Happy Memorial Day! A time to reflect all of those brave soldiers and military servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives and families for the safety of ours. Big applause and respect goes out to them and grateful we have a safe and secure country to live in because of them.… Read More Happy Memorial Day + Some Favorite Recipes
Spring is finally here in full bloom, and I’m so excited to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients! One of my favorite dishes to make for spring is this tasty and fresh pasta dish, Homemade Spring Fettuccine with Pancetta, Peas & Asparagus.… Read More Homemade Spring Fettuccine with Pancetta, Peas & Asparagus
I love making savory tarts and pies, but unfortunately I don’t love the carbs and calories that come along with them. It’s also Summertime, and I’m trying to cook and eat lighter than usual…and the Fall season will come soon enough with all that yummy comfort food!… Read More Veggie, Bacon & Cheese Tarts in a Toasted Quinoa Crust
Summer is that time of year when we get to take some time off from our crazy busy lives, at least for a little while, to clear our heads, visit with friends and family, go to the beach, have a backyard cookout, or simply lie in a hammock and read a book or take a good, long nap.… Read More Summer Veggie Frittata + Time to Relax.
Happy Mother’s Day! What a gorgeous day it is today to celebrate Mom and all the awesome things she does every day of the year. I’m posting this recipe today in honor of MY Mom, who loves Chocolate and Orange, and any dessert for that matter, and whom I promised I would make for her when I go home to see them in June to Upstate NY.… Read More A Special Treat for Mom: Glazed Chocolate Orange Tart
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and that means plenty of parties, get-togethers and entertaining with family and friends which is why this is my favorite time of year! I always love to get together with friends and family and have a holiday brunch where we all bring a lovely dish, and sit around the table eating, drinking and talking for hours as we catch up on each other’s lives and laugh a little. That’s what the holidays are all about in my opinion. Sharing, laughing, loving, eating and drinking.… Read More Entertaining with Ease: Holiday Brunch Strata w/ Ham, Spinach and Cheese
It wouldn’t be the holidays without catching up with friends and family and coming together for a fun holiday brunch with friends that I only get to see a couple times a year. For me, living in New York City, there’s nothing better than going to a nice big house in the suburbs in Upstate NY and gathering in the kitchen and around the table to eat and drink, laugh and talk with good friends.… Read More Holiday Brunch! Caramelized Onion, Ham & Gouda Tart :: Pear, Bleu Cheese, Cranberry & Toasted Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette :: Chicken Empanadillas :: Gluten-Free Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Egg Casserole :: Brown Sugar Butter Monkey Bread
Whenever the holidays roll around, I love to bake and experiment with luscious pies and savory tarts. Puff pastry is such an easy way to make appetizers fit for a crowd, especially when you buy it pre-made from the grocery store. (I especially like Dufour brand which I get from Whole Foods and Fairway stores… Read More Baby Asparagus, Garlic & Three-Cheese Tart
I love waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and breakfast cooking in the kitchen. This is a delicious brunch casserole that’s perfect for the holidays and feeding a crowd. It’s filled with delicious sauteed ham, onions, baby bella mushrooms, garlic and dill, over a thin layer of torn whole… Read More Mushroom, Ham and Cheese Strata: Best Brunch Casserole. EVER.
There’s nothing better than a fresh baked pie on a dreary, Fall day. I decided to make a savory pie (quiche) with some fresh spinach, green onions, garlic, dill, Fines Herbes, eggs, milk, Parmesan and Sharp White Cheddar cheese I had on hand. So easy, and the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a… Read More Spinach, Cheese & Green Onion Pie with Dill and Fines Herbes