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Preparations For The Feast Of St. Joseph At Sista’s House Is Well Underway!

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Preparations For The Fest Of St. Joseph Is Well Underway!

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The planning baking, cleaning, and rearrangement of the house has begun! Over the weekend while cleaning, I decided to make a batch of “Rose Pedal Infused Sugar & Rose Pedal Jelly” using rose pedals left over from Valentines Day. My clever way to recycle the fragrant roses into a delightful sweet treat of Heart Shaped Linzer Cookies for my Novena Guest, that will tie in my families “Red Rose” Altar Theme onto the dinner room table where homemade pastries and confections are shared during our traditional nightly “Novena Coffee Time” held after each Rosary!

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My Rose Pedal Jelly Recipe is featured in “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest” click link below to purchase copies of “Gifts Of Gold”

http://www.storenvy.com/products/2742897-gifts-of-gold-in-a-sicilian-kitchen-with-sista-felicia-harvest

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Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes of Limonciello & Arancello Making In Sista Felicia’s Kitchen

 

 

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Get Ready Limonciello & Arancello Lovers…Sista Felicia’s Video Recipes Coming Soon

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 Craig Kimberley is wrapping up his editing & adding some finishing touches!

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You may have noticed that lemons, oranges and bread are always present through the feast of St. Joseph. Each have significant meaning. I have written about them on many occasions in past Sista Felicia St. Joseph Posts,  and this year they will be once again highlighted in many of my post… The lemon represents the sweetness of ones life, and the orange represents life’s bitter past, and the bread is for all to never go hungry!

I First I have to thank my dear friend and fantastic videographer Craig Kimberley, for offering to film this production the moment he heard the plans in the making last spring during the Mathews Family homemade wine production, and filming. I personally would like to thank my friends and family for their labor of love and helping hands throughout this entire production.  I can’t wait to see the finished piece! I would also like to thank my”Creative Director” James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee for designing and producing the beautiful Sista Felicia Limonciello Bottle Labels. You always know how to “Felicitize” everything we do, and I adore you for that! A special thank you to the Mathews Family Neil, Bridget, and Abbey for sharing in the cost of the production, and for the lovely Sista Felicia Tags!

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Countdown to The feast Of St. Joseph 2015 Begins Today!

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Preparations for the feast of St. Joseph 2015 at Sista Felicia’s was officially kicked off  Tuesday evening with making of Homemade Arancello!

Recipe for Limonciello & Arancello coming soon on Sista’s Dish!

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From Left: Abbey Mathews, Bridget Mathews, Andrea Carlson, Sista Felicia, Eleanor Tucker, Nicole Tucker

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Ask Sista Felicia…

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This morning I received this email question and thought It be best to share the answer , considering the fact that I receive inquires like this often.

 Click link below for my Holiday Punch Recipe highlighting Mariposa’s beautiful Vintage Glass Punch Bowl

http://cook123.com/recipes/grape-ginger-ale-punch.html

Email Message

Hi there! I saw your video for Grape & Ginger Ale Punch on Cook123 and I am in love with the style of your punch bowl. Do you happen to know the brand so I can research it and try to find one to buy ?  I would appreciate it very much. I’ve been looking around all morning online trying to find one that looks like it but I haven’t been able to find anything. Thanks,

Ali Phillips

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Ali,

I too adore this beautiful Blown Glass Punch Bowl, from my Mariposa Collection! Mariposa products make everything look and taste extra special! It’s what I use daily when entertaining friends and family in and outside my home! I find this punch bowl to be the perfect size for small gatherings.  I’m not sure if it’s a retired collection piece. Best to contact the Mariposa Company’s customer service department directly for more information.

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http://www.mariposa-gift.com/t-customer-service.aspx

Fireball Hot Toddy

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Fireball  Hot Toddy

Today’s bitter cold temperatures are chilling to the bone…warm up the body from the inside out with a FireBall Hot Toddy!

