Grandpa’s Layanette! Cinnamon Chocolate Raisin Pinwheels!

I am so happy to be able to share this recipe with you. Actually, I’m really happy to have it myself! You see, my grandfather, Anthony Giachello, made this every

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Two Snaps UP! Chocolate Snap Cookies!

When I was a kid, I LOVED a particular cute little chocolate cookie that came in a little 2 oz. box… Nabisco Chocolate Snaps. My father carried them in our

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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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Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts with Chocolate Mocha Sauce – 2018 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®

Ahhhhh…. Dunkirk. It’s an incredible movie only more riveting when you realize that it’s based on actual events! The heroism of ordinary people never ceases to amaze me.  When we

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Sunshine on a Plate! Lemon Bars!

Ahhhhh, there’s nothing like Spring sunshine! It’s still a little cool but you can feel summer circling the corner behind it! To get into the mood, even on those days

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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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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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How to Make Custom Colored Sugar

It can be very frustrating to run out of a particular color of sanding sugar while you’re in the middle of a baking or decorating project. Just buying the specific

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Arancini or Stuffed Rice Balls, Love Nanny

Today is a very special day. Today I share with you the most coveted recipe in my family. We call them “ronginis” but they are arancini, or stuffed rice balls. My

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Keepin’ Your Summer JAM Playin’ Through The Year! Strawberry Freezer Jam!

JAM… nothing is better on a piece of buttered toast, in plain yogurt, over ice cream, on a crumpet or croissant… strawberry especially! When my good friend Joe Becwar mentioned

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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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Oscar Menu 2014: for The Wolf of Wall Street…

It’s The Pouf of Pommes Sweet! Sweet “sin-amon” sugary apples captured in a puffed pastry “beggar’s purse” is  such a delicious little treasure. Here’s the full recipe and menu plaque

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Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut!

I love this time of year because it motivates me to get creative in the kitchen and spend time making fun things with my kids. Besides making cookies, cakes, and

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A Delicious Day!

Well it’s nearly afternoon here in New York. The weather is warm with a cool breeze – and today that reminds me of a baked apple with a bit of

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