Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Giudice… Copying Classic Italian Recipes?

Note:  This is an update… the original was posted yesterday evening… after MS SH had two glasses of Ramona Pinot Grigio.  It’s amazing that Ramona drinks at least two glasses of pinot a day…

Recently, cookbook ‘author’ and cast member of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice was in LA and did a cooking segment on a morning show (here). She sautéed shrimp in a pan on a hot plate, threw in sauce and covered pasta with the mixture and she called her recipe ‘Devil’s Shrimp.’  Tree also brought along a plate full of cannoli cupcakes which she called her ‘happy endings.’

So, this evening, I notice a new cooking segment by Tree, this time in San Diego.  I click on the video and what is Tree slaving away making?  Her ‘Devil’s Shrimp,’ followed by her cannoli cupcake ‘happy endings.’

                                                                                                                I do all my own cooking from recipes that I copied myself from my own classic Italian cookbooks…

Tree is no cook.  Tree obviously has taken tried and true classic Italian recipes, tweaked them and renamed them for her latest cookbook.  Tree ‘Devil’s Shrimp’ is a standard shrimp and pasta recipe called ‘Shrimp Fra Diavolo‘… here’s the recipe, but feel free to do your own search and you will see that Tree’s ‘Devil’s Shrimp’ is ‘Shrimp Fra Diavolo.’


  • 8 oz. pasta
  • 12 oz. large shrimp; peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion; chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves; finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vermouth (or dry white wine)
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

Tree recently mentioned to the Miami Herald that she would love to do a cooking show. Is she serious???  If Tree wants to do a cooking show, first, she needs to stop stuttering and talk in full sentences;  and second, Tree needs to actually cook, unless she’s going to call her cooking show ‘Skinny Semi-Homemade.’

But, hey why not copy Aunt Sandy Lee?  Copying other Housewives has been working for Tree so far…

Tree Giudice, posted with vodpod