Chef Interviews, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food Reviews, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, NYC, Product Reviews, Uncategorized

My Expert Interview on FoodyDirect.com!

I was recently interviewed by Foody Direct as part of their Expert Interview program. Read the full interview on the FoodyDirect.com Blog!

FoodyDirect is an online marketplace bringing the most delicious food in the country right to the doorstep of your home or office.… Read More My Expert Interview on FoodyDirect.com!

BBQ, Chicken, Desserts, Family Recipes, Food and Cooking How-To's, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Kitchen and Home, Mediterranean, NYC, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Television, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Video

Cooking with Color 4 Kids TV Summer Edition + Recipes from Spring Show

My #CookingwithColor4Kids TV Show Summer Edition is LIVE and what a fun show we have for you…Thanks to all the amazing kids and parents who were on the show and for sharing all your awesome Summer recipes and how to make them with us!… Read More Cooking with Color 4 Kids TV Summer Edition + Recipes from Spring Show

Chef Interviews, Comfort Food, Events and Awards, NYC, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

How 3 NYC Restaurants are using Social Media creatively to break through the clutter

Most restaurateurs are beginning to understand the power of social media and online marketing. Running a print ad or spending money on television ads is expensive. Smart operators realize the importance of connecting with consumers and influencers, and how positive online engagement can affect their brand, business, foot traffic and reputation. Social media can be… Read More How 3 NYC Restaurants are using Social Media creatively to break through the clutter

Family Recipes, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food and Drink Events, Healthy Cooking, NYC, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian

Cooking with Color 4 Kids© – a new live interactive cooking program launched at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn NY

This past week on June 27, Kristen launched a new cooking program for kids called Cooking with Color 4 Kids © with eDiningNews at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn. This interactive, hands-on cooking class is designed for the whole family, as Kristen teaches kids and parents how to cook colorful, healthy recipes through the color palette,… Read More Cooking with Color 4 Kids© – a new live interactive cooking program launched at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn NY

Appetizers, Cocktails, Comfort Food, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Holiday Cocktail Party! Photoshoot + Recipes

It’s that time of year again – holiday parties filled with plenty of cocktails, socializing and finger food much to our heart’s desire to celebrate this sparkly season. I teamed up with a photographer friend of mine, Maike Paul, to do a Holiday Cocktail Party photo shoot and we had waayyyyy too much fun!

We chose five of our favorite cocktails to concoct, style, shoot (and drink, of course), along with a few nibbles to compliment. So here’s the lineup: Whiskey Sour with Stuffed Mushrooms, Classic Martini with Spiced Mixed Nuts, Mulled Wine with Cheese and Crackers, Pisco Sour, and a luscious White Russian for dessert. I know you’ll love all of these recipes for your next holiday cocktail party as much as we did. And Happy Holidays to all of you – CHEERS!… Read More Holiday Cocktail Party! Photoshoot + Recipes

Food and Drink Events, Uncategorized

Sunset Wine & Dine KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Event in Support of Susan G. Coman

Hey folks! We’re throwing a big rooftop party for a good cause! *UNFORTUNATELY WE NEED TO CANCEL TONIGHT’S EVENT DUE TO WEATHER, AND ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PLANNING A NEW EVENT DATE FOR THIS – WILL BE ANOTHER EVENING IN EARLY AUGUST! STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS! … Read More Sunset Wine & Dine KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Event in Support of Susan G. Coman

Appetizers, Baking, Breads, Desserts, Drinks and Cocktails, Eggs, Entrees, Grilled Recipes, Memoirs, One-Pot Dishes, Pies and Tarts, Pork, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Southern/Soul Food, Spring Recipes, Stews, Thanksgiving Recipes, Travel, Turkey Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

A Dose of Southern Comfort & Down-Home Recipes :: Part 1

I recently took a cooking class at ICE that was all about Southern Cooking. In the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, I wanted share some of the awesome down-home Southern food we made. These are classic Southern recipes you’d find on the Sunday “Supper” table with a large group of friends and family, that scream… Read More A Dose of Southern Comfort & Down-Home Recipes :: Part 1

Desserts, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Pies and Tarts, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Luscious Brown Sugar Buttermilk Pie

This is a delicious, luscious custard pie that I made over Thanksgiving holiday, and it was so easy to make. Made with buttermilk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter; it has a creamy consistency similar to pumpkin pie but without the pumpkin. It includes a simple recipe for homemade pie crust, but you can also use… Read More Luscious Brown Sugar Buttermilk Pie

Entrees, Fall Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Ricotta Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Sauce

As far as I’m concerned, gnocchi are little pillows of love, goodness and deliciousness. Especially when they are homemade..that is a true labor of love. It’s not that they are difficult to make, but definitely time consuming, but with a little patience the end result is worth the wait! Gnocchi (Italian plural for gnoccho) are… Read More Ricotta Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Book Reviews, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top 10 (Things I Love) :: 2011 / Happy New Year!

Well the end of 2011 is finally here. WOW. What a crazy, awesome, long year it’s been! I started my food blog last year around the holidays, and since then I have met so many amazing people in the food industry, learned amazing skills in my cooking classes, food styling and photography and food writing… Read More Top 10 (Things I Love) :: 2011 / Happy New Year!

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