Baking, Desserts, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food Styling & Photography, Kitchen and Home, Product Reviews, Uncategorized

Almond Shortbread Cookies w/ Blood Orange Glaze

So February is here and so is National Almond Day! I absolutely love almonds. Not only are they packed with tons of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but they also taste amazing! I love toasting them for salad toppings, using them for crusting chicken or fish, and best of all baking them into lovely, nutty, scrumptious desserts.… Read More Almond Shortbread Cookies w/ Blood Orange Glaze

Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Product Reviews, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Sweet & Savory Mini Tarts

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to start thinking about fun food to make for all the parties and get togethers with family and friends. I love making appetizers and small bites for potlucks and parties because it’s fun to experiment with different flavor combinations and they’re generally easy to transport.… Read More Sweet & Savory Mini Tarts

Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Diet, Drinks and Cocktails, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Product Reviews, Soups, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Superfoods Recipes for a Healthy New Year

Once the holidays are over, it’s time for a break from all the super rich food and cocktails and detox with some healthy recipes made with some of my favorite superfoods for a fresh start to a healthy New Year!

What’s all the fuss over superfoods about? They help step up your immunity, boost energy, slow down aging, lift your spirits, improve circulation, detox, improve sleep, and they have healing benefits too. And they just make you feel better and healthier all around. Colorful fruits and vegetables possess tons of vitamins and minerals – start ‘eating the rainbow’, and you’re off to a healthy start.… Read More Superfoods Recipes for a Healthy New Year

Baking, Chicken, Entrees, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Sunday Supper: Pan-Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary & Caramelized Garlic | Roasted Lemon Asparagus Almondine

Last Sunday on a cold rainy night last week, I started craving some homey pan-roasted chicken. And since I had some fresh asparagus from the farmer’s market I wanted to make some roasted asparagus to go with.… Read More Sunday Supper: Pan-Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary & Caramelized Garlic | Roasted Lemon Asparagus Almondine

Food Reviews, Lifestyle, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Seafood, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

New Article in Downtown Magazine Summer Issue :: Top Seafood and Outdoor Dining Hotspots in NYC

Summer is here and what better way to spend it than dining out on a rooftop, in a garden or an outside patio to soak up the sun? And if you’re in the mood for seafood, whether it be a luscious Lobster Roll, some rockin’ Sushi or fish tacos? Or buy some of your own fresh seafood at a local market to fire up on the grill?… Read More New Article in Downtown Magazine Summer Issue :: Top Seafood and Outdoor Dining Hotspots in NYC

Asian Food, Chicken, Chinese Recipes, Entrees, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Product Reviews, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Uncategorized

Citrus Honey Soy Chicken with Toasted Almond Farro

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

Dressings/Marinades, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

A Perfect Summer Salad: Grapefruit, Avocado & Fennel w/ Asian Citrus Dressing

I found a delicious recipe for a Grapefruit, Avocado and Fennel Salad that I had to make – it’s a fresh combination of healthy grapefruit, avocados and fennel with a light, tangy Asian Citrus dressing made with fruit juice, honey, olive and sesame oil and a little bit of onion and mustard. The original recipe… Read More A Perfect Summer Salad: Grapefruit, Avocado & Fennel w/ Asian Citrus Dressing

Appetizers, Baking, Book Reviews, Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Chicken, Cocktails, Desserts, Drinks and Cocktails, Entrees, One-Pot Dishes, Pork, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Spring Recipes, Things I Love, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

I recently picked up a cookbook at a conference called Recipes Worth Sharing by Favorite Recipes Press. It’s a collection of the most prized, tried-and-true tested home cook recipes from some of the most popular regional community cookbooks and charitable organizations in America. I remember my Mom and Grandmother would occasionally cook from these spiral-bound… Read More Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

Appetizers, Comfort Food, Dressings/Marinades, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Mediterranean, Product Reviews, Sauces, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized

Whipping Up Some Goodness w/ KitchenAid: Mixed Olive Tapenade & Parsley Toasted Nut Pesto

There’s something exciting about getting a new, shiny toy that makes you feel like a kid again. There’s something even more exciting about making something super delicious with that new toy and sharing it with the world. In this case, it’s my new KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor – a powerhouse culinary machine that demystifies and… Read More Whipping Up Some Goodness w/ KitchenAid: Mixed Olive Tapenade & Parsley Toasted Nut Pesto

Appetizers, Comfort Food, Desserts, Entrees, Holiday Recipes, Pasta, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Special Occasion

In the Mood For Love

We’ve all heard that there are certain foods that have aphrodisiac powers, but which ones and what effect do they have on romance? There are several foods that increase passion and the mood for love – almonds, arugula, asparagus, avocado, bananas, basil, chilies, chocolate, coffee, figs, garlic, ginger, honey, nutmeg, oysters, pinenuts, raspberries, strawberries, black truffles, vanilla and wine, just to name a few.… Read More In the Mood For Love

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