Thursday, June 17, 2021

Father's Day Brunch

 Here are some fun and delicious recipe ideas to celebrate the Dads in your life

Father's Day is this weekend. Let's celebrate with something special, made with love for the amazing dad in your life. 

First of all, let’s take a look at this ultimate breakfast egg sandwich (similar to the Tik Tok egg sandwich that went viral a few months ago). 

It has it all: the melty cheese, the fresh veggies, and the scrumptious eggs. All squooshed between two slices of tasty bread. So messy and oh-so good. It's super easy to prepare, it only requires one frying pan. 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Air-Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu

Guilt-free, scrumptious AIR-FRIED chicken cordon bleu
Crispy on the outside, cheesy and tasty on the inside

Here is a simple lunch or dinner idea that I'm sure your family would enjoy as mush as mine. These chicken cordon bleu are a healthy twist to the classic recipe. Still, super crispy on the outside, with a melty and tasty cheese and ham center.  

Friday, June 4, 2021

Italian Eggplant Balls - Polpette di Melanzane

These  eggplant balls are a tasty appetizer 
Scrumptious and crunchy on the outside, soft and extra flavorful on the inside. 

Here is something I made for my family the other day. My kids didn't just like these eggplant balls, but they absolutely loved them! I know, I know... who wouldn't right?!?
These cute vegetarian balls are perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and tasty on the inside. Once you try one, it's hard to stop!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Recipe Ideas to Celebrate this Memorial Day

Let's celebrate this Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer with one of these recipes

Memorial Day is finally here, which means it's time to kick off your shoes, dust off your BBQ tool set and get ready for some grilling, lots of sunshine and one of these dishes!

Whether you are cooking for a big party or just your family, I'm pretty sure there's something on this list that you will inspire you. I haven't yet decided what I will make for my family, but for sure I will have a refreshing Italian Spritz by my side to set the mood and get the weekend rolling.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Mango and Avocado

Summer mode activated: fresh and vibrant  mango and avocado salad with crispy and golden, air fried popcorn shrimp

This post is written in collaboration with Gorton's Seafood. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support! #GortonsAirFryerRecipes #ad

Summer is right around the corner, so it's time to upgrade and spice up your salad game. What's better than a bowl full of fresh leafy greens to make you feel good and ready for bikini season?!? Well, I say:  a bowl full of greens LOADED with colors and flavors to tickle your fancy and make you want to have "just salad" for lunch every single day!

In this salad I've added some sweet and juicy mango, wholesome avocado pieces, few slices of cucumber and heapful of crispy and tasty Gorton's Popcorn Shrimp, for your daily dose of seafood and protein. All tossed in a homemade lemon vinaigraitte. Doesn't this look fun and so delicious?!?

Gorton's make it so easy to add seafood to your meal. And as I'm sure you know by now, this frozen seafood staple is a family's favorite. Easy, delicious and so versatile.

One great way to cook these shrimp and any of the Gorton's frozen product, is in an air fryer. Set it at 400 degrees, cook for less than 10 minutes (tossing or turning halfway), and you end up with perfectly crispy and golden shrimp to add to any of your favorite dishes. 

Here is the recipe for you. Buon appetito!

Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Mango and Avocado

Popcorn Shrimp Salad with Mango and Avocado

Manuela Mazzocco
Fresh and vibrant mango and avocado salad with crispy and golden, air fried popcorn shrimp


For the dressing:
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and finely grated zest
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 1 package Gorton's Popcorn Shrimp
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced


  1. Cook the shrimp in your air fryer, following the direction on the package.
  2. In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the greens, mango, avocado and cucumber.
  4. Top with the shrimp when ready and drizzle with the dressing.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Quick and Tasty Italian Red Snapper Recipe

 Easy and so flavorful recipe to quickly cook these fish fillets in a skillet with white wine, capers and cherry tomatoes

Dinner doesn't get much easier and tastier than this!

Calling all seafood lovers... This is for you! Here is a simple recipe that explodes with Mediterranean flavors. These red snapper fillets are quickly cooked on the stove with cherry tomatoes and capers in a white wine, garlic and anchovy sauce. It doesn't get any easier and tastier than this!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Traditional Neapolitan Calzone Pizza

Bring your pizza night to the next level with one of these traditional Neapolitan calzone pizzas 

Have you ever tried this half-moon shaped stuffed pizza, crispy on the outside, cheesy and so delicious on the inside?!? If not, you are really are missing out!

You can fill calzone with any of your favorite toppings. Think: grilled veggies, olives, sausage, ham, prosciutto, arugula ... You can let your cravings (or fridge) decide.

Today, I present you with the original. The traditional.  The Neapolitan recipe that stuffs calzone with fresh ricotta cheese, some pecorino, fresh mozzarella, Italian salame and fresh basil.  You can bake calzone in your oven at the highest setting, or even better you can air-fry it like I did using my Toshiba 5-in-1 oven! Ready to try it too?