Tag Archives: Italian Donuts

Happy Thanksgiving From Sista’s Kitchen

PrintWishing 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 a 2 person job! Our Turkey went in the oven at 7:00 am …roasted covered for 2 1/2 hours upside down, quick flip breast side up…back in the oven it goes…..Stay tuned…

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

PrintIt feels like Christmas every time I receive a GMG comment, email, or Facebook message from GMG’s FOB regarding one of my recipes or post! When I decided to share my recipes and passion for cooking with the public I never realized how my “Gifts Of Gold” would become a gift that keeps on giving. I had hoped to inspire all ages to get into their kitchen and break through their fairs, and unlock the mysteries of cooking, but I had no idea they would turn into gifts of my own. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and photos of dishes that you created from my easy Step-by-Step tutorials. They warm my heart and bring a smile to face every day…keep them coming!

Cathy Kelley~ AKA…my incredibly talented book designer and friend, sent in her photo of her Walnut Cups she made this past weekend from the pages of “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia”. They look perfect…Nice job Cathy! Thank you for sharing.


Melissa Joy Teixeira~ Resident of Gloucester, and current School Committee member tagged me in this photo on Facebook of her Pork tenderloin with Vidalia Onion Fig Sauce,  Straight from the pages of “Gifts of Gold”…Beautiful presentation! Thank you for sharing.

Melissa Pork

Ellyse Hamlin~ Sent in from CT, One of America’s top teenage USTA Tennis Players, and dear friend of my daughter Amanda sent her beautiful photo of  a recipe posted last week on GMG, “Pumpkin Caramel Cookie Bark”…She made my day…Loved seeing her creative talents on and off the tennis court!

ellyse Hamlin

Lainie Noble~ Eldest Daughter of Steve and Dee Noble owners of Noble Electric, sent me text message at 11:00 pm Saturday evening, whipping up a batch of Grandpa Joe’s Italian Ricotta Donuts as a late night snack for her friends during a sleepover with he BFF’s…Awesome Job Lainie! I heard that they were gone in minutes.

Lainie noble Italian Donuts

Making Italian Donuts With Sista Felicia and Nephew BJ At The Gloucester Daily Times Website


From the Gloucester Daily Times Taste of The Times-

These are considered a special treat by Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan’s family, especially her son BJ, who helps make this recipe. Every Sunday, especially on religious holidays such as Easter Sunday, Grandfather Joe would make these special donuts “for us (seven Grandchildren) on Sunday mornings. This is one of many treats he and my grandmother Felicia would make for Sunday coffee time after Sunday Mass.”
The special ingredient in these homemade donuts is ricotta cheese. It is mixed into the batter and makes for a very moist and tasty round donut, which is rolled into powdered sugar right after frying them in oil.
“My Grandfather passed away when I was in high school. When my twins were born many years later, I remember counting the months till they could have table food so I could make them to enjoy on Sunday mornings and Holiday mornings just as I did growing up.”
“My kids enjoy them just as much as my cousins bother & I did. My daughter Amanda knows how to make the batter, BJ is a professional donut powdered and my husband is defiantly the best at eating them! With our busy schedules traveling with our daughter Amanda for tennis, Sunday mornings as a family are tough to fit in. In spite of this, everyone knows, including my nieces Eloise & Madeline, that when TeTe, Uncle Barry, BJ & Amanda are home on a Sunday donuts are being made while the sauce and meatballs are cooking for our family dinner!”
You may want to try them for a special day such as Easter or at any time you want to make a special treat.

Sister Felicia’s Italian Donuts Cooking Demo At The Home and Garden Show

View Sister Felicia's Italian Donuts Cooking Demo At The Home and Garden SShow

2 Cups Ricotta Cheese

4 Eggs

1 Tablespoon.  Vanilla

1 1/2 Cups  Flour

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Tablespoon. Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon. Salt

Whisk Eggs & Vanilla

Sift dry ingredients together: Flour Sugar Salt & Baking Powder

Combine ,egg mixture, sifted dry ingredients and 2 cups of Ricotta Cheese together

Let batter rest 20 min.

In a large pot heat 2 inches of La Spagnola oil “vegetable/olive oil blend excellent for frying”

Drop teaspoon sizes of batter in very hot oil fry till deep golden on all sides

Cool donuts on cookie rack

Roll warm donuts in powder sugar