Hey there! We’re John & Pedro, cousins with a passion for cooking. Welcome to our cucina where we share recipes, experiences, photos and all the fun we have cooking!

We’ve enjoyed ourselves so much we want to share our experiences with you and we hope you’ll share your experiences, recipes and give us plenty of feedback!

Note, we are not professional chefs in anyway and as you’ll see we blunder time and time again, but hey, that’s half the fun!

So browse around and

Happy eating! Bon appetit! Buon appetito! ¡Buen apetito!

Hot Crab Dip

TGIAC Featured Recipe Hot Crab Dip

No brainer shrimp… enough said! Hot Crab Dip recipe Ingredients 1 Square of Cream cheese (softened); 1 can of crab meat (found in the tuna can section); Pressed garlic cloves (no exact number, depends on how garlicky you want it, …

Beer-Batter Shrimp

TGIAC Featured Recipe Beer-Batter Shrimp

No brainer shrimp… enough said! Beer-Batter Shrimp Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) can of beer – We used Heineken; 1 cup flour; 2 teaspoons garlic powder; 1 pound shrimp, peeled, veined, tail-on. Instructions Make the batter by mixing the beer, flour …

Cherry tomatoes with pesto

Cherry tomatoes with pesto

Cherry tomatoes with homemade pesto and asiago cheese Ingredients (24 cherry tomatoes) 2 dozen cherry tomatoes, washed and cored Asiago cheese 1 c. packed basil leaves, washed and dried 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup parmesan …



Pizzelle Ingredients (Makes about 60 pizzelles) 6 eggs 3 1/2 cups of flour 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1 cup of butter 4 tsp baking powder 2 tablespoons anise, 3 1/2 tbsp vanilla, lemon zest to taste (4 tsp) Instructions …

Baked Swiss Steak

TGIAC Featured Recipe Baked Swiss Steak

The meaty equivalent of our Parmesan Romano Chicken recipe. Very straightforward to make and the meat comes out very tender. Give it a try and let us know what you think! Baked Swiss Steak Ingredients 1/2 pound boneless round steak; …

Garlicky Lentil Soup

TGIAC Featured Recipe Garlicky Lentil Soup

If you like a nice hearty soup to beat back the winter cold, then this is a definite keeper. This lentil soup is very flavorful and relatively simple to make. Oh and get this…. It’s Healthy for you too!!! Try …