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Being Savvy Washington Gives A Review


At night, while relishing the peace and quiet that comes when her children are asleep, Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama assumes her alter ego while blogging and teaching online classes. A Bay Area local, living in DC, Leticia blogs for Tech Savvy Mama and DC Metro Moms. Despite all that she does, Leticia somehow found the time to cook and review ‘Taste This!’ and here is a bit of what she had to say:

Simple tasty food with fresh ingredients is the mantra in our house so I’m always on the lookout for wonderful new cookbooks that will meet my criteria. One new cookbook I adore is Taste This! Author Gina Von Esmarch’s new book is filled with delicious easy to follow recipes whose everyday ingredients are probably pantry staples.

I love that none of the ingredient lists for Gina’s 65 recipes are long. Being able to assemble my ingredients quickly makes it easy for the kids and me to cook up something delectable and fresh even when we are short on time.

We love popping the Parmesan Crisps in the oven to accompany a pot of soup like the Hearty Black Bean Soup made the day before. We keep frozen raw shrimp on hand so we can put together Gina’s Shrimp Scampi as an emergency dinner. Next on our list to try is the Italian Picnic Chicken which comes highly recommended by Being Savvy Newark City Editor, Vanessa.

To read her full article, go to Definitely Taste This!.

Chefdruck- Reviews Italian Picnic Chicken

Italian Picnic Chicken from Chefdruck's Review

Italian Picnic Chicken courtesy of Chefdruck

This recipe was one that I remember my Grandmother (Nonnie) making for those casual Sunday night family dinners and we used to all want to scrape the pan for the yummy breadcrumbs at the bottom of the pan (AKA midiga – in her Sicilian dialect). Needless to say, with a family as large as ours was, she made more than one pan and there was plenty of ‘midiga’ to go around.

This past weekend Vanessa Chefdruck tried out the recipe and wrote a review that has some nice twists to her version of the dish. I excerpted a glimpse of her piece:

I had a tough time choosing which recipe to feature today, and I ended up choosing the Italian Picnic Chicken. I had never tried breading chicken breasts with corn flakes and I was eager to try it. The chicken was a huge hit, not only with Steve, but also with the kids. It was juicy and crunchy. I’m making another batch tomorrow night. I served it with some sauteed broccolini.

You really should check out the full article, not to mention her site (if you haven’t been there yet- please do visit)! Chefdruck Musings