The Perfect Winter Treat: Baked Brie en Croûte with Sliced Apples and Raspberry Jam.

All Recipes, Baking, Holidays | December 27, 2017 | By



Winter is finally here in New York.

I went outside this morning about 6 am and it was 11 degrees. When it’s 11 degrees it feels like 3 degrees, so I ran back into the house for the warmth of my coffee cup and laptop and to think about hot food and delicious treats.

Right now is prime baking season, so I’m joining the cool kids and turning up the freak switch to high.

Ok, I’m not that outrageous and there is no freak switch…just my oven that’m turning up to high.

Enough with my failed attempts of culinary comedy and trying to fit in with the Millennials.

 On with the show.


Day 4: Coffee. A New York Foodie’s Christmas Wish List. (AKA, The 12 Days Leading up to a Foodie’s Christmas)

All Recipes, Holidays | December 19, 2017 | By


Happy Wednesday December 20th everyone!

Whether you are in need of a pick me up after a long day of chasing the kids around or you need a little go-go juice after work, this nectar of the city will do the trick.

New Yorker’s aren’t naturally energetic. We are naturally beautiful and naturally awesome, but the false sense of energy and excitement…

Yeah…that’s all coffee.


Day 3: Bagels. A New York Foodie’s Christmas Wish List. (AKA, The 12 Days Leading up to a Foodie’s Christmas)

Holidays, Uncategorized | December 18, 2017 | By


Happy Monday December 18th everyone!


New Yorker’s are always on the go.

Even when we are relaxed with no particular place to go, we are in a rush.

One of the most portable foods and one of the most deliciously simple noshes are NYC bagels.

For me, there are 2 choices. Plain or everything.

All or none.

I like being a minimalist and I like being extravagant with my food, it all depends upon my mood.


Day 2: A New York Foodie’s Christmas Wish List. (AKA, The 12 Days Leading up to a Foodie’s Christmas)

All Recipes, Holidays | December 14, 2017 | By

Happy Friday Dec 13th everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this crazy holiday season and are not making yourself crazy trying to get too much done in a short period of time.

Whether you’ve been to NYC or not, you know about the foods that NYC is synonymous for.

Pickles, Pretzels, Knish, Hot Dogs and the list goes on.

If you like food, and I assume you do, you NEED to get this book.

Arthur Schwartz is the foremost authority on NYC food.

When I hear the words NY Foodie I always think of Arthur, second.

I think of myself first, of course.

If you want to make someone happy this holiday season…give them this book.

If you want to make yourself REALLY happy this holiday season, but a copy for yourself.


A New York Foodie’s Christmas Wish List. (AKA, The 12 Days Leading up to a Foodie’s Christmas)

All Recipes, Holidays | December 12, 2017 | By


Christmas is my favorite time of year.

The house is carefully decorated from floor to ceiling with cheerful displays of celebration…

The crisp and cold weather is finally here and the fireplaces are roaring….

The days are short and the nights are long, so the wine keeps pouring…

Generosity and love are spoken about and acted upon….

As I put together the ultimate foodie wishlist so feast your eyes upon…

The Ultimate Foodie Wishlist:  NY Style!


Stress Free Thanksgiving.

All Recipes, Holidays | November 18, 2017 | By



Thanksgiving can be a really stressful day, so plan ahead and you will be just fine.

Not always feeling so relaxed during this special holiday? You’re not alone.

Are you one who needs to prepare everything yourself?

Check out these simple tips below and you’ll be on your way to a thankful feast.


Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Muffins.

All Recipes, Baking, Holidays | November 14, 2017 | By


A home filled with amazing aromas, family, friends and food.

A holiday to be thankful for so many things, to give thanks to others and to relax…but not for the cook, unless you play your cards right.

As a foodie, I do love Thanksgiving, but not for the main course. The big bird.

God knows that I can get creative in planning, prepping and preparing the perfect poultry, (say that three times fast), but for me my true passion is in the appetizers and sides.

The turkey is and will always be the center of attention and it will always be the big boss and the star of the show, but do not forget that there are many players that need to come together to make a perfect performance.

Enter the perfect muffin.



The Only Way to Eat Guacamole on Halloween.

All Recipes, Holidays | October 27, 2017 | By


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

The temperature starts to drop, the leaves turn beautiful colors and the neighborhood kid’s are running around with candy bags so heavy that they can barely lift them. And then there are the parties.

It’s hard to eat healthy when you are surrounded by so many delicious foods and treats but if you don’t want to scream like a kid running into a witch when you step on that scale ,well, you find a way to incorporate some healthy options into your party hopping.


Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef with Rustic Veggies and Beer.

Dinner, Holidays | March 3, 2017 | By


Oh yeah, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and that can only mean one thing.
Getting drunk at 9 am??  No…….well, maybe..but it’s a “day for wearing of the green” and other kick-ass Irish traditions, like making Irish soda bread, watching the parade on tv,  listening to Irish music and ..ok, perhaps getting drunk early in the morning.

Many of you don’t know that St. Patrick was not even born in Ireland, in is said that he may have been,,,ugh..don’t shoot the messenger, Italian. Yup.
Waiter…extra whiskey in my coffee please.

So before you start drinking green beer and dancing with strangers make sure that you gather up all of your ingredients and ready to have the most delicious corned beef and cabbage that you have ever had.


New Year’s Day. New York Strip. Welcome to January. The Official Month of Meat.

Happy New Year’s Day 2017!

January 1st always brings excitement, exhilaration and anticipation of great things to come for the new year.

A fresh start….A new way of thinking…Time to do things right. This is a time of celebration.

Use the good china, use the best ingredients and open up that expensive bottle of wine you have been saving for that special occasion… because that special occasion is the now.