Collard Greens & Potato Casserole – 2019 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

It’s the 2019 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®! For Green Book – it’s Green Bake! We’re up to the second side dish! And we’re up to the movie that informed

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Let’s Get Corny! Skillet Cornbread!

When I was a kid, I loved having a corn muffin. I’d toast it and add sweet butter. I considered it an indulgent breakfast. When I got to the age

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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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Cake for Breakfast! Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze!

I often do cooking demonstrations/lessons at libraries throughout Westchester County in NY. Sometimes they are for an audience of young tweens/teens, which adds a challenge to creating the program. Besides

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Yes FORTY! 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken!

Cooking with my cousin, Lisa Lombardi has become a regular thing! She challenged me to come up with a great garlic-y chicken recipe which I was more than happy to

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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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Potato, Shallots, & Mushroom Hash Brown Pie – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

Phantom Thread is a LOT. It’s visually beautiful. Had a certain feel… a style that was so alluring. Daniel Day-Lewis was fabulous as usual. At times he seemed curmudgeonly, at

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Bacon Gruyère Sous Vide Eggs in 15 Minutes? YES!

Starbucks® is a fabulous company. And they are EVERYWHERE! They’ve got outposts all around the world and are always revealing new products that become all the rage. The latest one

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Fall Into Autumn! Pumpkin Spice Kisses!

It’s Autumn! It makes me so happy. Not only does it start the beautiful cool weather and tapestry of leaves, but it harkens to pumpkin delights adorning the shelves of

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Outlandish Oatlander! Scottish Oatcakes to Celebrate Outlander Season 3!

It’s got to be over 15 years ago when my sisters first raved about a book called “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. The premise of the book focuses on a British

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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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Lavender Shortbread Cookie Bites with Lemon Icing

Ahhhh LOVE! There are so many forms… so many people in our lives that make our lives so much better…. our partners, our kids, our families (even those relatives that

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Pecan Balls with WALNUTS! A Holidaze Delight!

Happy Holidays to all! There’s been lots of baking and preparing for this weekend’s celebrations. My tree is untrimmed, my refinished (by me) dining chairs have yet to be placed,

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2016 Rio Olympics – Brigadeiros!

The summer Olympics are about to begin! Athletes around the world have worked hard and sacrificed to have the opportunity to compete on the world stage. It’s going to be

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Bear Claw Danish Pastry – 2016 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

We’re at the end of Oscar® Week ! It’s the final dish for our 2016 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®!! I’m thrilled to present this dessert, that honors “THE REVENANT”…

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Double this Dutch Baby Pancake!

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love a pancake. My mother, being very particular about her pancakes, will write off any restaurant that can’t get them right. As wonderful as they can be, they’ve got

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Lovely Lace Cookies!

JUST IN TIME! This cookie recipe is absolutely the most magical of all. It elevates the simple oatmeal cookie to elegant and buttery sweet heights! Did I mention it’s the easiest?

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Father’s Day Favorite!

Father’s day seems to be celebrated with a lot of barbecues and outdoor celebrations, however my dad is not an outdoorsy sort. He’d take a really good restaurant over a backyard

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Oscar Menu 2014: for Gravity…

It’s Baklavity! It seems so complex to create the balance of a rich walnut-y honey filling wrapped in weightless phyllo dough but it’s not! Until 3/3, the book is 10%

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First Side Dish Oscar Menu 2013: Les MiseRabe

No empty chairs but empty tables when you serve our rich side dish, Les MiseRabe, our homage to Les Misèrables. Ingredients: 1 bunch broccoli rabe, 3-4 finely sliced shallots, 1 lemon’s

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