Hi Everybody, I’m thrilled to be partnering with San Marzano to share this incredible opportunity for you to win a dinner prepared with delicious #ILoveSanMarzanoDOP tomatoes at a local restaurant valued at $250. Time for a teaching moment. Did you … Continue reading I ❤ San Marzano DOP Contest Spring 2021
This recipe is really all about the carrot tops and transforming them into something delicious to eat rather than tossing them or composting them (although the latter isn’t a bad thing to do). I hadn’t thought about carrot-top pesto in … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto with Pasta and Diced Carrots
It dawned on me the other day that I should be posting videos to some quick tips and tricks to make your life easier in the kitchen since that’s one of the things I specialize in. If you’ve been following … Continue reading Longer Lasting Lettuce
I’m continuing with my recipe posts devoted to one of my favorite methods of cooking; broiling. Take a look at my latest video below. I’ll show you how to make delicious charred zucchini in the broiler. You won’t believe how … Continue reading Charred Zucchini with Rigatoni, Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mixed Herbs
My last virtual cooking class was so much fun! The company that hired me was kind enough to forward the link to the YouTube video, so I thought I’d share the recipes and the class with you. OK, I agree … Continue reading Virtually Yours
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
Happy New Year! Lately, many people have been asking me how to care for and maintain their cast-iron skillets and pans. Since I’m still recuperating from 2020, rather than writing a lengthy post, you can watch this quick video. As … Continue reading Cleaning & Caring for Cast-Iron
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!
I’ve wanted to write about my obsession with popovers for the longest time. The idea that this simple, delicious, light, and delicate roll can be made quickly, with few ingredients, does more to lift my spirits these days than just … 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 the virtual cooking classes 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. Of … 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