I’m a food enthusiast/ photographer/ personal chef, who loves to cook quality home style meals for her family and turned my love of cooking into a blog.
Mamma Rocks is a mom owned, family operated business catering to the busy working professional and mom’s that just need a little help during the week putting delicious meals on the family table. All of our meals are fresh made, delivered the same day they are made and are as easy as heat, eat and enjoy!
Hey folks! The Mamma Rocks food truck will be rolling out this April. We have a design for the truck that we want your input on. Check out this photo and let us know what you think... is is a winner, a loser or needs changes (please write what you would change in your comments)? Thanks!
If you are looking for a great game day dip recipe you need to check out this ultra simple 5 ingredient totally addictive recipe! http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/ultra-simple-5-ingredient-mexican-chicken-dip/
mammarocksthekitchen.com SIMPLE RECIPE - This a very simple and elegant looking dish, packed with zesty lemon flavor. If you are looking to save time, this recipe can easily be made at the beginning of the week and re-heated for an easy weeknight meal. So elegant looking, I have made this dish for company - topping the chic...
Only 2 days till Thanksgiving! Yeah, I know… you probably are well aware of that. But you might be trying to finalize the last minute details of your menu, if so give this delicious recipe a try. Sure to be a family favorite.
mammarocksthekitchen.com Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta Bacon If you are looking for an impressive side dish that wows even the non-veggie eating guest at the table, then look no further than this ultra flavor packe
Don't forget to place your frozen turkey in the fridge tonight so that it will thaw in time for Thanksgiving! Oh, and give my turkey recipe a try for a deliciously tender turkey.
mammarocksthekitchen.com Our Super Moist and Tender Turkey recipe is a surefire win… yes, it will be juicy and yes it will be flavorful.
mammarocksthekitchen.com Lemon Basil Pesto Chicken Over Bowtie Pasta Deliciously tender, slightly lemony, Basil Pesto Chicken…. Yummy! Chicken breast marinated in a fresh basil, walnut, garlic, Parmesan cheese with a hint of
Fall off the bone tender pork, slow roasted for 8 to 10 hours; seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, Kosher salt, and a hint of cayenne pepper adds complexity while a little brown sugar adds some sweetness; serve on a toasty slider roll with some tangy slaw and you have the makings of a perfect BBQ sandwich that your family and guests will rave about for weeks. Get the full recipe at: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/pulled-pork-sliders-slaw/
This Italian Pasta Salad starts off with tender Rotini pasta cooked Al Dente; tossed with your favorite Italian dressing and complimented by Genoa salami, Provolone cheese; black and green olives for a little zest; artichoke hearts for a little tang; roasted red peppers for a little smoky sweet; all topped with grated Parmesan for a nice salty finish. For the full recipe visit: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/italian-pasta-salad/
This recipe reminds of the Jersey shore and the county fair... what a wonderful sandwich for game day or an easy weeknight meal!
mammarocksthekitchen.com Sausage, peppers and onions is a simple must have dish to have on your menu for any event where you want to please a crowd. In my house, we have taken the average sausage, peppers and onion sandwich and have kicked it up a notch. I take hot and sweet Italian sausage; cook them in a water bath to get...
Missing New Jersey... the land of the corner deli and wonderful picnic sides. This recipe brings me back. Give it a try today!
mammarocksthekitchen.com So I know what you are thinking, “Oh no! Not another coleslaw recipe!!!” Believe me I get it, there are many, many coleslaw recipes out there in the universe. Well guess what? I think we need one more… one that has crisp cabbage; tastes a little salty sweet with just the right acidic kick and...Read...
Here is a recipe in honor of my father. One of his favorites.
mammarocksthekitchen.com Cucumber salad just reminds me of my dad. It was one of the simplest pleasures he truly enjoyed. It did not matter what we were having for dinner, it was a common request to have cucumber salad on the side. Now, as an outsider that might sound weird… but you never met my father. He...Read More »
My kids LOVE this recipe... In fact so does my husband! He dips them in Buffalo sauce.
mammarocksthekitchen.com Everyone loves crispy, crunchy chicken tenders… young, old – I don’t think it really matters. And what’s not to love? Tender sliced chicken breast, coated in a seasoned salt flour coating; then dipped in an egg wash; and finished with crispy breadcrumbs; fried until golden brown and completed in the...
mammarocksthekitchen.com Don’t let the high brow sounding name of this dish fool you. While saying Dutch Oven Braised Beef Ragu Over Polenta out loud will ring in your ear as some sort of fancy and expensive entrée you would find on the menu of a stuffy restaurant, truth is this is a heart warming, saucy, cozy...Read More »
mammarocksthekitchen.com If you are a crab cake lover like my family is, then you are going to love this crab packed recipe and its’ budget friendly simplicity. The ingredients are simple: Jumbo lump crab meat gives these gab cakes a rich and decadent flavor; freshly squeezed lemon offers a bright citrus undertone; slightly...
Made these delicious burgers last night. So good on a warm summer night. Check out the full recipe to see what my version of the PERFECT burger is.
