Sweet Potato Casserole

I hope you all had a relaxing and family filled Thanksgiving, I certainly did!  Every year for Thanksgiving, my mom makes delicious sweet potatoes.  She sautées them in butter and brown sugar until they are caramelized and glistening.  But, this year I decided to make a sweet potato casserole with the traditional for some, not…

Macy’s Parade Views

Happy Foodless Friday!  Enjoy close ups from the most famous Thanksgiving parade! 

Eggs in Corn Tortillas

I recently discovered the versatility of corn tortillas.  Unless they are baked or fried and served with a side of salsa, I rarely have had the opportunity to try them out.  But on a trip to the local store they were out of the fajita sized flour tortillas that I like to buy.  I bought…

Gobble up this Cake

So I spend a large portion of this weekend prepping for Thanksgiving.  Getting my place cleaned, making menus, making sure there are enough serving pieces, the list is exhaustive.  But, the best part of the holiday, being thankful for having my family with me is more important than turkey, pie, how the sweet potatoes are…

The World Is My Oyster

Writing a food blog and being a foodie has an abundance of positives.  I am able to hone my writing skills talking about a subject that truly interests me.  I write about what I love to cook,  plus I live in New York City home to the best restaurants anywhere so I always have material…

A New Experience at Sarabeth’s

Sunday brunch is such a great way to relax, spend time with friends and enjoy great food.  In New York it seems like every week a new place emerges full of Benedicts and mimosas.  But at the end of the day I like to have a place I can rely on for good food, especially…

Mmm…Chocolate!

Yesterday I had a sister’s day at the 13th Annual New York Chocolate Show.  Wow!  There were 60 chocolatiers dishing out their amazing products.  In addition there were amazing demonstrations and displays.  Dark chocolate ruled the floor, but the stars of the show for me were the hand-made chocolate sculptures and fashion show pieces.  Enjoy!

Thank You!

Thanks to foodpress.com for posting my bread pudding post on their page!

Do You See What I See?

Yay!  It’s Friday.  And this is my first Foodless Friday post.  For as long as I can remember I have been blessed with an unusual gift.  Most people cloud watch, I see images and pictures in everything, including clouds.  I have seen Jay Leno in a piece of marble tile, Frankenstein in this photo in…

Improv in the Oven

Thanks to Not That Martha’s recipe for Bacon and Arugula Bread Pudding I was inspired to make a version of my own.  But I didn’t have arugula or bacon.  Determined to make this work, I improvised with chopped kale I had bought to make kale chips (see First Dish) and some Procuitto di Parma I…

All Cracked Up…

IMO, the egg is the unsung hero in the kitchen.  Sure they have a corner on the breakfast market, but few other ingredients are as versatile as the egg.  Where would a cheese souffle be without the fluffiness of whites?  And you can forget about Eggs Benedict.  Without the egg it would just be lemon…

Oh, the Weather Outside is Windy…

but the kitchen inside is cinnamon-y!  Somewhere nestled between the sugary overload of Halloween and the pumpkin overload of Thanksgiving is the plump, juicy apple.  And on a cold, windy day like today an apple pie is a perfect way to warm up the kitchen and your soul.  I have been intimidated by crust and…