Pear and Pecan Salad

Last weekend, our good friends, Katie and Steve, visited from Philadelphia. For dinner, I made Pasta Bolognese and this Pear and Pecan Salad.  When Katie eyed the salad she hesitated. I later found out she is not much of a nut or spinach fan. But to her surprise and my relief, she loved the salad! … Continue reading

Mint-Lamb Meatballs!

I recently discovered that I love lamb. Now, when it is on the menu anywhere, I have to get it—especially lamb chops. The other day I was at supermarket and saw that they had ground lamb and decided to make mint-lamb meatballs. Super easy to make and perfect for a quick meal. My meat-loving husband … Continue reading

Oven Baked Dijon Chicken

Earlier in the week I posted my recipe for blue cheese potatoes. This chicken is the perfect pairing for the potatoes. It is also incredibly easy to make. This is a dinner that takes about 10 minutes to prep (Max!!). So for all those new moms who have asked me for family friendly recipes and … Continue reading

Taste of Texas… Migas!

As I mentioned before, my favorite city in Texas is Austin. Good Food=Good place to visit! Austin is known for its Tex-Mex breakfast cuisine, Migas, which is essentially a skillet dish made with scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, jalapeño, strips of corn tortillas and Mexican cheese. Typically it is served with beans and salsa but it … Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts Spaghetti!

Schools out for the summer! The last few weeks have been so busy, that I barely had time to cook. This week, with some more time on my hands, I took the opportunity to focus on testing out many new recipes. My friend sent me this recipe and I could not wait to try it. … Continue reading

Healthy and Hearty…Cauliflower Risotto!

Many people have told me how much they love the Cauliflower Pizza that I posted in the Fall (Click here for recipe). I heard of many other recipes that use cauliflower as a substitute for grains or carbs such as cauliflower mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice. Since I am always on a quest to find … Continue reading

A Culinary Tour…Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings!

A few years ago, my sister, Shelly, and one of my best friends, Tracy, organized a NYC food tour. They perused NY Magazine and Time Out NY magazines to learn about the best dishes around the city and we spent all day traveling from place to place having a couple bites of each dish before heading … Continue reading

Grazing Acres… A Real Good Burger!

If you have read my blog, you know how strongly I feel about eating grass-fed beef. The health benefits and the taste make it a no-brainer. Luckily, here in NY there are many options of places to buy grass-fed meat. A few weeks ago, while were in Hudson, NY we went to a local diner, … Continue reading

Spicing It Up…Southwestern Bean Salad

Last week, I was going to make fajitas for the 2nd time in two weeks. In the hopes of keeping my dinner fellows happy, I decided to change things up and make something different. I found this delicious recipe for Southwestern Bean Salad. I made it to accompany a grilled onion and chicken stir-fry and … Continue reading