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

Appetizers, Asian Food, Food Reviews, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Kitchen and Home, Latin Food, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, Mexican Food, NYC, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Spanish Food/Tapas, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top 10 {Things I Love} :: April 2012

1. Taproom 307, NYC I happened to stumble upon this place on my way home one night, lured in by its moody lighting and buzzing atmosphere. Taproom 307 is a bar and restaurant with over 40 varieties of local and domestic craft beers, beer cocktails, wine, unique artisan cocktails and amazing food. I tried their… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} :: April 2012

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!

Comfort Food, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Lamb, One-Pot Dishes, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Winter Recipes

Spezzatino D’Agnello E Finnoccio (Lamb and Fennel Stew)

  In the dead of Winter, there’s something comforting about cooking on those cold, dreary days. One-pot dishes are ideal when you don’t want all the fuss and they’re easy to make too. Just throw all your ingredients in a big pot on the stove, and then cook slow and low… the end result is… Read More Spezzatino D’Agnello E Finnoccio (Lamb and Fennel Stew)

Food and Drink Events, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Behind the Scenes at Tasting Table’s Test Kitchen & Dining Room

About a week or so ago I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Tasting Table’s Test Kitchen and Dining Room Grand Opening in Soho. It was a spectacular event sponsored by Jenn-Air and a grand loft space furnished to the hilt with a working test kitchen, dining room, lounge area and a wet bar.… Read More Behind the Scenes at Tasting Table’s Test Kitchen & Dining Room

Book Reviews, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Top Ten (Things I Love) :: August ‘11

MacBar, Soho – Four Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese MacBar is a groovy and modern mac ‘n cheese take-out bar smack in the middle of Soho on Prince Street near Lafayette. They offer 12 different varieties of gourmet mac ‘n cheese combinations such as: Four Cheese with queso blanco, fontina, emmental and gouda, Mayan Chipotle with… Read More Top Ten (Things I Love) :: August ‘11

Comfort Food, Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Salads, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies

White Peach, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Salad

This recipe pairs white peaches with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella in a tangy sweet vinaigrette. It’s refreshing and light and the salty prosciutto paired with the cool, mild mozzarella and sweet peaches is a combination to die for. You can also substitute the mozzarella with Ricotta Salata (fresh ricotta) or Feta Cheese, and add some sliced or slivered almonds for crunch if you like. Serve this salad with some crusty bread and a glass of white wine – perfect for a lunch or dinner side salad with an Italian dish.… Read More White Peach, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Salad

Baking, Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Comfort Food, Desserts, French Recipes, Fruit, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Mediterranean, One-Pot Dishes, Pies and Tarts, Uncategorized

Sweet and Simple: Black Cherry Clafoutis

The other day I suddenly had a strong craving for dessert. Most likely this was result of my having eyed some gorgeous black cherries on the sidewalk at Todaro Brothers, my favorite local market down the street. I suddenly remembered a simple, delicious French dessert called Clafoutis that I learned how to make in cooking school, and decided this would be the perfect dish to satisfy my sweet tooth and take advantage of the delectable fresh cherries that were calling my name.… Read More Sweet and Simple: Black Cherry Clafoutis

Chicken, Grilled Recipes, Seafood, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies

Grillin’ Up Summer BBQ: Tasty Chicken Burgers and Shrimp Kabobs

Summer is finally on it’s way and along with the warm weather and sunshine comes grilling season! For Memorial Day, me and my guy went to Brighton Beach and soaked up the sun, sand and waves on a gorgeous, relaxing day. We hit the fresh fish, fruit and vegetable markets to pick up some gorgeous iced shrimp and some fresh ground chicken, pineapples, onion, cilantro and broccoli slaw and headed home to Manhattan to stoke up the fires and make some awesome BBQ rooftop-style.… Read More Grillin’ Up Summer BBQ: Tasty Chicken Burgers and Shrimp Kabobs

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