Category Archives: Favorite Recipes

Portugese-fusion Chef At Univ. Of New Haven To Benefit The Hungry

George Mendes, a chef originally from Danbury, Conn. who owns a restaurant in New York City and is the author of a memoir/cookbook will be the guest speaker at University of New Haven on Friday, Feb. 5 at the annual dinner, “Love is a Full Plate”, to raise money to fight hunger in Connecticut. George Read more…

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Patricia Russo~ Ex. Dir., Women’s Campaign School At Yale

  It has been a week of celebrating Italian Americans on NYBERG, and  our final guest is Patricia Russo, the Executive Director of The Women’s Campaign School at Yale….she is all things politics in this state…she is warm and she is funny. If you’re a woman and want to run for political office, Russo is your Read more…

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Actor, Dan Lauria ~ Italian American

  He’s one of the most gracious actors I’ve ever met in decades of interviewing celebrities. Tonight’s Italian American guest on NYBERG is actor Dan Lauria…you learned who he was on “The Wonder Years” television show…he played the Dad. Lauria played Vince Lombardi on the stage, you might remember that. He’s an author of children’s Read more…

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Al Primo, Television News Pioneer ~ Italian American

Italian-American, Al Primo, is a pioneer in television news, he lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Primo is largely responsible for the format you see every night on your local news. News Anchors, a weather person and sports and then interaction with reporters in the field and their chats with the folks at the news desk. Read more…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Michael Ross~ Italian American

  Michael Ross is the Managing Director of Westport Country Playhouse. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but has called Connecticut home for decades. His Dad was from Sicily, his Mom was Danish, he tells some hilarious stories about growing up. This was just an enjoyable interview at the table.   Michael Ross’s Favorite Italian Read more…

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Congresswoman, Rosa Delauro~ Italian American

  Third District Congresswoman, Rosa DeLauro grew up in Wooster Square, New Haven, Connecticut. Her parents were both on the board of Alders for years and years. Her Mother, Luisa DeLauro to this day is the longest-serving alderperson ever from 1965 to 1999. Congresswoman, DeLauro who has served in the U.S. House of representatives for 25-years, Read more…

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These Cheese Dips Look So Good…Bring On The Pretzels!

These dips just look so good. Oktoberfest Trio of Beer Cheese Dips A delicious trio of beer cheese dips made with stout, pale ale, and saison beers. For Oktoberfest or any time. This is from Cake ‘n’ Knife, a web site that is chocked full of fun recipes. Ingredients DUBLINER STOUT 2 Tbsp flour 2 Read more…

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Chocolate Pecan Babka

This is a beautiful site on this table, and regardless of whether you bake a lot you just want to try this to see if you too can display such a beauty in your home. Of course it will be devoured in 12 seconds, but oh this looks good. I stumble onto such things all Read more…

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Linda! Quick Get The Dip!

Never mind who Linda is…we’ve all been there…company shows up unexpectedly over the holidays, the doorbell rings, and panic sets in. What are you going to feed them…well, here it is! It’s Linda’s Dip! You can sneak into the kitchen and whip this up while your husband or kids entertains said “drop by” guests. This Read more…

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Hostess With The Mostess ~ Holiday Cranberry Margaritas

What to be the hostess with the mostess? Hit your guests at the front door with the festive Cranberry Margarita! CRANBERRY MARGARITAS INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail  3/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup tequila 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec ice cubes DIRECTIONS: Stir all ingredients together.  Serve Read more…

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