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…

Dinner at Bar Basque

Hey!  Hope you are all having a great week so far!  Today’s post is part two of my New York Restaurant Week coverage.  Once again I found myself surrounded by fabulous friends who love to eat.  We made a date for Bar Basque, a wonderful Spanish restaurant in the Garment District. The restaurant’s main color…

Brunch at Cookshop

As far as dining out goes, the past few weeks have been busier than most.  You already heard about my brunch last week by Buttermilk at the James Beard House, but today it is all about Cookshop, a restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Chef Marc Meyer…

Hale and Hearty for breakfast? YES!

Let me give you a little lesson…for New Yorkers, Hale and Hearty is this soup gold mine that is a lunch staple.  I agree with the masses that the one time I had soup there with my mom, it was amazing.  So amazing in fact that four years later she still brings it up.  “Remember…

Brooklyn Brunch at Bubby’s

Always up for new brunch places and exploring new neighborhoods, I spent a fabulous afternoon brunching with friends in DUMBO at Bubby’s. Located at 1 Main Street it’s a gorgeous space with floor to ceiling views of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Manhattan in the background. I had the Bubby’s Breakfast: scrambled eggs, amazing bacon, cheesy…

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…

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…