Winter Entertaining Recipes: Fried Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1 head cauliflower, cored, broken into small florets (about 4 cups), washed, & well drained 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley Kosher salt & … Continue reading

Watermelon Granita

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 6 servings) 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes ½ cup sugar juice of 1 lemon mint leaves for garnish METHOD: Combine 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes, ½ cup sugar and the juice of 1 lemon in a food processor … Continue reading

Rosemary Infused Almonds

INGREDIENTS: 6-8 oz sliced almonds 1 tsp finely chopped rosemary 1 tbsp high-quality, extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste METHOD: Infuse olive oil with rosemary, salt and pepper and toss almonds to coat. Serve in my ceramic … Continue reading

Fast & Easy Kid Meals in Under 5 Minutes!

I know you’ve been there. You’re kid is starving, having a meltdown, and you barely have time to prepare something for the little guy. I feel your pain! Being a parent is tough and kids can be the harshest critics. … Continue reading

Shrimp Margarita

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. of boiled large shrimp 2 tbsp of EVOO ¼ cup of fresh lime juice ¼ cup of good quality tequila 2 tbs. of Tabasco sauce 2 cups of cherry tomatoes sliced in half 2 medium ripe avocados … Continue reading

Grilled Swordfish and Watermelon Skewers

INGREDIENTS: 1 pound seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes or ½ pound precut seedless watermelon cubes 7 ounces Manouri or halloumi cheese, cut into 1” cubes 7-8 ounces swordfish steak, 1” thick, cut into 1” cubes Extra virgin oil, for … Continue reading

Tarragon Aioli

INGREDIENTS:   1 garlic clove sea salt to taste 1 large egg yolk 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar 2 tsp of dijon mustard 1 cup EVOO ½ cup chopped fresh dill ¼ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley   METHOD: Peel, … Continue reading

My Take on the 4th of July Party

This summer I’m throwing my annual 4th of July party at the lake, and I can’t wait to spend a day relaxing with delicious food, friends & family. Here’s what I have on the menu this year: To Start July 4th is a long … Continue reading

Italian Grilled Asparagus with Lemon

INGREDIENTS:  2 lbs medium size asparagus, trimmed 1 tsp lemon zest 1 tsp EVOO Himalayan sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste METHOD: Add asparagus to a pot of boiling salted water and blanch for one minute. Using tongs … Continue reading