Welcome Pumpkin Season! Pumpkin Waffles!

Pumpkin has become like Christmas… the marketing push starts in August… and it’s just not time yet. No… a thousand times NO! I like certain flavors and foods to herald

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Oscar® Day! The 2018 Red Carpet Menu!

The world has been on fast forward since the 2018 Oscar® nominations were announced. I had the menu named in RECORD TIME – less than 48 hours – and then

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Almond Custard Crostata with Peaches Flambé – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

When I think of “Call Me By Your Name”, I “feel” the sun… taste fresh stone fruit right off the tree… dining al fresco… hear ’80’s music… ahhhh… It’s a

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Go NUTS! Classic Pecan Pie!

We’re deep into Autumn and just about at Thanksgiving. The weather in NY has gotten delightfully cooler, which suits me just fine. It feels right to be preparing to cook

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Almost Like Praying for Puerto Rico! Tostones with Mojito Dip & Maduros!

There have been so many natural disasters in the United States in recent weeks… Houston… Florida… but what’s happened in Puerto Rico is overall completely devastating. It’s been three weeks

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Emmy-azing TV Dinner – Part 2! Make it Sweet with Apple Crisp!

  When I was growing up, we always wanted TV dinners. I guess it’s because my mother cooked every night and we wanted “normal” American experiences like we saw on

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Roses are Spuds My Love – Spicy Sweet Potato Roses!

This has been such a fun time. I’m still over the moon at having had the experience of being on the Today Show last week. It taught me so much

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Bunny-licious Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!

It’s a HOPPY time of year! Eggs are dyed, chocolate bunnies are devoured, and colored marshmallow treats are all around (remember ours? Click here!). Growing up, I was a big

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Best Brownies & Blondies “BAR” None!

Helllooooooooo! It’s been incredibly busy since my last post in September but thankfully, although kept me from the kitchen, were necessary and been all good things! Not only have I

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Happy Autumn! You’ll FALL for this Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping

I am doing a full-out HAPPY DANCE now that it’s Autumn! The trees will turn into a burst of brilliant color and the temperature is so comfy already. It’s such

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Ranch Special Sweet Coffee

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’m back from Rancho La Puerta and I’m still feeling the peace, joy, and motivation I gained there. Not too shabby! When I

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Capirotada – Mexican Bread Pudding!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The commemoration of the 1862 triumph of the Mexican army over the French army in the Battle of Puebla has taken on epic proportions in the

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Sweet & Spicy Caramelized Pork Tenderloin

There was a commercial some years ago that said pork was the “other white meat”. It seemed very defensive like, “yeah sure… chicken… but pork’s right here!!!! It’s white, it’s

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Don’t Add the Sugar… BE the Sugar!

Life is sweet. We are born with our perfect bodies, some may be predetermined towards health challenges more than others, some hitting those challenges with the first breath. But for the

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Give Thanks! Spicy Apple Cran Pecan Quinoa

Hey… I know, I know. Right about now you’re gathering all of your final ingredients and probably have pies in the oven in anticipation of tomorrow, Thanksgiving!! But here’s a

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Bisque Bliss!

Hello There! We’ve had quite a 2012 that obviously prevented us from updating this blog. We hope you’ve been well!! We are ready to deck the halls and get cookin’

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