Step into Marie’s kitchen and get some delicious recipes.

According to the meatball maven, “To make the perfect meatball, the most important ingredient is the love. Without the love, it’s just a ball of meat.”

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Chicken Soup


Italian Omelette

Tuna Sandwiches

Lemon Chicken


3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat

1 tablespoon dry sherry

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2-teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/4-cup cornstarch

1/2-teaspoon baking powder

2 cups vegetable oil

1/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1 lemon, sliced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


In a large bowl combine the chicken, sherry, soy sauce and 1/2-teaspoon salt. Mix together, cover and refrigerate. Let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes. In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, 1/4 cup cornstarch and baking powder to form a batter. In a wok, heat 2 cups oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat chicken with batter and fry in wok until browned. Cut into bite size pieces and set aside. In a medium bowl combine the sugar, 1-tablespoon cornstarch, broth, lemon juice and 1-teaspoon salt. Mix together and add lemon slices. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok and slowly stir in lemon sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, until sauce is clear. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

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If you are in the Washington D.C. area, be sure to visit the award-winning Mitsitam Cafe which offers a variety of Native American foods.


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