Category Archives: Dinner

Dinner recipes from many cultures; made easy!

“Strawberry swisha sweets with my aston flying, bumping, Slim Dunkin trying to live this life of mine.” – Rick Ross

Hey, everybody!  Long time, no see! I guess I haven’t had an entry since January!  Wow, has it really been that long?  There’s just been a lot of stupid, unnecessary sh-t going on and I haven’t been able to muster … Continue reading

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“Kevin McCallister: Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.” – from the movie Home Alone.

It’s been so long and my new years resolution is already broken… But don’t fret, I am here&healthy and have a delicious comfort food recipe – macaroni and cheese!  YES!  Who doesn’t love mac&cheese??  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t … Continue reading

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“Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

Hey there! It’s the new year.  My resolution?  To not get sick between now and November 2nd! I believe the most important thing to do to prevent from getting sick is not only to wash your hands a lot, but … Continue reading

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“The squid has the most sophisticated skin in the invertebrate world, if not the whole world.” – Roger Hanlon

Hey there!  How have you been? I’m happy the semester is finally over!  My presentation went really well for my healthy cooking class, at least for me it did, Chef DiGaetano really liked my healthy version of creamy Caesar dressing!  … Continue reading

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“Fawkes is a clam, Harry. They burst into flames when it is time for them to die, and are reborn from the ashes.” – Dumbledore from Harry Potter

Hey there! Boy, I’ve had a busy weekend and will have a busy week to come!  Had a wonderful dinner at Lento with loverboy, I made it to the public market which lately I have been running into my Professor, … Continue reading

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“I am a glutton. I’ll eat whatever is there. Pizza. I love hot dogs anywhere. I’ve got nothing against any of that. If I feel like eating, I eat. I don’t feel guilty about it at all.” – Jacques Pepin

Well, I posted a picture of some kale pizza for two a while ago on the Bellissima facebook page and I have gotten messages asking for the recipe.  I haven’t made pizza in a while, but it was so delicious … Continue reading

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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau

Hey everyone!  How was your weekend?  Did you do anything exciting? Saturday morning, I went for a breakfast sandwich from Scott’s at the Public Market with loverboy.  Best breakfast sandwich in Rochester, no joke (it may be white bread and … Continue reading

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“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.” – Neil Armstrong

November 2, 2013 – it’s finally official.  Everything (well the church & reception) is booked for my wedding next year!  A church from my childhood, a beautiful and classy reception place, and 150 max. is the perfect number of people!  … Continue reading

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“It probably goes without saying that I enjoy the potato pancakes, delicious hams and so forth that maddeningly turn up at this time of year.” -Fred Melamed

Hi there! School has been SO MUCH FUN!  This is the first semester I can actually say I love all of my professors and the Chefs.  I think what I like most about culinary school is what one of my … Continue reading

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“The optical lens is named after the lentil (Latin: lens), whose shape it resembles.” – wikidoc.org

HEY everybody! I know that quote about lentils sounds really boring but I felt like I had to use it because my fiancee is an Optical Engineer, currently getting his PhD. and he loves playing with lenses and light… We’re … Continue reading

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