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{Things I Love} :: Summer 2016

My {Things I Love} list is back for Summer 2016 with some fun and interesting objets de desir, places, people, books, recipes, photography, food and drinks that I’m currently crushing on – not necessarily ordered in terms of my favorite – but are all worthy of a huge shoutout for their awesomeness in my opinion…until next time, Bon Appetit!… Read More {Things I Love} :: Summer 2016

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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!

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Shrimp, Basil & Corn Zucchini Noodles w/ Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce

Hello Summer! And hello to the season for lighter food and flavors and quality time at the beach and the pool (READ: also time for shorts and sundresses and to lose a few to fit into the bathing suit!) I’ve been craving pasta lately because i’ve been cutting down on carbs a bit, but I’ve had this cool… Read More Shrimp, Basil & Corn Zucchini Noodles w/ Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce

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Sunday Supper: Pan-Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary & Caramelized Garlic | Roasted Lemon Asparagus Almondine

Last Sunday on a cold rainy night last week, I started craving some homey pan-roasted chicken. And since I had some fresh asparagus from the farmer’s market I wanted to make some roasted asparagus to go with.… Read More Sunday Supper: Pan-Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary & Caramelized Garlic | Roasted Lemon Asparagus Almondine

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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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Sunset Wine & Dine KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Event in Support of Susan G. Coman

Hey folks! We’re throwing a big rooftop party for a good cause! *UNFORTUNATELY WE NEED TO CANCEL TONIGHT’S EVENT DUE TO WEATHER, AND ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PLANNING A NEW EVENT DATE FOR THIS – WILL BE ANOTHER EVENING IN EARLY AUGUST! STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS! … Read More Sunset Wine & Dine KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Event in Support of Susan G. Coman

Comfort Food, Entrees, Healthy Cooking, Rice/Risotto/Orzo, Savory Dishes, Seafood, Seafood Recipes, Side Dishes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized, Veggies

Pan-Seared Scallops w/ Leek, Thyme & Wine Cream Sauce; Lemon-Leek Orzo & Sauteed Zucchini Squash

This dish is a special treat I created for a recent audition for a new cooking show for ABC – I decided to create a dish that would not only impress the food judges and producers but also one featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and irresistible to the tastebuds! Fresh Pan-seared Scallops served in a Leek… Read More Pan-Seared Scallops w/ Leek, Thyme & Wine Cream Sauce; Lemon-Leek Orzo & Sauteed Zucchini Squash

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Top 10 {Things I Love} :: May 2012

1. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese I stumbled upon this handmade cheese-making mecca a few weeks ago while on a stroll to the Union Square Farmer’s Market in the Flatiron District in NYC and was blown away by the impressive facility and store/restaurant as soon as I walked in. Founded by Seattle cheese maker Kurt Beecher Dammeier, Beecher’s… Read More Top 10 {Things I Love} :: May 2012

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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

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