Cristina Ferrare

Simple Cheeseburger Recipe

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!

FIRE UP THE GRILL FOR 4TH. OF JULY!!!!

I promised to post a recipe every day this week in preparation for the 4th of July celebration! For sure grilled Burgers are on the menu! I LOVE cheeseburgers and I don’t have them often but when I do I want to have the best quality beef. I ask my butcher to grind me a fresh Organic grass-fed chuck roast. You end up having the juiciest, freshest beefiest flavor for your burger. You can’t believe what a difference it makes in the flavor and texture of the beef.

I personally like to grill mine in a cast iron skillet. If you use cast iron skillet it’s important that you fire it up to get it super hot! That way when you drop the meat in it start searing it immediately trapping all the juices inside.

I know people LOVE using their our door grills so fire up the outside grill nice and hot and follow the recipe for cook time! Read more »

Fritatta Recipe

ZUCCHINI FRITATTA

ZUCCHINI FRITTATA

My grandmother would make a Frittata at least three times a week in the summer. There were lots of vegetables ripe for picking in the garden to make all kinds of frittata’s! My favorite combination was and still is onions, scallions and zucchini with Feta cheese and homemade fresh tomato sauce, topped with fresh basil and Italian parsley. All the ingredients to make the frittata except for the olive oil and eggs were from the garden. When my dad made homemade sweet and hot sausages my grandmother would toss them into the frittata. Soooo good! The eggs were delivered fresh every day from the “Egg Man”! Yes, we had an “egg man”, who brought freshly laid eggs every other day. Read more »

DOGS MOST LIKELY TO GET CANCER

Even though all types of dogs can get cancer, there are certain breeds that are more likely to contract cancer than not.

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They are German Shepard’s Rottweilers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bouvier des Flandres, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, Bichon Frise, Boxers and Golden Retrievers.

Cancer is the #1 killer of dogs, CANCER! Why is that? The answer is simple. Studies show that the commercial dog food and treats we are feeding our pets are filled with fillers, grains, sugar, additives, preservatives, and numerous chemicals, all are contributing factors. Read more »

GRILLED PEACHES AND BURRATA CHEESE SALAD

grilled peaches cristina ferrare If you ask me what my very favorite food in the whole wide world is, I would say without hesitation, “Peaches”!

The season for peaches is short, from the middle of May to mid -August.

I eat 4 to 5 peaches every day during the summer. I can’t help it, I should probably get it down to 2 but that’s not happening.

Peaches are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and contain impressive amounts of vitamins A, B, E, K, and minerals. They’re also rich in antioxidants that scavenge free radicals looking to do damage to cells in the body and destroy them. Minerals are in abundance in peaches such as potassium, a component that helps digest foods, regulates the heart and lower blood pressure. The darker the flesh of the peach the more vitamin A in contains.

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite summer salads, Grilled Peach Salad with Wild Arugula, Watercress and Burrata Cheese. Read more »

Catching up With Michael Burger

Cristina Ferrare & Michael Burber Outtakes

No one can people laugh as hard as this sweetheart of a man. It was the greatest pleasures of my life to work with him. The Home and Family house every single day was filled with joy because of him. If you were a fan back then take a look at some familiar faces! Love you to the moon and back mister!

Here are some fun memories we had together! Read more »

Pet Health, Dogs & Cancer

pet health dogs and cancer

I am trying to help get the word out about our pets and cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age or 10. Half of these cancers are curable if caught early. The warning signs of cancer in dogs are similar to that in humans. Read more »