Fall Recipes, Food and Cooking How-To's, Gourmet Food and Drinks, Guest Feature, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, Kitchen and Home, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Celebrating Fall Flavors: Buckwheat Bucatini w/ Truffled Wild Mushroom Sauce

Now that Fall is finally here, I’m so excited to start cooking comfort food again with flavorful seasonal ingredients. In particular, I love making homemade pasta and one-pot dishes, especially with earthy ingredients like wild mushrooms, sage, prosciutto, toasted nuts, hearty greens…yum. Keep reading :)… Read More Celebrating Fall Flavors: Buckwheat Bucatini w/ Truffled Wild Mushroom Sauce

Cheese, Chicken, Entrees, Pasta, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Uncategorized, Veggies, Winter Recipes

Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

I made myself a pledge to focus on being healthier and happier since the New Year has started… getting more sleep, balancing work and life better, focusing on my business and my brand with a revived passion, reaching out to friends and family more often, traveling more, eating healthier and getting more walking around the city in,… Read More Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

Baking, Book Reviews, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Holiday Recipes, Pies and Tarts, Special Occasion, Thanksgiving Recipes, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

Holiday Recipes: Maple Brown Sugar Walnut Pie & Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Well it’s that time a year again…the holidays are here, and we all know what that means…PIE. And lots of cooking. With lots of yummy Winter comfort food and ingredients, like maple syrup.… Read More Holiday Recipes: Maple Brown Sugar Walnut Pie & Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

BBQ, Beef, Entrees, Fall Recipes, One-Pot Dishes, Savory Dishes, Spicy Food, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Devilishly Good: Sriracha Jalapeno Honey Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes have gotten a bad rap in history over the years, haven’t they? When I think of Sloppy Joes I usually revert to some bad memories of the hair netted lunch ladies in frocks serving them up on plastic trays in the cafeteria along with a side of some mushy peas and corn with a dried-up chocolate chip cookie, along with the scary smells that came out of the school kitchen back in those days.… Read More Devilishly Good: Sriracha Jalapeno Honey Sloppy Joes

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

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

Comfort Food, Entrees, Food Reviews, Italian, Italian Dishes, Italian Food, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Product Reviews, Savory Dishes, Uncategorized, Veggies

Butternut Squash Agnolotti w/ Brown Butter, Sage & Pine Nuts | Chicken Marsala Ravioli w/ Wild Mushroom & Leeks

There’s some new kids on the block – and some mighty tasty ones at that. Buitoni reached out to me and asked me to create some recipes to go with their two new stuffed pasta flavors which are totally rockin’! The Roasted Butternut Squash Agnolotti is a luscious half-moon pasta generously filled with oven-roasted Butternut Squash, Impastata… Read More Butternut Squash Agnolotti w/ Brown Butter, Sage & Pine Nuts | Chicken Marsala Ravioli w/ Wild Mushroom & Leeks

Asian Food, Chinese Recipes, Comfort Food, Ethnic Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Cooking, One-Pot Dishes, Pasta, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Tamarind Shrimp Soba Noodles

This is a typical Asian dish with warm, smooth and bright flavors. Soba noodles are typical Japanese noodles made of buckwheat and wheat flours (you can find soba and most of the ingredients in this recipe in any Asian store, Kaluystan’s in NYC, Whole Foods or online). The velvety flavorful sauce is semi-sweet and made… Read More Tamarind Shrimp Soba Noodles

Baking, Beef, Desserts, Dressings/Marinades, Entrees, French Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Potatoes, Salads, Sauces, Savory Dishes, Special Occasion, Uncategorized, Winter Recipes

A Sinfully Delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner

It’s that time of year again when love is in the air and we’re looking for a romantic dinner to make at home for Valentine’s Day. This is a sinfully delicious dinner menu that will surely impress your loved one – it’s fairly easy and quick to make too. After all, who wants to be slaving… Read More A Sinfully Delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner

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

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