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Month: May 2021

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

A sweet and creamy dessert martini that brings all the flavors of a tropical key lime pie. This key lime pie martini is great as a Memorial Day brunch cocktail or after-dinner nightcap. With great success, I’ve served this cocktail as part of a dessert Read More..

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

Sweet, baked fruit with an almond paste topping that is reminiscent of your favorite French macaron cookie.  Ring in the start of summer with this homey, comforting dessert.  Top the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Read More..

GREEN CHILE CREAMED CORN

GREEN CHILE CREAMED CORN

An easy, spicy, green chile creamed corn that takes advantage of the early summer corn crop.  Fresh corn, aromatic vegetables, green chiles, cream cheese, and heavy cream combine for a delicious side dish that’s perfect for potlucks, barbecues, and holidays. This recipe is one of Read More..

CHEESY SPINACH SOUFFLE

CHEESY SPINACH SOUFFLE

If you’ve ever eaten a Stouffer’s spinach souffle and wished it were cheesier and spicier, then you’re in luck!  This cheesy spinach souffle has just what you’ve been craving – cheese and spice.  Plus, it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight. I like to Read More..

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

CLASSIC WALDORF SALAD

A Classic Waldorf Salad is a cool, creamy, and crunchy summer side dish that goes wonderfully with barbecue and makes a great light lunch.  This is a perfect salad for National Walnut Day!   I like to serve this salad with Burnt Ends (aka Meat Candy), Read More..

DIRTY BANANA COCKTAIL

DIRTY BANANA COCKTAIL

A Dirty Banana Cocktail is a popular drink at beach resorts, cruise ships, and beach bars. It’s cool, creamy, fruity, and goes down very smooth!  Dangerous to say the least. This classic cocktail combines rum, coffee liqueur, banana liqueur, a fresh banana, and half and Read More..

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

This is the cookie that everyone will remember eating and then ask you for the recipe.  If you love salty and sweet in the same bite, then these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are just what you need in your life.   SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP Read More..

BODEGA STYLE EGG SANDWICH

BODEGA STYLE EGG SANDWICH

If you’ve never had the pleasure of grabbing a quick breakfast at the corner bodega on your way to work, then you have NO IDEA what you’re missing. One of my favorite morning rituals was stopping to buy a breakfast sandwich from Mr. Hadid at Read More..

Cooking Hacks You Can’t Miss!

Cooking Hacks You Can’t Miss!

Read below about the cooking hacks you can’t miss:

SICHUAN DRY FRIED GREEN BEANS

SICHUAN DRY FRIED GREEN BEANS

Bright, blistered, charred green beans tossed with a meaty, chili-flavored oil that’s the definition of ‘umami’.  You’ve ordered the Chinese fried green beans at your favorite restaurant, but now you can make Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans, a healthier version, at home. Did you know those Read More..

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

Tavern On The Green was the gorgeous iconic NYC restaurant located in Central Park.  The ambiance, the people watching, and the food was some of the best the city had to offer.   A classic dish served as an appetizer, on a bun for lunch, and Read More..

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

Do you remember Chi Chi’s restaurant?  It was my favorite back in the day and their seafood enchiladas were at the top of my list.  Creamy, cheesy, with big chunks of seafood, I still find myself craving these enchiladas. This is my take on Chi Read More..

PEACH PIE SMOOTHIE

PEACH PIE SMOOTHIE

Is there anything better than a breakfast that tastes like dessert and is still healthy?  This peach pie smoothie has all the flavors of a peach pie, minus the sugar and the crust.  Why not make one for Mom on her special day? I love Read More..

CREPES SUZETTE

CREPES SUZETTE

Crepes Suzette is the decadent French dessert of thin pancakes covered in a buttery, orange sauce and sometimes served flambeed or set on fire.  They are sweet, buttery, tender, and so impressive.  This recipe is easier than you think and doesn’t involve setting liquor on Read More..

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

Cool and creamy, these strawberry cheesecake paletas are made with whole foods and are very easy to make.  Kids love them and it’s satisfying knowing that you’re offering them real food instead of chemicals. This recipe is dedicated to my sweet little great-nephew.  We’ve established Read More..