Cocktails, Comfort Food, Drinks and Cocktails, Winter Recipes

Hot Toddy to the Rescue

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The old fashioned Hot Toddy is the perfect remedy for a cold Winter evening or
when you’re feeling under the weather. The traditional recipe calls for Scotch,
but you can also make it with Whiskey, Brandy or Rum too. Great for colds and
sore throats and all around warming comfort in the Winter time. One of these
and you’ll be up and running (or stumbling…) again in no time!… Read More Hot Toddy to the Rescue

Book Reviews

The Healing Powers of Chocolate

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The Healing Powers of Chocolate Check out this new book by Cal Orey, The Writing Gourmet..it discusses the health benefits of red wine and chocolate and recommends pairings for both. How good can it get? Read more about it on her food blog here: http://calorey.blogspot.com/ by by

Comfort Food, Entrees, One-Pot Dishes, Soups, Winter Recipes

Spice up Your Night w/ Southern-Style Taco Soup

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Southern-Style Taco Soup is something I discovered when I lived down South in Atlanta. My ex-boyfriend’s Mom (a great Southern cook from Alabama) made this for us everytime we came home to visit on a chilly winter night and it was completely delicious – similar to chili yet a warm flavorful soup with corn, black beans, kidney beans and green chilies and diced tomatoes.… Read More Spice up Your Night w/ Southern-Style Taco Soup

Beef, Desserts, Entrees, Holiday Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Winter Recipes

An Intimate Gathering: Holiday Dinner Party Menu

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Since the holidays are rapidly approaching, I’m planning an intimate dinner party with friends featuring some of my favorite recipes to make a delicious, warming and elegant meal. Filet Mignon with Mushroom and Rosemary Sauce for the entree, Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese as a side, Pear, Arugula and Pancetta as an accompanying winter salad, and rich, decadent Chocolate Mousse for dessert.… Read More An Intimate Gathering: Holiday Dinner Party Menu

Baking, Breads, Cheese, Comfort Food, Fall Recipes, Family Recipes, Holiday Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Potatoes, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving Recipes, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

A Few of My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and there’s no guessing why – it’s all about visiting friends and family, being thankful for the wonderful things in our lives and of course, it’s all about the food. Turkey and Dressing is the normal star of the table, but I love to experiment with the side dishes to mix… Read More A Few of My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Food Reviews, NYC, Restaurant Reviews

Lobster anyone?

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Luke’s Lobster – East Village, NYC One visit to Luke’s Lobster, in the East Village, NYC and you’ll see why this new casual seafood shack has become such a big hit in New York. The restaurant opened in October 2009, by Maine native Luke Holden, and all of their seafood is imported from Luke’s father’s… Read More Lobster anyone?

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