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Fireball Hot Toddy

Ingredients

1 cup Hot black tea

1 tablespoon local honey (Sold locally at Common Crow)

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 shot Fireball Cinnamon Whisky

Step-by-Step

1 combine all ingredients

2 mix well

3 consume imediately

* Note~This is an adult beverage recommended for 21+ years of age

Kiss My Butt Valentine Cookies

 

 

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I spent the paste few days gathering ingredients and supplies to make some Valentine goodies for family and friends. First on my treat list  to make is last years’ “Kiss My Butt Valentine Cookies.” If your looking for something to do to pass the time during this weekends snow storm, I highly recommend scanning your pantry, for needed supplies, and get yourself to the store before the snow starts falling!

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Learn how to easily create my “Kiss My Butt Valentine Cookies” by following Step-By-Step decorating tips, click Read More

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Late Afternoon Fruit Smoothies!

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This afternoon I cracked open a fresh coconut, purchased at Market Basket, for it’s milk to help daughter Amanda fix a fresh mixed fruit smoothie after her afternoon training secession at The Manchester Athletic Club. Our Magic Bullet is currently Amanda’s most favorite kitchen gadget. She is having fun blending different concoctions at least twice per day! 

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Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients

Assorted fresh fruit

Greek yogurt

Kefir

Local Honey

Flaxseed oil

Flaxseed

Fresh baby spinach

Fresh Coconut Water

Step-by-Step

1 combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet clear plastic container,(follow Magic Bullet max fill line; blend 30 – 40 seconds; transfer to serving glass; garnish with fresh fruit serve immediately

 

Sista Felicia’s Top 27 Recipe Recommendations For Super Bowl Sunday!

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Below I compiled a list of my top 27 recipe picks for Super Bowl Sunday! I hope you find it helpful when planning your menu for the big Game! 

Happy Cooking! Happy Eating! & Happy Partying!

Let’s Go Pats!

1 Four Cheese Super Bowl Potato Skins

2 Coconut Shrimp w/ Mango Dipping Sauce

3 Stuffed Top Neck Clams

4 lobster-Rangoon

5 Chipotle Pulled Chicken Tostada w/Homemade Salsa & Guacamole

6 Salsa

7 Guacamole

8 Fried Artichoke

9 Hawaiian-pizza-with-smoked-gouda-barbecue-Béchamel Sauce

10  Italian-popcorn

11 Sista Felicia’s Famous Crab Cakes

12 Baby Bella Mushroom Thyme Pizzett

13 Shrimp, Sausage, Sugar Snap Pea Spring Rolls w/ Habanero Garlic Scape Dipping-Sauce

14 Grilled Chicken w/ Bianco Barbecue Sauce

15 Sista’s Twist on Buffalo Chicken

16 Grilled Surf & Turf Tequila Chipotle Flank Steak & Shrimp

17 Beer Batter Panko Fried Pickles

18 Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes

19 Fried Haddock Sandwich

20 New Potato Salad w/ Fresh Dill

21 Italian Nacho Dessert Dip

22 Asian Infused Salmon Tartare

23 Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Dip Page #146 “Gifts Of Gold”

24 Covered Pizza page #138 “Gifts Of Gold”

25 Caramelized Onion and Pear Flat Bread Pizza page #104 “Gifts Of Gold”

26 Sicilian Stuffed Sandwich page #214 “Gifts Of Gold”

27 Panelli Frritti page #206 “Gifts Of Gold”

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Breaking News!!! Steve Connolly Seafood Is Selling Native Shrimp!

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$3.95 per pound!!!!

Don’t be a fool…drop everything…Run and get yours before they are sold out!!!

Worth every penny! Let the cooking begin!

I Love when I learn something new from viewers of GMG Sista’s Dish…

Today I received this message from friend and GMG viewer Joanne Frontiero Joanne Frontiero Writes ~ My Mother and I worked for your father many years ago pulling the heads of the shrimp. Then they went into the secret room to the machine that could remove the eggs. I was in high school at the time and worked during a school vacation with Mom and my friend Jacquie!

