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 and a quick show-and-tell video outlining … Continue reading Easy Banana Bread
I promised to include this for those of you who weren’t able to locate the jarred marinated cheese called for in my Warm Ravioli Salad with Marinated Cheese, Apple, and Tomato recipe. What I like best about this homemade version … Continue reading Marinated Cheese
The other day, I was lucky enough to receive a market basket of beautiful produce from my dear friend Mary Jo’s incredibly lush vegetable garden. The bag was filled with just-picked delights such as rainbow swiss chard, broccoli greens, Romain … Continue reading Warm Ravioli Salad with Marinated Cheese, Apple, and Tomato
Add to your July 4th celebration with red, white and blue potatoes! Melissa’s Produce conveniently packages this potato trio together. Here’s one of my favorite potato sides: Creamy Roasted Red, White & Blue Potatoes with Crispy Rosemary Serves 4 to … Continue reading Just in Time for July 4th!
Did you know that the key to creamy, rich hummus is to use peeled chickpeas? Shout out to the innovative team at Melissa’s Produce! Their peeled and steamed chickpeas are a perfect choice. I used them right out of the … Continue reading Super-Fast Hummus!
If you’re reading this, that means you’re back in to see how and if my idea for making pasta with sourdough discard worked. I’m happy to report that it did and that it was delicious! Below you’ll see how the … Continue reading Sourdough Discard, Part 2: The Pasta!
I’m pretty lucky that my friends and colleagues in the test kitchen usually humor me, and I’m missing that right now as we approach our fifth week in quarantine. Several weeks before our lives changed from normal to an episode … Continue reading Missing the Test Kitchen
First, and more important than anything, I’m hoping you’re all safe and well. I promised that this blog would feature a recipe using the red curry paste we made the last time we cooked together. Don’t forget to consider adding … Continue reading Food as Meditation, Part 2
By now, I’m certain you all know how to wash your hands properly. By now, I bet your hands look as bad as mine, which means really dry because, in my profession, I can honestly say that when I’m working, … Continue reading Food as Meditation, Part 1
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone the very best for 2020. I’m so thrilled to announce that one of my recipes made it into Fine Cooking Magazine’s list of Top Ten Most Popular Recipes of 2019! I’ve included the recipe below, … Continue reading One of the Top Ten!
It was probably the very first time we agreed 100% about where to have dinner last Saturday night. Hands down, with no hesitation, we all voted for Chef Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese on the lower east side of New York … Continue reading Mission Chinese
Fresh, sweet lobster reminds me of summer vacations with my family in Maine. The memories are still so vivid that if I close my eyes, I can almost smell the briny ocean as we drove to the lobster shacks along … Continue reading Lobster Love!!!
I’m proud of the fact that I grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood. Like it or not, we all lived side by side, for better or for worse. Name an ethnicity, and we pretty much had it covered. From … Continue reading Thank You, Hilda!
This past Friday, my daughter and I had some free time on our hands as we drove to the train, which would whisk her back to the hustle and bustle of New York City. In Darien, CT, we happened to … Continue reading A Pair of Pants & A Silver Palate