  She is so considerate and thoughtful, she brought Rick and I a wonderful and yummy meal on Wednesday night since my knee is the size of an elephant’s knee.  Felicia brought over, butter squash soup, salad, bread and a wonderful salad.  Thank you so much our friend.

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Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham


Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham


Last night’s @sistafelicia Instagram Photo

This past holiday weekend was spent embracing opportunities to experience “Real Campus Life” while touring colleges with our twins. After three days of living off fast food, Starbucks Coffee, and a few campus dining hall delights, a “real meal” was much need when we arrived home late last night. The last half hour of our road trip back home felt like ten as we discussed what meal I could pull together the fastest with ingredients I knew I had on hand at home. After rattling off several options to please everyone’s starving bellies and picky pallets, “Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham” was unanimously requested, made and on the table before the boys finished emptying bags and luggage from the truck! 


 Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham is fast and easy to prepare and only requires a few key ingredients. This pasta dish is traditionally served for lunch or dinner as main course or side dish, but I think it makes a perfect late night meal for the fall and winter months.  Trust me you’ll have no trouble warming up or sleeping after eating a bowl of this heavenly creamy pasta dish late night! It’s one of our families most favorite “Italian Comfort Food” dishes! 

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Butternut Squash Risotto 


Butternut Squash Risotto    

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Every fall daughter Amanda requests this dish I created for her several years ago for lunch or dinner at least once a week! It can be served as a meal or side dish. In Italian homes Risotto is considered a traditional Italian comfort food. The combinations of cheeses in this recipe paired with the fall flavor of roasted butternut squash and creamy risotto is just as addicting as the traditional American comfort food Mac & Cheese.

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Caramel Apple Crisp Is On The Dessert Menu Tonight!

  • PrintYou will never look at Apple Crisp quite the same way after trying this recipe…It’s scrumptious!

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A few years ago 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 using apples from our dear friends Jeremy and Tanya Frost’s fruitful back yard Apple Tree! I have never seen a tree bearing 2 different verities of apples growing from a single tree trunk! Both the red Gala and yellow Golden Delicious tasted delicious! Jeremy held the ladder for me while I hand picked and filled 2 large bags last Saturday! The Frost’s apple tree was a magnificent sight in their yeard this year! Jeremy reported that this years harvest is the best in the past several years, and that this was the first year it beared two types of apples. Thank you for sharing your special tree with me, I’m having a great time in the kitchen whipping up our fall favorite confections and have also created a few new recipes that have been big hits! 

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Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup



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Warm up the family this weekend with “Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup.” This super fast and easy to prepare soup is packed with a combination of delicious flavors that warm the body from the inside out. It’s  a perfect dish to serve family and friends at your next tailgate gathering!   

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The Thomas Lannon Sista Felicia Appetizer and Wine Sail August 18th Menu-

Here’s the Thomas E. Lannon 8/18/15 Wine Cruise Appetizer Menu From Sista Felicia, book now!!!

Sailing from Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant (978) 281-6634 or book online at


Petite Toast with Carrot Cake Marmalade & Goat Brie

Thinly Sliced Fresh Baguette Rounds with Manchego Cheese & Rose Petal Jelly

Grilled Peppered Flank Steak Baguette Sliders with Fresh Baby Arugula, Red Roasted Pepper, & Daffinos Fromage Garlic & Herb Cheese


Zucchini Pesto Crostini

Captain Joe’s Lobster Mac & Cheese
Sicilian Style Ricotta Nachos


The wine pairings by Nick DeFazio-

Purato Catarato Pinot Grigio

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Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay

App 2 and 4

Byron Santa Barbara Pinot Noir


Bisol Prosecco Jeio

App 5

The Construction of A @SistaFelicia Mudiga Steak Sandwich Using The @STOKGrills Island Grill @CapeAnnFMkt

Sold Out Once Again- It was hilarious.  People walking by and get a whiff of the mudiga steaks on the grill and it’s like they were led by their nose to her spot.  If you’re cooking on nights like last night when you could go to The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market and get grub like this- You Crazy.

Note The Generous Amount Of Work Space The STOK Island Grill Affords Making It Perfect For The Farmer’s Market

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STOK Grills With Their Stock Cast Iron Grates Make For Perfect Hash Marks Every Time!


The Boys Stopped By For Mudiga Steaks For HomieCast Dinner

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Today’s Menu for The Cape Ann Farmers Market

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Sista Felicia’s Kitchen Menu

Captain Joe’s Lobster Chowder
Muddicca Steak Sandwich
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Sista Felicia’s Sweet Tea

Marshalls Farm Stand & Sista Felica’s Kitchen look forward to seeing you this afternoon at todays Cape Ann Farmers Market!

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Captain Joe’s Lobster Chowder ~ Captain Joe’s Fresh Cape Ann Lobster served up in Dairy Based Chowder, with Farm Fresh Corn, Onion, & Potato, & Topped with Crispy Bacon & Farm Fresh Chive

***Allergy Warning–  Contains Seafood , Lobster, Dairy, Bacon, Corn, Onion, Potato, Chive, Wine***

m5Muddicca Steak Sandwich ~ Grilled Sicilian Breadcrumb Crusted Steak Cutlets Served on Italian Bread with Sista Felicia’s Famous Basil Pesto (Pesto Contains Pine Nuts), Farm Fresh Red Roasted Peppers & Provolone Cheese

***Allergy Warning– Contains Italian bread, Cheese, Meat, Nuts, Lemon, Garlic, Italian Seasonings, Dairy, Olive Oil, Red Pepper, Basil***

Tomato Cucumber Salad ~ Farm Fresh Tomato, Cucumber, & Red Onion Salad Dressed in Olive Oil &  Oregano Vinaigrette Dressing

** Allergy Warnings– Ingredients;  Farm Fresh Tomato, Cucumber & Red Onion, Olive Oil, Oregano, Salt Pepper, Sugar***


Sista Felicia’s Sweet Tea~ Infused with Mint & Lemon

** Allergy Warning– Tea, Sugar, Lemon, Mint***

*Disclaimer: Pricing & Availability Subject to Change*
***Please Notify Your Server Of Any Food Allergies Before Placing Order***

Marshalls Farm Stand Fresh Produce

Fresh picked Corn, tomatoes,  kale,beets,carrots, zucchini, summer squash, lettuce, raspberries, blueberries, basil, cilantro, dill, eggplant, cucumber, pickling cukes, sweet onions


Sista Felicia & Marshall’s Farmstand Are All In On Local Farmers Markets! Catch Us Today @ The Magnolia Farmers Market! 



IMG_3346Sista Felicia’s Menu for Today Magnolia Farmer’s Market    
Marshalls Farm Fresh Corn Salad

Olive Tapenade

Captain Joe & Son’s Lobster Dip

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Marshall’s Farmstand Fresh Produce

Corn, Kale, Beets, Carrots, Zucchini, Sumer Squash, Lettuce, Raspberries, Basil Dill, Eggplant, Cucumber, Pickling Cucumber, Sweet Onion


This Morning Sista Felicia Shopped Local for the freshest ingredients for today’s menu!


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