Baking, Entrees, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Lemon Garlic Shrimp w/ Spaghetti Squash

So we are well into the New Year, and it’s definitely time to up my game and start smashing my fitness and healthy cooking and eating goals for this year. I’ve joined a new gym, hired a Personal Trainer and committing to doing Yoga, Pilates, Barre and weight training plus lots of walking at least 4 times… Read More Lemon Garlic Shrimp w/ Spaghetti Squash

Entrees, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Italian, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Special Occasion, Winter Recipes

Gutsch’s Linguine and Clams

As the New Year begins, so do New Years resolutions. Some of them we keep, some of them we don’t, but one of them we universally all decide is to eat healthier and shed a few pounds from all the holiday gatherings and fat-laden food. So, back to reality it is. Starting today. Holiday over.… Read More Gutsch’s Linguine and Clams

Baking, Cheese, Desserts, Food and Drink Events, NYC, One-Pot Dishes, Pies and Tarts, Savory Dishes, Uncategorized

Pie Party GE Potluck & a Potato, Bacon & Gruyere Pie w/ Shallots, Creme Fraiche & Fresh Herbs

I recently got invited to the Annual Pie Party GE Potluck with a group of food professionals from NYC, NJ and PA, and in order to attend you had to be a food professional and of course, bring a unique and delicious pie. Tickets to this awesome event were a hot commodity and sold out… Read More Pie Party GE Potluck & a Potato, Bacon & Gruyere Pie w/ Shallots, Creme Fraiche & Fresh Herbs

Cheese, Chicken, Comfort Food, Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Veggies

Rochester-Style Chicken French & Lemon Broccolini

  This is an amazing dish that is popular in my hometown in Upstate Rochester, NY. The Italian-American immigrants first introduced this dish in NYC and then migrated Upstate. The recipe stems from the French Veal Francaise or Chicken Francaise dish, which uses lightly-floured thin veal or chicken cutlets, which are then coated with a… Read More Rochester-Style Chicken French & Lemon Broccolini

Entrees, Food Styling & Photography, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Mediterranean, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce

The temperatures are rising and the sun is shining which means one thing – Spring is finally here. For me, that means lighter flavors, fresh herbs, fruits and veggies from the farmers market, and seafood, seafood, seafood.… Read More Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce

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

Entrees, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Spicy Food, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Spicy Seafood Risotto

In the spirit of Mardi Gras, I was in the mood to make something spicy with seafood and rice and thought I would do something different than make the typical Jambalaya or Shrimp Etoufee dish. In one of my Italian Cooking classes at The Institute of Culinary Education, we made a Shrimp Risotto which is a… Read More Spicy Seafood Risotto

Chicken, Entrees, Fall Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Wine-Braised Chicken with Shallots, Fennel, Carrots and Pancetta

This lovely braised dish is the perfect remedy for a cold Winter evening, slow cooked and full of goodness. The recipe calls for chicken thighs which are braised in white wine, and chock full of healthy veggies such as fennel, shallots, carrots, garlic and thyme. Add some crunchy fried pancetta to the mix and you’ve got an amazing twist on the classic Coq au Vin recipe, which is normally made with the addition of mushrooms, red wine or brandy. … Read More Wine-Braised Chicken with Shallots, Fennel, Carrots and Pancetta

Appetizers, Beef, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Holiday Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Pork, Savory Dishes, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Braised Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs are one of our family traditions for the holiday dinner table – not only are they easy to make but a great dish for a buffet dinner or cocktail party. There are many variations to the recipe you can make: a white sauce with dill and sour cream, a red wine or tomato… Read More Braised Swedish Meatballs

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