Lemon and Locatelli Spaghetti Squash

Hello there!  Who’s excited for Spring?  Anyone?  Everyone?!  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy living in a part of the country where I get to experience seasons, however I’m over the smell of wet wool and salt stains on my Doc Martens.  It is supposed to be in the mid-50s later this week so woohoo…

Now Leaving 2013…2014, All Aboard!

To say that the past year has been a roller coaster would be an understatement.  As you know, in mid-January I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer after an 18-month fight.  There isn’t a day (or an hour) that goes by that I don’t think of him.  But I know that he is still with…

Aunt Shannon’s Cheesy Spinach Rice Casserole

Hello!  Happy Friday!  How excited are you for the weekend?!  It is expected to be beautiful, but cold here in the Big Apple.  So I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you a dish to keep you nice and warm- Cheesy Spinach Rice Casserole. It’s a recipe that came from my…

Savory Fig-alicious Flatbread

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  Picture it- Friday.  10am.  I discovered I had a craving for figs and blue cheese.  Probably because I stumbled across this beauty from Martha Stewart.  This salty-sweet concoction looked amazing but I also knew I wanted some different flavor profiles if I was going to make a savory flatbread with figs.  Go…

I’m Not Pretty, But I’m Delicious Eggplant Dip

Even now that the Summer has wound down I love to go to the Farmer’s Market and enjoy the bountiful produce available.  That was the case 2 weeks ago, when visiting a friend in New Jersey we stopped at her town’s weekly market.  Farmers and food vendors from around the area were selling everything from…

Squash-buckling

One of the best parts of Summer is the abundance of produce available.  Of all the veggies available, zucchini is my most favorite during these warm months.  You can prepare it a ton of different ways- grilled, sautéed, breaded and baked, folded into eggs for dinner and my personal favorite- turn them into Zucchini Boats. …

Cooking Runs in The Family

Happy Monday! If there is one thing that I know, it’s that cooking definitely runs in my family.  Over the weekend I received a yummy looking email from my cousin Kyle and I wanted to showcase his culinary prowess with you all… Kyle’s Homemade Stuffed Peppers are made from hand-picked peppers stuffed with a blend…

*Site Update*

Hi!  Happy 3rd of July to you all!  I just wanted to quickly let you know of a new page here on DwD.  It’s called Krista’s Favorite Post.  Updated on a bi-weekly basis, this is a space where I’ll be highlighting some of my older work.  First up, is the post closest to my heart;…

All-American Chex Mix

Hey!  Its Summer, Summer, Summertime!  So just sit back and unwind…I’ll thank Will Smith for that throwback 🙂  I love the Summer, don’t you?  I mean my hair looks like Diana Ross but it’s the time for barbecues, rooftop bars, going to the Shore and live music.  Last week my girlfriends and I relived our…

Flaky Doughnuts at Home

Hello!  If you’ve been reading any type of food news in the past few weeks, you’ve heard of the famed Cronut by NYC’s  Dominique Ansel Bakery.  The cronut is a sweet and delightful marriage of a croissant and a doughnut.  Currently the wait for one is a few hours although you can also find them on the…

Munch Some Brunch

There are few things I enjoy more than brunch.  And what’s more perfect than to make brunch on Mother’s Day?  Growing up, we would go to these elaborate brunches that my Aunt Kathy would put together for all the moms in the family.  This year, I wanted to recreate a little of that so early…

Even this Italian is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

As the saying goes: “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.”  So this week at our weekly work happy hour my party planning team decided to go with a St. Patty’s theme.  It may not have been authentic, but it sure was fun.  We ruled out mini Corned Beef sandwiches, but the rest of our…