I’m so happy to announce the winner of the “I ❤ San Marzano DOP Tomatoes” recipe contest! Joan Velush’s Tomato, White Bean Soup with Rosemary recipe really “crushed” the competition (yes, the recipe uses crushed tomatoes)! Congratulations to Joan and … Continue reading The Winner!
For the longest time, I’ve wanted to write about my obsession with popovers. The idea that this simple and delicious, light and delicate roll can be made quickly, with few ingredients, does more to lift my spirits these days than … Continue reading Pop-up, Popover
Do you broil regularly, or are you intimidated by it? I know so many GREAT cooks, probably like some of you that don’t understand broiler fundamentals. They avoid broiling because they’re afraid of burning food beyond recognition, rendering it an … Continue reading Broiler Cooking 101: Tuna Melt
Winter is right around the corner, along with cold, short days and longer nights. If you’re anything like me, you’re already beginning to miss the warm days of summer, and rich, sweet, juicy tomatoes plucked right from the vine. You … Continue reading I ❤ San Marzano DOP
Towards the end of the summer, I decided to join a couple of friends at what would be our first in-person lunch since the pandemic began. We agreed on Geronimo, a place I had never been to before, that had … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Grain Bowls
I was driving down one of the busiest streets in the very center of Stamford, Connecticut, about two weeks ago when out of the corner of my eye, I sensed a blur of vibrant, bright orange growth at the bottom … Continue reading Magic Mushrooms!
I thought it would be fun to share one of my virtual cooking classes that I taught over the summer. There were many people from all across the country in attendance, even as far as Canada, I’ve come to learn. … Continue reading Sheet-Pan Shrimp & Vegetables with Orange Dressing
One of my friends recently called me their kitchen witch. They say it’s because I’ve always been able to prevent culinary disasters in their kitchen by answering any cooking question or interpreting any mystery due to a poorly written recipe. … Continue reading Tips & Tricks from the Kitchen Witch
This recipe is based on an old favorite from the Fine Cooking Magazine archives. I made modifications based on flavors I love, swapped and added alternate ingredients, and added a squeeze of lemon at the end for brightness. I hope … Continue reading Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sausage, Cherry Tomatoes, and Calabrian Chili
This is one of my favorite recipes because of its simplicity. The sea bass slowly steams in a little oil. The steaming comes not from water added to the pan, but from the fish’s own juices. While the skin doesn’t … Continue reading Quick & Easy Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
For the past couple of years, one of my favorite go-to ingredients has been crushed Calabrian chili peppers. I’m definitely a spicy food lover, so when I first came across this zesty-fruity crushed pepper sauce at William Sonoma, I couldn’t … Continue reading Some Like it HOT!
Way back in 2011, I posted a recipe for banana bread. Since then, I’ve modified the recipe a bit to include another indulgence, dark chocolate, or cacao nibs. I’m reposting the updated recipe here along with a quick show-and-tell video … Continue reading Easy Banana Bread