Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli




2 lbs. fresh broccoli (washed and cut into pieces)

2 cups  sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

1 cup of  butter

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Boil broccoli in a pot of water for about 15 minutes. Broccoli should be tender when done. Drain well.

2. Melt butter add salt and pepper. Stir.

3. In a deep baking dish, add broccoli. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Pour butter over broccoli.

4. Bake in oven for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted.


John Contratti’s Day With Henry Winkler


Once again, I had a special opportunity to spend time with my friend Henry Winkler. I had a wonderful afternoon on the set of one of my favorite television shows, Royal Pains. Henry was in town filming an episode. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he’s a terrific guy,


John Contratti and “Royal Pains” Paulo Costanzo


John Contratti and the lovely Jenna Elfman