Monday, August 27, 2012

I Married A Mobster: Toni Marie's 4 Star Kitchen

Toni Marie Fappiano from I Married A Mobster
"Scarred For Life"

Investigation Discovery has already aired Toni Marie's episode, "Scarred For Life," on August 15th. You may still be able to catch her episode because ID rebroadcasts them. Check their program schedule.

My agenda today is not Toni Marie, the ex mob wife, but Toni Marie the Italian Chef! There are days I will be reading or chatting on Twitter and, all of a sudden, Toni Marie will post a picture of the dinner she has made for her husband. She has my mouth watering for a delicious dinner, but all I have are my lousy chicken cutlets waiting for me. I whined so much about my cutlets that Toni Marie graciously shared her recipe with me. I will be trying it out soon. Meanwhile, she puts all my dinners to shame. Still, I love looking at her delicious meals, all of which look like they came out of a Four Star Restaurant and not somebody's kitchen. I vicariously enjoy them as I envy her husband. Toni Marie has plans to write a cookbook too. I hope in the not too distant future! Guess who will be first in line at her book signing? You look at the following pictures and tell me you will not be standing right behind me waiting to buy yours!

Bolognese sauce & Rigatoni


Portobello Mushrooms

Sausage and Peppers


Chicken and Artichoke Hearts

Fresh Mozzarella & Basil

A "quick" dinner
Shrimp and Broccoli

Steak Pizzaiola

Not only is Toni Marie a fantastic cook, but apparently she is also an excellent photographer. When I questioned her, she modestly says she took the pictures with her cell phone! Imagine what she could do with professional equipment?  From the pictures, it seems to me, her favorite ingredient for every recipe is "love."  She always has me wondering what "WE" are having tomorrow night? 

Picture credit: Discovery ID and Toni Marie's Twitter Account @ToniMarieRicci  Follow her, she is an absolutely lovely woman.