BBQ, Chicken, Dressings/Marinades, Fruit, Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Uncategorized

Elderberry Lime Chicken & Veggie Kabobs + Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad

I love grilling in the Summertime – and there’s nothing easier, tastier and healthier than Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs! I also love a delicious salad using the fruits and veggies of the season – try my Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad which is bursting with fresh flavors!… Read More Elderberry Lime Chicken & Veggie Kabobs + Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Mozzarella Salad

Events and Awards, Food and Drink Events, Food Reviews, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, NYC, Pasta, Restaurant Reviews, sandwiches, Things I Love, Uncategorized

Olive Garden unveils delicious new menu items!

I recently attended a super fun event to celebrate the delicious new items that Olive Garden has introduced on their menu. I joined the Olive Garden team along with several other local journalists and bloggers at Elevated Acre in Downtown Manhattan which is a beautiful outdoor space overlooking the East River with views of the Brooklyn Bridge.… Read More Olive Garden unveils delicious new menu items!

Dressings/Marinades, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pasta, Product Reviews, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Things I Love, Uncategorized, Veggies

The Perfect Beach Bash + An Amazing Shrimp & Veggie Salad w/ Lemon-Herb Dressing

Summer is here and it’s absolutely my favorite time of the year! The sun is shining, the trees are in bloom, and everyone is outside enjoying the weather making it prime time for entertaining family and friends with barbecue and cocktails by the beach, lake or even in the backyard by the pool. I’ve put… Read More The Perfect Beach Bash + An Amazing Shrimp & Veggie Salad w/ Lemon-Herb Dressing

Baking, Breakfast, Breakfast Food, Cheese, Chicken, Dressings/Marinades, Eggs, Entrees, Ethnic Recipes, Fall Recipes, French Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Latin Food, Mexican Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pies and Tarts, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Spanish Food/Tapas, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Holiday Brunch! Caramelized Onion, Ham & Gouda Tart :: Pear, Bleu Cheese, Cranberry & Toasted Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette :: Chicken Empanadillas :: Gluten-Free Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Egg Casserole :: Brown Sugar Butter Monkey Bread

It wouldn’t be the holidays without catching up with friends and family and coming together for a fun holiday brunch with friends that I only get to see a couple times a year. For me, living in New York City, there’s nothing better than going to a nice big house in the suburbs in Upstate NY and gathering in the kitchen and around the table to eat and drink, laugh and talk with good friends.… Read More Holiday Brunch! Caramelized Onion, Ham & Gouda Tart :: Pear, Bleu Cheese, Cranberry & Toasted Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette :: Chicken Empanadillas :: Gluten-Free Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Egg Casserole :: Brown Sugar Butter Monkey Bread

Beef, Book Reviews, Cheese, Desserts, Entrees, Fall Recipes, Food Styling & Photography, Fruit, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Healthy Cooking, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Mediterranean, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Pies and Tarts, Salads, Savory Dishes, Side Dishes, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Seasonal Cooking with Honey :: Recipes from the Fresh Honey Cookbook

I love cooking with honey – not only in the Fall or dead of Winter, but all year around. It’s such a nice substitute for regular sugar and gives a warm, homey flavor to almost all types of recipes. I recently picked up a copy of The Fresh Honey Cookbook, by Beekeeper, Caterer, Chef and… Read More Seasonal Cooking with Honey :: Recipes from the Fresh Honey Cookbook

Dressings/Marinades, Healthy Cooking, Salads, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian, Veggies

A Perfect Summer Salad: Grapefruit, Avocado & Fennel w/ Asian Citrus Dressing

I found a delicious recipe for a Grapefruit, Avocado and Fennel Salad that I had to make – it’s a fresh combination of healthy grapefruit, avocados and fennel with a light, tangy Asian Citrus dressing made with fruit juice, honey, olive and sesame oil and a little bit of onion and mustard. The original recipe… Read More A Perfect Summer Salad: Grapefruit, Avocado & Fennel w/ Asian Citrus Dressing

Diet, Entrees, Gluten-Free Recipes, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Salads, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Special Occasion, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Veggies

Refreshingly Light Get-In-My-Bikini Crab Salad

OK folks – listen up. It’s that time of year again where Summer is coming, the sun is shining and we need to fit into that teeny bikini again… With Memorial Day approaching and sunny days on the boat, beach and lake ahead, I whipped up this recipe for a refreshingly light crab salad to get myself ready for the weekend. Chock full of fresh crab, lemon, veggies and tasty herbs and seasonings, you’ll love this healthy salad made with a low-fat dressing of grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar, lemon and a hint of low-fat/low-calorie mayonnaise. It’s full of flavor, vitamins, and protein, and so light it won’t touch your waistline.… Read More Refreshingly Light Get-In-My-Bikini Crab Salad

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

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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