Cristina Ferrare

Vegetable Spring Roles

Vegetable Spring rolls are a perfect summer snack! Enjoy them also for lunch or appetizers to serve at a party! These little packages of mouth water goodness are packed with nutrients rich in anti-oxidants that are brain healthy, so indulge and enjoy! Read more »

Stone Fruit Salad

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It’s summer and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables that help mind and body. Since we are in the middle of my favorite time of year, peach season, I composed a beautiful Stone Fruit Salad.

This Stone Fruit Salad combines sweet plums, peaches, apricots and avocado with baby arugula, baby spinach, buratta cheese, crunchy walnuts and a shallot vinaigrette! It’s an explosion of flavor and textures in every bite, it’s the perfect salad to serve during your Fourth of July celebration. Read more »

PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE SHAKE

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Recently I decided to make a life change when it came to refined sugar in my diet and have been creating recipes that are not only good for you but can curb your sweet tooth by replacing processed ingredients with heart healthy choices to help fuel your  body and energy through out the day.

One of my guiltiest pleasures is a Reese Peanut Butter Cup and not wanting to give them up completely I whipped up this low calorie Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shake so I can continue to get my fix 😉 but feed my body, mind and soul.  Read more »

How To cook Osso Bocco In a Pressure Cooker

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This week on Home and Family I shared one of my husband’s favorite meals Osso Bocco.Osso Bocco can be time consuming but well worth it. Don’t have the time but want to impress your family or that special someone with a meal that looks like you spent all day in the kitchen for? Well here is my super easy, melt in your mouth recipe for Osso Bocco cooked in a pressure cooker and Dan Kohler of Renegade Kitchen joins me in the Home and Family kitchen to explain the science behind the cooking process.
I hope you enjoy it!
Cristina

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HOW TURN A SINGLE BOUQUET INTO 3 DIFFERENT FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS!

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This week on Home and Family I share four of my floral arrangement tips on how to a single bouquet ant turn it into three different flower arrangement to fit in any room of your house.  Read more »

DIY PAINTED VASES

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On our show for the Hallmark Channel, “Home and Family” I arrange all the flowers throughout the house every Monday morning. I treat this house on the Universal Studio lot as if it were my own. My partner and co-host Mark Steines and I want everyone who walks through the doors to feel welcome and at home.  That goes for our staff and crew too. Many times the camera crew, producers and staff will come over  to say how much they appreciate me taking the time to do the flowers, that they add life, warmth and color to the house. They always say it with a smile on their face  and always say thanks. I can’t even begin to tell you what that makes me feel like.  We don’t have a big budget for flowers so I do what I can and use things I find around the house and in our craft room to add embellishments. I always keep some fake flowers on hand that I get at Michael’s Arts and Crafts http://www.michaels.com/  that look so real you can’t tell even when you touch them to enhance or add more volume.

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