Author Archives: Mary Moccia

About Mary Moccia

Mother, wife, sister, friend, but most of all Gram! Love learning the craft of cooking and food preparation and expanding my knowledge by using my palate and creativity!

GERMAN-CHOCOLATE RUM CAKE

INGREDIENTS: 1 Package Duncan Hines German Chocolate cake mix 3 eggs 1/2 cup white Rum 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped walnuts optional:  candied cherries and walnut halves for decoration Glaze: 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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LEMON RICOTTA PASTA WITH GRILLED CHICKEN AND SPINACH

This is a rich, delicious pasta dish and will satisfy your tastebuds with the smoothness of the combined cheeses.  It’s very filling, but worth it, go ahead indulge! Ingredients: 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in half length wise … Continue reading

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SHRIMP CREOLE

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 sweet onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon creole seasoning 1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes 1 (14.5 oz. … Continue reading

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CORNED BEEF BRISKET with Honey Mustard sauce & Instant Pot- CABBAGE, POTATOES, & BACON

CORNED BEEF BRISKET: 1 (3 TO 4 LB.) corned beef brisket, flat cut,  rinsed 2 T pickling spice 1 orange – cut in round slice 2 large carrots, cut up 1 onion, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced large oven bag … Continue reading

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CHICKEN PARMESAN with CHERRY TOMATOES

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided (plus more if needed) 1 sweet onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 6 (14-oz.) cans cherry tomatoes, divided (such as Mutti; you can purchase on Amazon) 1 bunch fresh basil roughly … Continue reading

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