Classic Bruschetta.

All Recipes | February 21, 2018 | By

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Bruschetta.

One of the many simple pleasures coming out of this Irish guy’s kitchen…but in my kitchen we call it…

Bru’sketta, just like Giada.

Ok, I never talk like that, but it sounds more fancy than saying tomatoes and bread, right?

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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Far Out Far East BBQ Wings.

Grilling | June 12, 2017 | By

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There’s something about the warm weather that really makes me want to grill.

Is it that I love cooking outside?

Is it because when I’m cooking I feel that I am in my own private world?

Is it because there is that something so enjoyable about drinking a few Summer ales and creating something delicious that comes from your own yard?

I really don’t know the answer, I’ve never really looked into it that hard until now.

What I do know is that I have a full bag of charcoal, a full propane tank, some drinks in the cooler and lots of food ready to hit that sizzling steel grate…so let’s do this.

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

Dinner, Holidays | March 3, 2017 | By

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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 fact..it 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.

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The Ultimate Cocktail Sauce.

All Recipes | February 22, 2017 | By

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When I hear the words, “Classic, old school party foods”, a few thoughts come to mind.

 

I usually conjure up images of….

* Flakey, golden brown dough strips blanketing a salty mini-frankfurter dipped in spicy brown mustard..

* Crusty, mini quiche packed with flavors of fluffy eggs, sharp cheese and smokey bacon…

* Wonderful, freshly picked clams on the half shell, broiled with seasoned breadcrumbs and fresh herbs…

and of course, Classic Shrimp Cocktail.

 

It’s Timeless…Classic… Classy…and Simple, but is always predictable.

So how do I transform my mundane and predictable shrimp cocktail to get In the Zone?

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Homemade Boursin Cheese.

All Recipes | February 10, 2017 | By

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I’m going to have to get a more powerful computer and hire one of those Geek Squad guys to maintain this website for a little bit because once you guys try this…..if you can take your hand off the crackers, the emails are going to blow up my servers.

If you are like the many that feel that food is Love, then my homemade boursin-like herbed cheese spread is similar to your biggest crush.
The best relationship that you ever had.
Your first kiss.
That episode of the Brady Bunch when Bobby Brady kissed that girl from Little House and saw fire works.

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Snacks Worth Watching Football For. Half-Time Shrimp.

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All Recipes | January 31, 2017 | By

I originally posted a version of this recipe a few years ago and received rave reviews about it, so I wanted to post it again.

I’m was not the perfectionist with the pictures and stories as I am now, but the recipe is really worth sharing.

I hope you enjoy.

 

Did someone say Football?

That’s right kid’s. The Super Bowl is right around the corner and to me that means food.

“Don’t you mean football?”….

Nope…I’m not a huge football fan ..but I do love food….so on with the show.

 

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