Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cheese Fodue

Over the weekend, i tried fondue for the first time. It was amazing. I went to "Simply Fondue" in Great Neck. I had cheddar cheese fondue. This is made from beer and cheese. They gave me many things to dip in the cheese. They gave me bread, olives, carrots, broccoli, and several other vegetables. This fondue was so cheesy and delicious. I fell in love with it. If you never had fondue, you are missing out!


Monday, April 25, 2011


King crab meat has a sweet, juicy taste. Crab can be served in many different ways.  It is commonly served accompanied by hot melted butter.  Crab legs are already cooked before you purchase them.  They are frozen to secure their taste and only need to be re-heated or steamed before serving. I steam my crabs.  I let the water boil and then add the crab legs and cover the pot.  You will know when they are done once you can smell them.  You can pick at one just to make sure.  Preparing crab legs isn't a hard task, what is tricky is breaking these shells to get to your prize.



This weekend i tried a hybrid of two of my favorite foods in the world, bacon and shrimp.  I went to an all you can in buffet in Far Rockaway, Queens and this appetizer was delicious.  The shrimp was boiled perfectly and the bacon was fried to a tasty crisp.  This dish is very easy to make as well.  You will need as much shrimp and bacon as desired and tooth pics or bamboo sticks.  First you take out the veins in the shrimp, peel them, and wash them.  The you cut each slice of bacon into the even pieces and wrap the bacon around the shrimp.  Insert the stick into the bacon and shrimp so that the bacon will not unravel.  Season if desired, then you steam oil and deep fry until it comes to a crisp. 


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcake

The Cupcake Corner is located in Garden City, NY. They have over 15 different cupcake flavors. My favorite is the red velvet cupcake. This is the best red velvet cupcake i have ever eaten. This cupcake consists of red velvet cake, topped with The Cupcake Corner's cream cheese frosting. On top of the frosting, there are red, pink, and white sprinkles. I like to eat most of the cupcake first and then the frosting. The reason i do this is because i think the frosting is the best part and want to save it for last. If you love red velvet cupcakes like me, you should go to The Cupcake Corner!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chicken Marsala

A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts with Marsala wine and mushrooms. You will need:
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup Marsala wine
- 1/4 cup cooking sherry

In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture. In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place the chicken in the pan and cook until it's lightly brown. Next, turn over the chicken pieces and add the mushrooms. Pour in the wine and sherry. Cover the skillet and simmer chicken for 10 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. Serve with noodles, penne, or whatever you desire. Enjoy! :)
- Nicole

Friday, April 15, 2011

Buffalo Wrap

I love buffalo chicken. Public House 55 in Garden City, NY has the best buffalo wrap. Inside a warm wrap is crispy buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, and blue cheese. You can choose to have your wrap either spicy or mild. I prefer mine spicy. Sometimes i will even add extra hot sauce to my buffalo wrap. I get this buffalo wrap about once a month, and crave it whenever i am not eating it. It is so delicious. For anyone who is a buffalo chicken lover like me, you should go to Public House 55!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


 I wouldn't call this a meal, i would refer to this dish as a mid-day snack, or a small lunch.  Plantains and salami is a popular Dominican appetizer.  I make this on a regular basis whenever i can't decide on what to eat.  It is very tasty and it is easier to cook than eggs.  Just simply chop up some green plantain and some salami of any brand and fry both to a golden brown crisp.  The price of the salami may depend on the brand but some people would say it's cheap.  Some eaters may add fresh lettuce or avocado while eating, i prefer lettuce.