Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Who's that girl in Dressthat?

When Madonna sang "Who's That Girl", she probably meant who's that girl wearing a homecoming dress from Dressthat.  At Dressthat you will find the biggest choice, the highest quality and the best prices of homecoming dresses. This global online shop specializes in customizing wedding and special occasion dresses. They own factories with professional tailors and workers who will ensure the high quality of the dresses before shipping, worldwide moreover. 

Below you will find three of their gorgeous dresses  but you will be blown away by the other pretty and cheap homecoming dresses available at Dressthat.

This one is  definitely my very favorite.  It's romantic, sexy and shows off one's curves. If you don't have many curves,  the dress is guaranteed to make you look curvy:)

What do you think?  Isn't it just to swoon for?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Have you heard the news? The hottest dresses are at Babyonlinedress!

Yes, that's right. In fact, the mission of Babyonlinedress is to provide us with the hottest wedding dresses and formal dresses. You will  be glad to know that their prices are also HOT! 

Just take a look at the pictures below and you will fall head over heels with their first-rate, beautiful and affordable dresses. 

Here is a wedding dress fit for a princess. Gorgeous off-the-shoulder-top and puffy gown.

Ready to go a-cruisin' ?  Heads will turn when you wear this sexy dress.

This dress is for those chicks who dare to bare! 

Short and sweet.  If you don't want a long gown, then this one is for you. 

A modern take on a classic, bare your shoulders with unique strapless dress, shorter in the front and longer in the back.

This is to swoon for - a romantic wedding dress with tiers skirt.

These last two pictures  below are from customers who are extremely satisfied with their purchase. As you can see, the dresses fit them perfectly. They loved the quality of the material and the style. They were also impressed with the excellent service provided by 

So what are you waiting for?  Run for your mouse, click on and find the perfect dress for you.  I warn you it won't be easy....there are thousands to choose from!          



Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Girl from the Bronx.....ME!

Many of you probably don't know that I am from the Bronx. Yes, I'm from Belmont Avenue and 187th Street. Close to Arthur Avenue and its popular market. Moreover, my birthday is July 24th.  Well, those are the only two things I have in common with J-lo :)
By the way, Chazz Palminteri also comes from Belmont Avenue. 

I want to show you the spectacular cookbook I got from my daughter:  Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook. THE ORIGINAL 1950 CLASSIC EDITION!!! 

Knowing my addiction to cupcakes, my daughter also gave me a ....guess what?  A CUPCAKE bag!

Talking about the Bronx, here is my version of a cake which my mother used to get for me for my birthday. It was made by Egidio's  Pastry Shop, the fabulous Italian cafè on 622 E. 187th St. in the Bronx. Mine doesn't look anything like it, but from what I remember, it was a sponge cake with custard, peaches and cream, so I tried to recreate it as best I could. I assure you it is delicious!  In fact if you happen to be in the Bronx, visit Egidio's and ask them if they still make this cake.:)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sicily, Summer, Scirocco

The days are becoming hotter and hotter, but the Scirocco is blowing harder and harder. When it comes it stays for at least 4 or 5 days, and drives everyone crazy because of the stuffiness and dust. I don't like the wind on my head so I never go out without a hat. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016


If you like Japanese cartoons you will know that  dorayaki are Doraemon's favorite food. The classic dorayaki are filled with AN  (azuki paste). 

Being Sicilian, I  decided to replace the azuki paste with CANNOLI FILLING. 

First, make the dorayaki. You can find the recipe in my earlier post here

Mix the sugar and eggs, then add the flour, blend well then add the baking powder, honey, melted butter and water.

 Grease the pan and drop ladle-fuls of the mixture.


Ricotta, sugar, candied fruit and chocolate chips. Mix the ricotta with the sugar, add the fruits, chocolate chips and stir well. Place the filling between two dorayaki. 

There you have it...a mix of Japan and Sicily!  Who said East is East, and West is West and never the twain shall meet?  Well, maybe it was so in Kipling's time but certainly not anymore!