Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quiznos Sub is a cafe with sandwiches, soups, and salads. My favorite thing from Quiznos is thier classic Italian sub. The classic Italian sub contains ham, salami, pepperoni, capicola, mozzarella, black olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and red Wine Vinaigrette. It is served on your choice of bread. The choices of bread are Italian White, 9 Grain Artisan Wheat, Rosemary Parmesan or Italian Herb. A small Italian sub is just under 500 calories. Quiznos is basically a place for people who love sandwiches. If you are looking for a delicious lunch, i suggest to try Quiznos.


Monday, March 28, 2011


Oxtail, rice and peas, with sweet plantain is a common, popular west Indian dish.  When you think of the word "oxtail" pleasant thoughts may not come to mind but this food is actually incredibly tasty. You can find it at every west Indian restaurant as well as Spanish or Dominican restaurants as well. Each culture has their own way of cooking this dish and making it their own.  I happen to love oxtail, its my favorite west Indian dish.  When cooking this dish its best to trim away all the excess fat that comes with this type of meat.  The plantains and greens just put the icing on the cake, Its nice to enjoy once in a while but not repeatedly or on a daily basis. 


Sunday, March 27, 2011

A&S Bagel Store

A&S Bagel store is located in Franklin Square, NY. My favorite thing to
get from A&S is a plain bagel with vegetable cream cheese. Thier vegetable
cream cheese consists of cream cheese with uncooked celery, tomatoes, and
peppers. My favorite thing about thier vegetable cream cheese is that i
always get a nice crunch when i bite into my bagel. After trying A&S's
vegetable cream cheese, i can no longer eat plain cream cheese. Also,
A&S's bagel are always fresh, soft, and delicious. A&S is the most popular
bagel store in Franklin Square. The line is almost always out the door. I
suggest that everyone try A&S's vegetable cream cheese.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fried Chicken and Buffalo Chicken

Fried chicken is always mouth-watering and delicious, so here's how to make it.
You will need:
- 2 (2 to 3 pound) whole chickens, cut into pieces
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons seasoned salt
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

In a shallow plate or bowl, mix the flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Roll or shake the chicken pieces in the flour mixture and place on a platter. Then, dip each chicken piece in the egg mix and roll again in flour mixture. In a large skillet, heat oil for frying. Fry coated chicken pieces in the hot oil for about 5 minutes on each side. Cover skillet and cook on lower heat for about 10 minutes. Remove the cover, turn up heat and fry for 5 minutes on each side to make chicken crispy. Chicken is done when it is no longer pink inside and its juices run clear. Drain the fried chicken on paper towels and keep warm in oven until ready to serve.

To make buffalo chicken:
It's the same recipe to cook the chicken and all you do next is make the hot sauce. In a small pot, melt some butter and then add some hot sauce and mix. (Use as much as you like for both) Once it's heated then dip each chicken piece into the hot sauce and put on a platter and serve.

- Nicole Novak

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Red Velvet Cake is a dark red or burgundy colored cake desert.  What gives it it's rich red color is simply the 2 full ounces of red food coloring.  This cake is usually found topped with thick, creamy, white icing followed by a tasty, rich vanilla flavor.  Red Velvet is known for being an expensive, rare desert popularly used on birthdays and holidays.  This cake is just as beautiful as it tastes.


Panera's Macaroni and Cheese

Panera is a chain of bakery-cafe restaurants in the United States and Canada. They sell bread, sandwiches, soups, salads, bakery items, and organic foods. Panera has the most delicious macaroni and cheese that i ever had. It is made with shell pasta, and tangy Vermont cheddar cheese. Panera's macaroni and cheese is extra cheesy. The intense taste of the cheese is so extreme that i can hardly stop eating it. I go to Panera about once a week to get thier macaroni and cheese. I definitly suggest for everyone to try Panera's macaroni and cheese if you havn't already.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells, something you can eat lots of and not get sick of. It's easy to make and easy to devour.
You will need:
- Shells (1 pound)
- Ricotta Cheese (3 pounds)
- Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 eggs
- Parsley
- Milk
- Sauce
- Baking pan/pot
- Another Pot

