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

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

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

Happy Passover… Matzo Ball Soup!

For those of you celebrating Passover, I hope you all had a great Passover Seder last night, filled with delicious foods. For those of you who do not celebrate, Passover is a holiday celebrated to commemorate the Jewish people’s deliverance by God from slavery in Egypt. Celebrated for 7 days in Israel and 8 days … Continue reading

Uncharted Territory… Crispy Roast Chicken

I confess. There are some recipes that I am too nervous to cook. They seem too complicated and I rather not deal with them.  Roast chicken falls under that umbrella. I have heard over and over that it is simple, but the idea of dealing with a whole raw chicken was always intimidating. On Sunday … Continue reading