Baking, Beef, Cheese, Ethnic Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Lamb, Memoirs, One-Pot Dishes, Potatoes, Restaurant Reviews, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Things I Love, Travel, Uncategorized, Veggies

Moussaka and Memories of Greece

Classic Greek Moussaka is one of the most popular Greek dishes, and a staple “comfort food” and main course meal in Greece (as Lasagna is in Italy). This tasty Greek dish is a culinary delight to those who sample it for the first time, and I experienced it when I went on a trip to the Greek Islands a few years ago for my birthday.… Read More Moussaka and Memories of Greece

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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

Beef, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Gourmet Food and Drinks, One-Pot Dishes, Potatoes, Savory Dishes, Slow Cooked/Stews, Soups, Stews, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

A Big Bowl of Comfort :: Irish Stout Beef Stew

Winter is always a little bit depressing without any sunshine and constant grey skies and snow storms every other day in New York City. But there’s something cozy about it too, when I’m pent up in my apartment with not much to do other than cook, watch a good movie and snuggle under a blanket… Read More A Big Bowl of Comfort :: Irish Stout Beef Stew

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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

Cocktails, Entrees, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Holiday Recipes, Potatoes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Potato Latkes with Sauteed Caramelized Apples with Honey and Cinnamon Sour Cream

In the spirit of the Jewish New Year holiday Rosh Hashana, I created a delicious dish for my client miditto, to pair with some of their late Summer and early Fall wine selections for our September photo shoot. Apples and honey are often eaten together to celebrate the New Year, and are typical symbols of… Read More Potato Latkes with Sauteed Caramelized Apples with Honey and Cinnamon Sour Cream

Chicken, Comfort Food, Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Potatoes, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Veggies, Winter Recipes

On The Menu: Roasted Chicken w/ Pinot Noir Sauce and Garlic-Smashed Potatoes

I found a recipe for Roasted Chicken Breast with Pinot Noir sauce and Garlic Smashed Potatoes and decided to give it try because it sounded interesting (red wine sauce on chicken?) yet elegant. The chicken came out absolutely perfect; crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside – flavored with rosemary and thyme, and sauteed in a light, seasoned searing flour before roasting in the oven giving it a nice browned flavor. The wine sauce is the trickiest part – you want to cook down the wine in the sauce until it turns into a thick glaze and watch it so it doesn’t burn, stirring often.… Read More On The Menu: Roasted Chicken w/ Pinot Noir Sauce and Garlic-Smashed Potatoes

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Slow Cooked Goodness on a Chilly Night

Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs This is a really easy to make hearty meal for a chilly winter night. All you need are some gorgeous beef short ribs, onions, tomatoes, vinegar and brown sugar and a few other ingredients – throw them all in the slow cooker on low and let this dish stew for about 4-5 hours.… Read More Slow Cooked Goodness on a Chilly Night

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