How to Bake the Perfect Potato
Sooooo simple, but yet so yummy. Potatoes are cheap, easy to prepare, very nutritious and can be stuffed and adorned with some awesomely delicious toppings - crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, sour cream, butter, chives, chili, beans, or whatever else your imagination can cook up - making it the perfect budget side dish that can taste expensive.
Foolproof Easy BBQ Ribs
So I know what you are thinking… NOTHING is foolproof. But here I am calling this recipe just that. If you can count backwards from 3 (hint: 3 – 2 – 1) then you can make this ultra easy, although a little time consuming, recipe that will produce the most delicious ribs you have ever eaten… EVERY SINGLE TIME! It is almost impossible to ruin the ribs – hence the foolproof in my recipe title. Meat so tender it virtually slides of the bone and has an ultra flavorful complexity. http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/foolproof-easy-bbq-ribs/
The Best Macaroni Salad Ever – Recipe
Nothing goes better with hamburgers, hot dogs or ribs than a slightly tangy, creamy side of macaroni salad. This recipe is so easy to make but the results are so tasty… whenever I make this side dish for BBQs or family get togethers everyone is always asking for seconds AND the recipe! http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/the-best-macaroni-salad-ever/
Easy 8 ingredient Cilantro Lime Marinade that is so simple to make but yet so delicious on flank, skirt and rib eye steaks, tastey on chicken and wonderful on pork or fish. I love this marinade because there are absolutely no artificial ingredients like you find in those mass produced marinades you buy in the store and the flavor is citrus tangy with a lovely cilantro finish. Oh and did I mention you can make this in your food processor or blender in about 5 minutes!!! Quick, easy, all natural and tastes amazing… what could be better!
Who doesn’t love an ooey gooey side of Mac & Cheese with their BBQ, burger or meatloaf? My oldest daughter loves this recipe soooo much she eats it as a meal with copious amounts of bacon crumbled on top! MMMMMM, bacon!!!!! Make some today: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/creamy-mac-and-cheese/
6 Memorial Day Must Have Recipes - Whether you are having a BBQ, picnic or just hanging out grilling with family and friends - these 6 recipes will make everyone come back for seconds! Appetizers from the grill: Grilled Asian Style Sticky Wings and Grilled Spicy Buffalo Wings. Main Dish and Sauce: The “Perfect” Backyard Bacon Cheese Burger and Mamma’s Burger and Fries Sauce. Side Dish: Creamy Mac and Cheese. Also check out our primer on How to Light a Charcoal grill without using lighter fluid! View the full recipes here: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/6-memorial-day-must-have-recipes/
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
This is a great recipe that you can feed a crowd with or just have some awesome leftovers to use for easy meals throughout the week. I know it seems like a crazy amount of meatloaf but I truly feed my family of four with this on a Sunday, and then again during the week. I love that it heats so well in the microwave and makes for a delicious work lunch or easy dinner to come home to.
Well, let’s get you started on your way to meatloaf yumminess!
Ohh, by the way did I mention that it is wrapped in bacon? Nothing brings the family running to the dinner table faster than the word BACON! View the whole recipe here: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/bacon-wrapped-meatloaf/
How to Light a Charcoal Grill
Learn the best way to light your charcoal grill… it is simple and easy with the right tools and a few simple steps!!!! View the full "How to Steps" here: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/how-to-light-a-charcoal-grill/
Homemade French Fries
Making your own french fries can sound a little tedious and yes, like a lot of work… but the end result is WELL WORTH THE EFFORT. Trust me! Nothing beats double fried homemade french fries. They taste fresh, have a great crunchy quality to them and YOU control how they are made, which beats the pants off of the science project list of ingredients you find on the package of most french fries you find in your grocer freezer isle. See the full recipe here: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/homemade-french-fries/
Grilled Asian Style Sticky Wings
If you love slightly salty, tangy, honey sticky, Asian flavors AND chicken wings – then this recipe is for you! These are grilled not fried which gives them a slightly smokey flavor and are absolutely delicious as an appetizer or as a main dish especially if you pair them with some nice Asian style noodles as a side. What did you say? Game day is this Sunday? Then look no further than this recipe... View the full recipe here: http://www.mammarocksthekitchen.com/asian-style-honey-sticky-wings/
Meatballs and Sausage Sunday Dinner Pasta Sauce
This slowly simmered pasta sauce will transport you back to the days when your grandmother woke up early on Sunday mornings – painstakingly slow cooking sausage, hand forming tender meatballs and slowly stirring the most fragrant and delicious pasta sauce you have ever eaten.
Who doesn’t love a heaping serving of tender meatballs and savory sausage over a bowl of penne smothered in a flavorful tomato pasta sauce? MMMMMM… so yummy! In fact, this recipe is not only one of my family’s favorite, but was also one of my most requested entrées when I was a personal chef.
Now for many people their dinner sauce, pasta sauce or “gravy” recipe – no matter what you call it – is something to be guarded… and is typically handed down from generation to generation. And this recipe is no different, BUT today I am sharing mine with you!
For the full recipe!
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