Dominic Condo
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
I was born and raised in South Philadelphia, now living in the Philly 'burbs of Drexel Hill. I enjoy sharing traditional (and personally updated) Italian American recipes and the family stories that go along with them at my blog, Cucina Domenico (domskitchen.blogspotcom). Some of my favorite times are spent in the kitchen with my daughter, who is very eager to learn how to cook. I am also involved in food blog collaborations with Una Mamma Italiana and am a contributor to Lorraine Ranalli's Cucina Chatter radio program. I look forward to sharing stories and recipes here as well!
4
Reviews: 0
October 15, 2014
0
755
  I always got a kick out of how television painter Bob Ross would turn artistic mistakes into ‘happy little accidents’.  This recipe isn’t so much of a mistake or an accident as it is a substitution, but it’s end result still made me much happier than anticipated. My first intentions were to take the...
August 16, 2013
0
1,315
  This past June, for my milestone 40th birthday, my wife Daria went above and beyond and surprised me with a gift that would be equivalent to a sports fan’s opportunity to play ball at spring training, or a musician’s weekend at rock & roll camp. My gift was to be chef for a day in a New York City restaurant. After much...
October 08, 2012
1
1,145
  I’ve been planning to make a pumpkin lasagna for a while now, and have spent a good amount of time researching different ways of how to do so. I’ve come across a lot of unique recipes – most that simply mix the pumpkin and spices into the ricotta cheese. Lasagna, in my opinion, is a very elegant pasta dish, and should...
May 29, 2012
0
1,263
I always enjoy finding items on a menu that were once considered everyday survival food to our ancestors. Polenta, for example, was once nothing more than peasant food, because it was affordable and could be made in abundance. Nowadays, you can find polenta offered as a special appetizer at a fancy Italian restaurant. Another food item from...
April 24, 2012
0
1,527
One of the genuine pleasures of writing a blog is making contacts with others who share a similar passion. I have been fortunate enough to make several meaningful relationships over the years with other bloggers and foodies. Recently, my friend Dan Putkowski, author of several books including Bonk’s Bar and An Island Away, contacted me...
February 25, 2012
0
1,374
  One of the biggest thrills that comes with writing this blog is being able to share some of my family’s recipes. For this post I am very honored to share with you a stuffed pepper recipe inspired by my Aunt Tina. I use the word ‘inspired’ because, like most Italian family recipes, exact measurements were not specific....
January 20, 2012
0
1,926
The cold winter air is finally settling in, which means it’s the perfect time to enjoy a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. Soups, stews and chili always make for a great comfort food this time of year. But one of my favorite dishes to make during the winter months is risotto. Accented with anything from herbs and wine, to fish and...
December 18, 2011
0
1,340
  Like the star that led the Wise Men to the stable, it’s the hot pepper salad that leads my family to the table! Hot pepper salad, which is a staple Condo family recipe, has been served at many graduation, confirmation and communion parties, and at every major holiday dinner for as long as I could remember. However, Christmas Eve...
November 11, 2011
1
1,919
  Of all the different dishes that I’ve made over the years, it’s the the traditional, simple comfort foods that I still enjoy making the most. Italian soul food – as my good friend Lorraine Ranalli fondly calls it – has been the staple to many Italian-American households for generations. Hearty dishes...
October 10, 2011
0
2,090
  Now’s the time for all things pumpkin to make its way into my kitchen. Everything from pumpkin coffee, bread, muffins, pies, spices, soup, ice cream, and of course beer….you name it and I’m a sucker for it. Over the next few weeks I’m going to share some pumpkin recipes that are fantastic for this time of year,...
August 09, 2011
0
1,777
Grilling fruit is a fun and delicious way to prepare dessert in the summertime. It’s also a nice way to impress your guests without much effort! Bananas and peaches are my usual go-to grilling fruits, and my friend Jay also does grilled pineapple. Preparation is simple and grilling time only takes a few minutes. First thing you want to do is clean...
July 16, 2011
0
1,877
  They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But what do you do when life gives you a hurricane that rips almost all of your premature green tomatoes off of its vine? Last week’s massive storm that rolled through our area did just this. To say that I was heartbroken is an understatement. Thankfully our next door neighbor,...
June 20, 2011
0
2,085
  Potato salad could arguably be one of the most popular salads served this time of year. From roast beef, chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, to grill-outs and picnics, potato salad is hands-down the side dish staple. The combination of potatoes and mayonnaise (often with the addition of carrots, celery, eggs, and even bacon bits) is...
May 16, 2011
0
2,886
  Out with the old, and in with the new. Not only is that my motto for New Years resolutions and spring cleaning, it also applies to my annual limoncello bottling! Every year at this time I start the bottling process of my home made 'cello (fondly called Domenicello) that has been sitting in a large mason jar, infusing in a dark...
March 21, 2011
0
1,573
  This week we're going back to the basics with a simple pasta dish that is my daughter Julianna's favorite meal. It's a simple dish that's very easy to make, and works great for an easy weekday meal. It's also a nice alternative to alfredo sauce - not as heavy, and with more of a garlic kick.    Since...
This member has not saved any restaurants to their favorites yet.
This member has not reviewed any restaurants yet.
This member does not have any favorite recipes saved yet.
This member has not reviewed any restaurants yet.
This member has not posted any recipes yet.

This member has not added any friends yet.
This member has not joined any groups yet.
Topic
Category
Replies
Last Replied
This member has not created any Table Talk discussions yet.
This member is not connected to a Twitter account.

Di Palo Gift Basket Giveaway

Product Spotlight

Sign up for our Newsletter!

Become A Fan

Become A Fan

Follow Us On

Follow Us On

Table Talk Discussions

JeffdiMontone's picture
JeffdiMontone

Linguine & The Art of Vongole: AROMA CUCINA
...

JeffdiMontone's picture
JeffdiMontone

We’re back!

AROMA CUCINA is back in the blog world,...

JeffdiMontone's picture
JeffdiMontone

We’re back!

AROMA CUCINA is back in the blog world,...

Popular Groups

Members: 1

Heading to Italy on holiday? A group to discover and discuss wine & food travel opportunities

Members: 4

You can not separate the italian food from the italian wines !

Members: 3

Vera PIzza Napoletana Association for USA and Canada