Baking, Beef, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Spicy Food, Stews, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Chile Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

So Winter is in full swing again (can we say freezing ice and rain?) :S

There’s nothing more comforting and heartwarming on a crazy cold day than a yummy bowl of braised short ribs with roasted veggies and mashed potatoes.… Read More Chile Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

Appetizers, Baking, Casseroles, Cocktails, Desserts, Drinks and Cocktails, Family Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Happy Holidays! A few of my favorite holiday recipes

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite #holiday #recipes that I’ve created over the years – either for myself or a few of my clients (KitchenAid, Colavita and Seven Barrels), that I wanted to share with all of you. From appetizers, to salads, to desserts and cocktails, they all have that special magic touch perfect for the holidays! I hope you try them and enjoy!… Read More Happy Holidays! A few of my favorite holiday recipes

Baking, Chocolate, Fall Recipes, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Mini Vegan Chocolate Donuts w/ Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Fall has arrived my friends, and we all know what that means. Pumpkin Spice. Everything. In the spirit of the season, I’ve decided to make some Mini Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts with Salted Caramel Spiced Pumpkin Glaze.… Read More Mini Vegan Chocolate Donuts w/ Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Appetizers, Baking, BBQ, Cajun/Creole Recipes, Casseroles, Cheese, Chicken, Chinese Recipes, Chocolate, Desserts, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Mexican Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Pies and Tarts, Pizza, Pork, sandwiches, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Favorite Game Day Recipes for the Super Bowl!

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!

Baking, Chocolate, Desserts, Eggs, Fruit, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Special Occasion, Uncategorized

A Special Treat for Mom: Glazed Chocolate Orange Tart

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

Baking, Book Reviews, Chocolate, Fall Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, NYC, Pies and Tarts, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Holiday Giveaway with Tate’s Bake Shop from Southampton :: Recipes from ‘Baking for Friends’ Cookbook

If you haven’t heard of Tate’s Bake Shop before or experienced their amazing line of desserts and cookies and baked goods, well you absolutely need to. I remember the first time I tried some of their chocolate chip cookies (the ones on the cover of their cookbook), I almost died and went to heaven. They’re… Read More Holiday Giveaway with Tate’s Bake Shop from Southampton :: Recipes from ‘Baking for Friends’ Cookbook

Chocolate, Comfort Food, Desserts, Food and Cooking How-To's, Food and Drink Events, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, NYC, Special Occasion, Uncategorized

Chocolate Love: Baci Perugina Italian Chocolate Recipes & Giveaway!

I recently attended an amazing chocolate class at Eataly, taught by food historian, author and chocolate expert, Francine Segan. The class was hosted by Baci Perugina and the legendary Perugina Scuola del Cioccolato in Italy. We had the opportunity to create our own Baci chocolate confections, including Baci Chocolates, Baci Pie,   Chocolate Cups, and Chocolate Dessert Pasta while sampling bubbly… Read More Chocolate Love: Baci Perugina Italian Chocolate Recipes & Giveaway!

Baking, Book Reviews, Food Reviews, Gluten-Free Recipes, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Things I Love, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes

Food to Inspire: La Tartine Gourmande – Recipes & Cookbook Giveaway!

La Tartine Cookbook Giveaway! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, ***(Check back for our next awesome cookbook giveaway in the next week!)*** Enter now for a chance to win a copy of La Tartine Gourmande Cookbook! Starting today (5/3/2012), I am running a giveaway for one (1) La Tartine Gourmande Cookbook, courtesy… Read More Food to Inspire: La Tartine Gourmande – Recipes & Cookbook Giveaway!

Baking, Beef, Desserts, Dressings/Marinades, Entrees, French Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Potatoes, Salads, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

A Sinfully Delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner

It’s that time of year again when love is in the air and we’re looking for a romantic dinner to make at home for Valentine’s Day. This is a sinfully delicious dinner menu that will surely impress your loved one – it’s fairly easy and quick to make too. After all, who wants to be slaving… Read More A Sinfully Delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner

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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