Sides at a bar-b-que can be just as exciting as what is on the grill. Pasta salads are bar-b-que staple. I love the traditional mayonnaise based salad but it has been losing popularity. This fig summer squash orzo salad with yuzu vinaigrette is a fresh new take on the ever loved pasta salad. Giving […]

  Mother’s day is right around the corner. Brunch season is in full swing and so are family gatherings. Whether you have people visiting or you are preparing a spread you need this easy overnight Greek egg bake. This egg bake has English muffins that become packed with flavor from the cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

Crostini is one of the most perfect appetizers. You can use your imagination to dream up wonderful combinations to top a crusty piece of bread with. This roasted grape crostini with a chili laced ricotta is one delicious bite. Drizzled with honey and sitting on top of New York Style Panetini this is a great […]

Every Christmas Eve I look forward to my Dad making, Zuppa di Clams. We celebrate the Italian Tradition of the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve. While my mom, sisters and I are busy prepping for Christmas Day, my Dad takes over Christmas Eve. In preparation he brings all the men in the family to Arthur […]

Balsamic beef stew is comforting and hearty with a special touch. Adding in the balsamic vinegar makes this dish better than your average stew. The recipe inspiration came from a Williams-Sonoma  catalogue. Tucked within gorgeous pages of pots, pans, and kitchenware was this recipe. If you love balsamic vinegar this one is for your. I […]

We have been having really humid and hot summer days in New Jersey. After a couple of days of 92 degree heat, no one wants to eat heavy. This salad features grilled chicken and sweet peaches, along with raspberries and farro. The addition of Riccotta Salata cheese and the tarragon balsamic vinaigrette make this salad […]

This week I am featuring an idea for a “Red, White, and Blue” crostini on the blog. With 4th of July approaching this weekend I thought it would be fun to feature 3 recipes that would be arranged into patriotic colors in honor of this weekend. The “red of the recipes is my Cherry Tomato Bruschetta […]

Sometimes I feel like I forget about the simple things when cooking. I am always trying to create something new, or think of something first. Which is almost impossible with so much available to us in the way of recipes. I have to remind myself that is okay to cook and share my everyday meals. […]

For the past couple of months I have had the pleasure of working with the popular food web site, “Jersey Bites.” There are so many great places to be discovered here in New Jersey and this site is a go to destination to find them all. The owner, Deborah Smith has grown the web site […]

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