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!

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Mix it Up! Non-Traditional Holiday Menu Ideas & Recipes from NYC Top Chefs

It’s that time of year again to start planning menus and recipes for the holidays. But instead of just serving traditional turkey or ham, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole, why not mix it up a little bit and serve your holiday meal with an international flair? I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and interview several Top Chefs and restaurants in NYC to get some creative ideas for non-traditional holiday menus for the holidays. Whether it have a Latin, French, Asian, Jewish or Italian twist; here are some great international menu ideas and recipes for a fabulous holiday meal with family and friends that break the norm.… Read More Mix it Up! Non-Traditional Holiday Menu Ideas & Recipes from NYC Top Chefs

Baking, Beef, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pork, Product Reviews, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Spicy Food, Uncategorized, Veal, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Healthy Homestyle Meatloaf w/ Ancho Chile-Red Pepper Glaze :: Wild Mushroom Risotto

OK, so I know Meatloaf is one of those dishes we’re all a little bored of by now. Not so glamorous or gourmet, and usually a quick go-to dish when we have nothing else in the fridge and want to make an easy dinner with a few ingredients on hand. Well that was the case… Read More Healthy Homestyle Meatloaf w/ Ancho Chile-Red Pepper Glaze :: Wild Mushroom Risotto

Appetizers, Asian Food, Baking, Chicken, Chinese Recipes, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Gluten-Free Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Pork, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Spicy Food, Spreads/Dips, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

5 Holiday Appetizer Recipes and Colavita Olive Oil Holiday Giveaway!

The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate by throwing a holiday cocktail party with friends and family? I’ve teamed up with Colavita this season to celebrate with all of you, by creating  some delicious Holiday Appetizer recipes using their World Selection and Private Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored Cooking Oil blends. … Read More 5 Holiday Appetizer Recipes and Colavita Olive Oil Holiday Giveaway!

Cocktails, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, French Recipes, Lifestyle, NYC, Pork, Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized

FLAVOURS Tasting Event with Paris Gourmet at Dream Hotel NYC

I recently attended a wonderful tasting event sponsored by Paris Gourmet at the Ava Lounge Dream Hotel in NYC. Although it rained, we still had a wonderful time sampling delicious gourmet food, champagne, wine and cocktails by Frederick Wildman and Sons, while meeting other professionals in the culinary industry. We sampled fresh homemade cheeses such… Read More FLAVOURS Tasting Event with Paris Gourmet at Dream Hotel NYC

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Behind the Scenes w/ Chef Madison Cowan & Nat’l Pork Board :: Recipes, Photos & Videos

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to meet Chef Madison Cowan – Iron Chef America Winner,  Chopped! Grand Champion, Extreme Chef Judge on Food network and star in the new television show, No Kitchen Required at a live taping of his media satellite tour with the National Pork Board here in NYC. To help home… Read More Behind the Scenes w/ Chef Madison Cowan & Nat’l Pork Board :: Recipes, Photos & Videos

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Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

I recently picked up a cookbook at a conference called Recipes Worth Sharing by Favorite Recipes Press. It’s a collection of the most prized, tried-and-true tested home cook recipes from some of the most popular regional community cookbooks and charitable organizations in America. I remember my Mom and Grandmother would occasionally cook from these spiral-bound… Read More Recipes Worth Sharing: A Collection of Favorite Regional Recipes

Product Reviews

Cooking with a Purpose: Tavern Direct + NCMEC

I recently was fortunate enough to meet Lou Bivona, Managing Partner of Tavern Direct and Founding Member of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/NY and sample some of his gourmet products to cook with. Tavern Direct has a fantastic line of flavorful, gourmet marinades, dipping and finishing sauces, 14-16 year barrel-aged balsamic vinegars infused… Read More Cooking with a Purpose: Tavern Direct + NCMEC

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