Cristina Ferrare

Pantry Staples: Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken salad cristina ferrare

I asked people to vote to let me know which one of the recipes you would like me to show you and judging from the “LIKES” CHICKEN SALAD won!


I made the chicken salad from a left over roasted chicken I bought from the market along with a chicken stock I made with the bones.

This chicken salad with avocado makes a perfect light lunch with a cup of soup on the side.

It is packed with protein, Vitamin K, iron, Lycopein, and vitamin C. Avocado’s are one of the healthy fats that you should incorporate into your diet often. Read more »

Ultimate Guide To Easy Super Bowl Sunday Appetizers

Easy Super Bowl Sunday Appetizers


With Super Bowl just around the corner, I wanted to share with you some of my  simple yet delicious game day appetizers that will be a hit with your guest! Read more »

Bone Broth & The Benefits


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So many articles have been written over the years on the gut healing properties of Bone Broth. This information has been out there for quite a while but it’s only been within the last couple of years that people are starting to take seriously all the data and research about the gut healing health benefits of drinking bone broth.
From all the research I have been doing on Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease, cancer, basically any disease of the body starts with gut health or should I say lack there of. Medical scientists have discovered that your health is dependent on the health of your intestinal track.
Everything Maria and I have been talking about for over a year now on brain health has been how important it is to heal your gut.



Cristina Ferrare’s Turkey Marinade & Stuffing

Turkey Marinade & Stuffing For Your Thanksgiving Table 

cristina ferrare thanksgiving turkey marinade and stuffing

I’ve tried so many ways over the years to prepare turkey so it will have lots of flavor and not turn out dry. I’ve wrapped them in cheese clothes, soaked them in brine, deep fried, put butter over the skin, under the skin, cooked it stuffed, unstuffed, none of that works like this simple marinade. Everyone who has tried it swears that by using this marinade they end up with the most tender and juicy turkey ever. Using fresh herbs are the secret to the most flavorful gravy.

I introduced this recipe on a local talk show I was hosting in Los Angeles called, “A.M. Los Angeles” over 25 years ago and to this day I have strangers stop me on the streets and in grocery stores to tell me how much the love it! Now I have new generation of converts! Preparing the turkey with this marinade will also yield plenty of gravy that you will want to put on everything!

Turkey Marinade

1 14 to 15 pound organic turkey, empty cavity of bird and the neck and rinse well, pat dry and place in roasting pan

2 & ½ cups Dijon Mustard

1/2 cup olive oil

4 fresh lemons, juiced, save the rinds

1 cup low sodium soy sauce

4 sprigs rosemary

1 bundle sage Read more »

How to make perfect EGGS!

We LOVE breakfast in our home and I serve up a variety of different foods during the week to start the day off right. At least twice week I prepare eggs and when I do I want them to be perfect or should I say my family would like for them to be perfect. Over the years of hearing, these eggs are too runny, too hard, too soft, jiggles too much, not fluffy, too fluffy, I have perfected the egg to my families liking. I spent the whole day in the kitchen recently to go over in detail the timing and ingredients. I went though several dozens eggs and my whole house smelled like eggs but it was worth it in the end.

Here are some recipes and techniques for the fluffiest scrambled eggs, the perfect poached egg, the just right soft boiled egg, omelets that melt in your mouth, no jiggle fried eggs along with creamy egg salad and deviled eggs!

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Cooking With Maria Thanksgiving Prep

What are you cooking this Thanksgiving?