Cooking Runs in The Family

Happy Monday! If there is one thing that I know, it’s that cooking definitely runs in my family.  Over the weekend I received a yummy looking email from my cousin Kyle and I wanted to showcase his culinary prowess with you all… Kyle’s Homemade Stuffed Peppers are made from hand-picked peppers stuffed with a blend…

Even this Italian is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

As the saying goes: “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.”  So this week at our weekly work happy hour my party planning team decided to go with a St. Patty’s theme.  It may not have been authentic, but it sure was fun.  We ruled out mini Corned Beef sandwiches, but the rest of our…

Family Coffee Talk

For those of you who have read my blog, you know I consider Fridays “Foodless” and I talk about any of the other wonderful things out there that make me who I am. You may have noticed that I have also been a bit absent so I thank you for sticking with me!  I hope…

Snackable Sardines

Let me start by saying that there are very few foods that I will not try at least once.  I love fish.  Almost any kind, with the exception of salmon which I realize I am in the minority.  I keep trying to like it, but alas it’s just not meant to be.  Anyway, about a…

Mom, thank you for being a friend

Happy Foodless Friday!  Some weeks, trying to decide what to fill this space with will elude me.  But this week I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  As every greeting card store, flower shop and jewelry store has reminder us, Sunday in Mother’s Day.  But the biggest arrangement or most poetic card never seems…

Quick Dinner- Pepperoni Rolls

When I was growing up, and even now, my mom would take the time to make her own dough.  She would create delicious items, like pizza, pizza frite (fried dough) and a variety of stromboli that is frequently requested by friends and family.  I have followed in the stromboli making path as well, including one…

D-ough!

Happy Monday!  Hope you are settled in and snuggly warm.   I checked the weather when I woke up and saw it was a balmy 6° out.  At least I didn’t need to pack my yogurt with an ice pack to keep it cold.  Thanks Mother Nature!  Anyway, this weekend was very productive.  I cleaned my…

To Spike or Not to Spike?

Thanks to all who have been sending in questions for me to dish about. Continue to email me at dishinwithdaisy@gmail.com and check back often to see if your question was answered! Today’s question is from David in NY. Why do you use vodka in a tomato sauce?  What kind of vodka will work? Great question…

You say pasta, I say macaroni

Happy Thursday!  Today,  I want to talk to you about macaroni.  Not “and cheese”.  Just macaroni.  Noodles.  Pasta.  Whatever way you call it, fresh is best.  If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am 100% Italian and yes, growing up I ate a lot of it.  During the week we would use the regular dried…

Birthday Party Wrapup

As I mentioned a few days ago, I am on my way to 30!  Saturday I had a big, princessy, girl’s night in complete with a Disney Princess pinata and mini-tiaras for everyone. My mom made her amazing Spinach Casserole, Potato Salad and Roast Pork Sandwiches not to mention a bunch of appetizers and dips…