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

Cheese, Chef Interviews, Chicken, Cocktails, Entrees, Events and Awards, Food and Drink Events, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, NYC, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Uncategorized

Olive Garden unveils new ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean” menu

I had the opportunity to attend a special preview tasting of Olive Garden’s new ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean’ menu this week at a lovely event held at Haven’s Kitchen in NYC with a group of other food bloggers, writers and journalists.… Read More Olive Garden unveils new ‘Tastes of the Mediterranean” menu

Cheese, Comfort Food, Entrees, Food Styling & Photography, French Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies

Shrimp, Basil & Corn Zucchini Noodles w/ Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce

Hello Summer! And hello to the season for lighter food and flavors and quality time at the beach and the pool (READ: also time for shorts and sundresses and to lose a few to fit into the bathing suit!) I’ve been craving pasta lately because i’ve been cutting down on carbs a bit, but I’ve had this cool… Read More Shrimp, Basil & Corn Zucchini Noodles w/ Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce

Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Product Reviews, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, Veggies

Homemade Fruit Leather with KitchenAid

I love Spring because it’s the perfect excuse to eat more fresh fruits and veggies and eat lighter now that the sun is out and all the gorgeous fresh produce is beaming at the farmers markets.

I recently was challenged to make some Homemade Fruit Leather with KitchenAid’s new Torrent Blender and quickly accepted the task at hand!… Read More Homemade Fruit Leather with KitchenAid

Appetizers, Baking, Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Pies and Tarts, Pizza, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies

Rustic Pizza with Ham, Grapes, Shallots, Honey & Thyme

So it’s Friday. And a lovely Spring day. I was in the mood to make something lovely to eat, preferably with a sweet and savory twist. I’ve also been on a baking kick lately, not sure why but I’m loving experimenting with different flavors and textures of pizzas and tarts and pies. I decided to make… Read More Rustic Pizza with Ham, Grapes, Shallots, Honey & Thyme

Food and Cooking How-To's, Food and Drink Events, Healthy Cooking, Lifestyle, Nutrition, NYC, Uncategorized, Video

New episode of Cooking with Color 4 Kids® airing on cable TV May 24 at 9 am EST in NYC

Stay tuned for my next episode of Cooking with Color 4 Kids® airing May 24 from 9-9:30 am on cable TV in NYC! Lots of colorful, healthy food and talented young chefs presenting the artful creations they submitted for the Michelle Obama & Epicurious’ Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids State Dinner recipe contest! We are… Read More New episode of Cooking with Color 4 Kids® airing on cable TV May 24 at 9 am EST in NYC

Entrees, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Markets, NYC, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Summer Veggie Pasta with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, Zucchini & Corn

There’s nothing better in the Summer than a visit to the Farmer’s Market to get some super fresh veggies that are ripe in the peak of the season. Some of my favorites are fresh cherry tomatoes, zucchini and corn that are lightly roasted or sauteed tossed with some roasted garlic, fresh herbs, extra virgin olive… Read More Summer Veggie Pasta with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, Zucchini & Corn

Book Reviews, Guest Feature, Healthy Cooking, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

Behind the Scenes with Healthy Eating Expert Kathy Freston

Kathy Freston is is a bestselling author with a focus on healthy living and conscious eating, a health activist, vegan fashion lover, and person obsessed with living and eating well consciously. I had the opportunity to interview Kathy on her healthy living strategies for cooking and eating right, and find out more about her background, bestselling… Read More Behind the Scenes with Healthy Eating Expert Kathy Freston

Comfort Food, Fruit, Healthy Cooking, Holiday Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Summer Recipes, Veggies

Fresh from the Farm Market: Herbed Potato Salad + Strawberry Watermelon Salad

Summertime always remind me of home – when the sun is shining, a warm breeze is in the air, locusts are humming and all the flowers, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables are in full bloom. There’s a small local farmer’s market up in Webster, NY not far from where I grew up that I used to visit with my Mom as a kid. We would buy fresh apple cider and donuts, pumpkins for Halloween and fresh corn and melons for our summer picnics. This year I went home to visit for Fourth of July weekend, and my Mom and I visited once again to buy some fresh fruit and veggies for our holiday BBQ feast.… Read More Fresh from the Farm Market: Herbed Potato Salad + Strawberry Watermelon Salad

Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

On the Menu: Cooking with Fresh Seasonal Ingredients

Spring has arrived! It’s my favorite time of year when everything comes alive…flowers are blooming, streets are buzzing, the sun is shining, and the freshest fruits and vegetables are available at the local markets. Asparagus, Strawberries, Avocados – three lovely, seasonal ingredients perfect for a light and refreshing Spring menu. The salad has marinated strawberries… Read More On the Menu: Cooking with Fresh Seasonal Ingredients

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