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Favorite Game Day Recipes for the Super Bowl!

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So the big day is right around the corner..Super Bowl, yay! I’m not really partial to either team and am not even a huge football fan, but i LOVE LOVE LOVE the Super Bowl simply because of the parties, the fun, and the food and drinks, of course. So in spirit of the football party season, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite game day recipes that are perfect for a crowd. Finger foods, appetizers, dips and spreads and small bites to party in style!… Read More Favorite Game Day Recipes for the Super Bowl!

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Meatball Madness!

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year simply because it’s a time when the leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler, and you have an excuse to stay inside to watch football with friends and family and gather around the table with some delicious party food!

Whenever I host a party, I like to create a smorgasbord of food that’s easy for people to grab. I love bite-sized finger foods and tapas-style spreads that are fun to make and eat. My idea for a great fall football party is Meatball Madness – an experiment with different types of meatballs paired with unique sauces, fillings and bases to eat them on.… Read More Meatball Madness!

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Mix it Up! Non-Traditional Holiday Menu Ideas & Recipes from NYC Top Chefs

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It’s that time of year again to start planning menus and recipes for the holidays. But instead of just serving traditional turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, why not mix it up a little bit and serve your holiday meal with an international flair? I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and interview several Top Chefs and restaurants in NYC to get some creative ideas for non-traditional holiday menus for the holidays. Whether it have a Latin, French, Asian, Jewish or Italian twist; here are some great international menu ideas and recipes for a fabulous holiday meal with family and friends that break the norm.… Read More Mix it Up! Non-Traditional Holiday Menu Ideas & Recipes from NYC Top Chefs

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Citrus Honey Soy Chicken with Toasted Almond Farro

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Tuscan Fields, provider of organic, Italian farro, is offering a scholarship to this spring’s Eat Write Retreat food bloggers conference in Philadelphia. They sent some of their delicious samples to me to create a farro recipe for a chance to win a scholarship to the conference this year! If farro is new to you, you’ll love… Read More Citrus Honey Soy Chicken with Toasted Almond Farro

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5 Holiday Appetizer Recipes and Colavita Olive Oil Holiday Giveaway!

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The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate by throwing a holiday cocktail party with friends and family? I’ve teamed up with Colavita this season to celebrate with all of you, by creating  some delicious Holiday Appetizer recipes using their World Selection and Private Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored Cooking Oil blends. … Read More 5 Holiday Appetizer Recipes and Colavita Olive Oil Holiday Giveaway!

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Tamarind Shrimp Soba Noodles

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This is a typical Asian dish with warm, smooth and bright flavors. Soba noodles are typical Japanese noodles made of buckwheat and wheat flours (you can find soba and most of the ingredients in this recipe in any Asian store, Kaluystan’s in NYC, Whole Foods or online). The velvety flavorful sauce is semi-sweet and made… Read More Tamarind Shrimp Soba Noodles

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Chinese New Year Potluck :: Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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In spirit of the Chinese New Year, I attended a Chinese Potluck party with a group of NYC food bloggers hosted by Tiger Beer, Jackie of The Diva that Ate NY and Ken of Hungry Rabbit NYC. We were all asked to make our favorite Chinese dish to share with the group for the party… Read More Chinese New Year Potluck :: Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

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Asian Five Spice Sesame Beef and Sugar Snap Peas

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I love Chinese food. Especially when it’s raining outside and there’s nothing else to do but cozy up under the covers and watch a movie or two like I did last weekend. I was craving some stir fry that day but instead of ordering the usual from my favorite place on 3rd Avenue, I decided to whip up my own dish with some steak, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts and scallions that I had on hand. I thought I would spice it up a little bit with a 5-spice powder I found in my pantry that I have to admit, have never used.… Read More Asian Five Spice Sesame Beef and Sugar Snap Peas

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