Good Food and Good Food Ideas

Authentic Italian Food – Showing’s better than telling

This is what Real Italian Food looks like

Response to The Real Taste of Italy has been overwhelming

Over 100 people have downloading this amazing cookbook of Italian food, the very first day it went live.

I have received many emails from people who read my last post. Many want to know more about wine making. This seemed to attract a lot of attention. Others have been asking me to show pictures of some of the Authentic Italian Recipes. They want to know what Real Italian Food looks like.

I have done a little better than that. The video above contains the pictures and descriptions that have been requested. These pictures came from both my kitchen, and the kitchen of my mother.

The Italian food in the video, and in The Real Taste of Italy is very real and very authentic. These recipes are prepared the same way my great grandmothers who came to this country on the boat prepared them.

You can’t get any of these recipes in an Italian Restaurant. There’s something about the kitchen that makes them so much better. The kitchen has something the restaurants don’t have – Tender Loving Care (TLC).

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Authentic Italian Food from your kitchen

Everyone Loves Italian Food

Over the years, I have been asked by many people, “Can you show me how to prepare that delicious Italian food?” I have never known exactly how to respond to this question. It is not easy to show someone how to do something I have been doing for years, in just a few minutes. I have solved this problem.

At last, you can prepare Italian Food with Authentic Italian Recipes from your very own kitchen. I have created an ebook consisting of over 30 Genuine Italian Recipes that you can prepare in your very own kitchen. These recipes are all homemade, and prepared from scratch. I want you to have this as my gift to you.

The Real Taste of Italy

Over Thirty Authentic Italian Recipes

Now you can discover how to prepare over thirty of the most delicious Italian Recipes that have ever tasted. These recipes have been in my family for over 100 years.

You will learn how to prepare pasta and pasta sauce, meat sauce, real Italian meatballs, pizza, Veal Paraigiana and many other great recipes. I will show you how to make your own homemade pasta. There are also other Italian Recipes that are very delicious, and that you have probably never heard of before.

There  are even sections that show you how to make homemade Italian wine, and homemade Italian bread.

Now I must ask, what good is a book on Italian Recipes without the amazing desserts? I have taken care of this for you. You will also learn how to prepare delicious desserts, such as, Cannoli, Tiramisu, and my favorites – the famous Italian cookies. Have you ever had the Italian fig cookies (Cucidati)? I don’t mind saying, these are my favorite cookies. Every year, during the Holiday Season, I make about twenty dozen of these delicious cookies for the family. I end up giving more away than we eat.

Other Benefits of this great cookbook

I will not only give you the recipes. I will provide detailed instructions. Included are pictures and illustrations, so you will know that you are doing it the right way. All of the recipes in this cookbook are very easy to prepare. With the additional illustrations, preparation is even easier.

The original creation included 32 Authentic Italian Recipes. This is misleading. I am constantly adding recipes to this cookbook. By the time it is completely finished, if this is possible, I hope to have over 75 recipes in The Real Taste of Italy. When you get the download link, you can rest assured you will always have the most recent edition of this great cookbook.

With the Holiday Season right around the corner, you will definitely want to have this great cookbook. And remember, this is my FREE GIFT to you.

And or course, like always, there’s something else I want you to remember.

Every time you sit at the table, ENJOY YOUR FOOD!

The Real Taste of Italy

Amy’s Baking Company – Not Entirely to Blame

amys-baking-companyLike millions of people, I tuned in to Fox last evening to watch the long awaited return of Amys Baking Company & Bistro. Before watching the latest showing of Kitchen Nightmares, which featured the return of Samy and Amy Bouzaglo, I was a little skeptical about the attitudes of these two illustrious owners. While viewing the show very closely, my purpose was to remain objective. Now that I have seen it, I have formulated my own opinion of the owners. Continue reading

FoodMazing Has a New Look for Your Food Pleasure


That’s right. The website that wants you to ENJOY YOUR FOOD has made some changes. First, the website dedicated to the enjoyment of good food has gotten a new look. We have also added a new category, which is  going to be the place where we will post some different and useful content to make your enjoyment of food even more enjoyable. Continue reading

Bread Pudding – Usually Dry, but Not This Time

I love having fun, playing golf and going places. I do these things during the week. On weekends, I like to relax. Usually, I spend Saturday afternoons with my mother. Every Saturday, she tries to come up with something unique that we can prepare. A few weeks ago, we made some of the delicious Chow Chow. This past Saturday, she got the bug for bread pudding. It was funny she mentioned this, because earlier in the week I was talking with World Class Chef, Charles Allen, and we were talking about good bread pudding.

Bread pudding has always been a dish that I have had an indifferent attitude about. In the past, whenever I had bread pudding, I only had it because of the sauce. Face it, bread pudding is bland. It has no character, no style. This is what I thought. Continue reading

Eggs are Artistic – Use Your Imagination

eggsEggs-Not A Dull Dish

What came first, the Chicken, or the Egg? The egg, of course.

The traditional breakfast is bacon and eggs, ham and eggs, or bacon eggs and grits if you live in the deep South. And the first question is, “How do you want your eggs?” You can say, scrambled. You can also say, sunny side up. How about over easy? You can even say you want an omelet. If you have the Tupperware Omelet Maker, you are in business. Get a perfectly cooked omelet in three minutes. That’s it. There really is not much you can do with eggs. Right?

WRONG ! Continue reading

Baked Potato with Chili on Top – The Perfect Combination

Like I said in a previous article, Chili is perfect when the weather is cold outside. But if the only way you could serve chili is in a bowl with crackers, it would not be worthwhile.

There is more than one way to serve chili. Some people, including myself, love it on a hot dog. This is affectionately known as a chili dog. If you really want to use your imagination, you can serve it in a salad, or a taco salad. But my favorite way to serve chili is topped over a baked potato.

My Favorite Way to Serve Chili – Topped Over a Baked Potato


This is my favorite way to serve chili. It is also my favorite way to eat chili. Serve it on a baked potato, and you will feel like you are in paradise. This is absolutely delicious. Continue reading

It’s Still Cold Outside – Perfect Weather for Chili

No question about it, this is the right time of year for Chili. The weather is still cold outside.


Actually, I like chili all year round. But if you are going to make chili, don’t take any shortcuts. Don’t cut corners. Do it right. Never use can beans when you make chili. Always use dried beans, It makes the recipe a lot fuller, and it makes a huge difference. Kidney beans is what many people put in their chili. But have you ever tried using Pinto beans instead. Try this sometime. It is great. Continue reading

Baking – A Very Good Alternative to Milk

milkDo you buy milk very often? If you do, does it go bad on you before you use it?

This happens to many people. Having milk go sour in your refrigerator is not a very good thing. When this happens, some of your hard-earned money ends up down the drain. Even if you buy milk in the half gallon size, it still tends to go sour after a few days. You almost get to the point where you kind of hate to buy milk anymore, knowing that it will go sour on you. Continue reading

Chicken Made More Tender and Tasty

chickenI was talking with Charles Allen on the telephone yesterday. Charles is a World Class Chef, and the author of the National Best Seller, Cooking Easy 101. During our conversation, Chef Charles, naturally, asked me what I was going to cook later. When I said that I was going to cook chicken, he said, “I just have to give you a tip to make your chicken taste like it has never tasted before!” The tip he gave me, one of thousands he has, is very simple. I want to share it with you right now. Continue reading