Sista Felicia~ Thanks Joanne for sharing that. I remember the shrimp on the conveyer belt and remember all the women removing the heads, but I never knew there was a special machine to remove the eggs!

Sista Felicia’s Famous “Asian Infused Salmon Tartare”

 

 

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Time To Start Preparing a Super Bowl Party Menu!

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Asian Infused Salmon Tartare

Ingredients

2 ½ lbs. fresh salmon; skin removed; ¼ inch dice cut

2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

3 tablespoon soy sauce

3 tablespoon dark sesame oil

3 green scallion; cut into ¼ inch pieces

2 tablespoon Wasabi Powder

2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon Ground Fresh Chili Paste

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1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Step-by-Step

1 mix all ingredients together; transfer to airtight container; refrigerate 2 hours before serving

2 transfer to serving bowl just before serving; serve with rice crackers

Celebrating “Little Christmas” with Mardi Gras King Cake!

 

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I always remember today is Little Christmas, because it’s Grandpa Joe’s Birthday (grandpa Capt. Joe, with the Wharf )! Did you know today that today is  also the Roman Catholic Holiday called the Epiphany? On this twelfth day after Christmas,  Sicilians call this this Roman Catholic holiday of the “Epiphany/ The Three kings day”, ” Little Christmas.” In New Orleans Three kings Day is Celebrated with the Traditional Kings cake. Below is my Sista Felicia “King Cake” recipe posted last spring…  I always knew my grandfather was a king!  Happy Birthday Grandpa. You will be forever in our hearts.  Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday Grandpa !

Mark your calendar…Fat Tuesday will be celebrated on March 4th this year. Fat Tuesday is often referred to as “The Last Hurrah” marking the end of 2014 Carnival season. It’s the last day of eating sweets and rich foods before the fasting ritual of Lent season begins! King Cakes are traditionally made throughout all the days of Mardi Gras season. Every year I prepare this sweet treat for my kids, and each year we crown a new king or queen. The jeweled crown charm shown in the photos below is a charm my twins found in their very first “King Cake” given to them by my mother in-law Marsha, 12 years ago. I encourage you to whip up this sweet cake for Fat Tuesday this year, and indulge  in it’s rich sweetness!

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Formore photos and  Mardi Gras King Cake recipe details~ …click see more

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Sista Felicia’s Favorite Holiday Baking Must Have!

 

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Today I’m spending a few hours catching up on Holiday Baking using Reynolds Cookie Non-Stick Parchment Paper Baking Sheets, an item I picked up at Walmart back in early October for my annual Family & Friends Holiday Baking Day, that was cancelled due to our daughter Amanda’s recent ear issues. I instantly fell in love with these super handy pre-cut non-stick baking sheets. They are the greatest invention for at home baking! I Love not having to fold under or cut excess paper from the traditional parchment paper roll most commonly sold at the grocery store. For years I’ve wished for pre-cut parchment sheets to fit my bake-wear especially during the busy holiday seasons. When I spotted this item at Walmart, I bought all 10 boxes on the shelf without even doing a price comparison for its quantity compared to the roll, because sometimes your time and frustration is worth the extra money! In the end they were a little more expensive but I prefer parchment paper over Silpat baking mat, and feel this product is well worth every penny! Their simply fantastic!

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Homemade Vinegar Peppers

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Thanks to GMG FOB and friend Brian O’Connor this recipe was created!  Brian delivered a bag of fresh sweet and mildly hot peppers from his garden a few weeks ago. After doing some research,  I was able to developed a no fuss recipe that is easy to prepare just in time for the holidays. Jars of homemade Vinegar Peppers make great hostess gifts during this time of year. Thank you for the peppers Brian, my family  and friends we will be enjoying them this moth!

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For Step-by-Step recipe details and photos click read more

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Turkey Pot Pie with Flaky Pate Brisee Pie Crust

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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 a perfect way to use up leftover vegetables and turkey meat.

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Click Read More for Turkey Pot Pie Step-by-Step Recipe Details & Photos

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