To get started, boil a pot of water and once water is to a boil, add the shells. Cook the shells until it is to a boil. While you're waiting for the shells to boil, in another pot, add 3 pounds of Ricotta Cheese, 2 eggs, a dash of milk, and a dash of parsley. Mix and wait for that mixture to also come to a boil. Once shells are boiled, drain them and add the sauce to the baking pan. Once that mixture is boiled, the fun just begins. Set oven to about 350 degrees.Take a shell at a time and scoop with a spoon some of the mixture into the shell and place the shell in the baking pan on top of the sauce. Continue this process with all the shells you have made. Next, after all the shells are stuffed with the Ricotta Cheese mixture, add more sauce on top of each shell. Then, add the mozzarella cheese on top to top it all off. Place the pan into the oven for about 20 minutes or so until the cheese is melted. Once it's all done, let it cool down, serve, and eat as many as you can until you're all stuffed.

- Nicole Novak

Monday, March 14, 2011

Chicken Cutlet Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite dishes to make. It's easy and it's delicious.
The ingredients you will need are:
- chicken cutlets
- flour
- 2 eggs
- milk
- bread crumbs
- olive oil
- sauce
- mozzerlla cheese
- a oven-based pan
- a stove pan

You start with cutting the chicken into pieces (if not already pre-cut) and putting oil into a pan. Put the oiled pan on low-medium to get the oil warmed up. You mix 2 eggs and a dash of milk into a bowl. You can either use a plate or wax paper to put flour and bread crumbs on. Take the chicken and flour the entire chicken, then place it into the egg and milk bowl. Mix that around and then place the chicken into the bread crumbs. Pat the bread crumbs on the chicken and makesure the whole piece of chicken is breaded. Next, take the chicken and place it into the oiled pan. Cook the chicken on medium and flip the chicken until both sides are golden brown. Continue this process with the rest of the pieces of chicken you have. Once all the chicken is cooked, put your oven on to about 350 degress. Put the pieces of chicken on to another pan. Add as much sauce on top, around, or underneath (if you like it saucy), then add as much cheese as you want. Place the entire pan into the oven and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Once it's done, take the pan out and place chicken onto a plate and now you can eat it. You can serve it with whatever you want: pasta, vegtables, salads, etc.
Enjoy :)

- Nicole


Cheese Cake Factory has a location in Long Island on route 110 not too far from Walt Whitman Mall.  I've gone a handful of times, including my birthday.  It is a very nice restaurant, not too over the top, but just right.  One of my favorite dishes is the Jamaican Black Pepper Shrimp.  It includes shrimp with a spicy Jamaican pepper Sauce which is served with white rice, black beans and plantains.  It's worth every bite.


Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a fast food chain that is not as well known as McDonald's but is being recognized as the next big thing.  I happen to be a bacon lover and this store's menu has incorporated bacon in mostly everything.  Critics have already made their comments, complaining that these foods are very unhealthy, however having a greasy, sloppy burger once in a while wont hurt.  My favorite option to order is a double bacon cheeseburger, no pickles, no onions.  I could never finished one but i love the attempt.  I highly recommend that everyone grab a burger from five guys.

Prince Umberto's Calamari Pizza

Prince Umbertos in located in Franklin Square, New York. All of thier Pizza is simply delicious. In my opinion, the best thing on the menu is thier fried calamari pizza. The fried calamari pizza is a crispy thick round pie topped with fried calamari, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Thier calamari is always cooked and fried to perfection. At Prince Umbertos, everyone has the ability to choose exactly how they want thier pizza made. If you dont like too much calamari, you can choose to have very little on your pizza. Also, if you like a lot of calamari, they will give you extra on your pizza. If anyone is willing to try something new, i would definitly suggest going to Prince Umbertos and trying out this fried calamari pizza.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Gonzo's Mexican Grill

Gonzo's Mexican Grill is located in Franklin Square, NY. Thier buffalo burrito is a large burrito filled with breaded chicken breast tossed in thier Gonzo's sauce with rice, blue cheese, and hot sauce. The buffalo burrito always comes with tortilla chips on the side. They have a salsa bar where you can get pico de gallo and other sauces for your food. They also have many other Mexican foods such as quesadillas, Mexican salads, and wraps. The enviornment in Gonzo's is very welcoming. You feel as if you are at home.Gonzo's Mexican grill is relatively cheap with delicious food. For lunch or dinner, I would definitly suggest trying Gonzos.