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

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

Cooking on the Today Show- Quick Summer Dinner

My roasted cherry tomato sauce is perfect on pasta, steak, chicken or fish- and it’s a huge hit at dinner parties. It takes no time at all to make, but the simple fresh ingredients will make your mouth water! For … Continue reading

Cotton Candy

If cotton candy is just for carnivals and street airs, why is it a fixture at The Four Seasons and other Michelin-starred restaurants like Anthos? Because it’s fun, it’s beautiful, and it’s dead easy to make! I’m not big on … Continue reading

Torta Caprese- The (Almost) 1-Bowl Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

INGREDIENTS: (makes 12 servings)  CAKE: 2 (3.5 oz) bars 65- 70% chocolate 3 sticks unsalted butter 2 cups toasted almond meal/flour or toasted almonds, processed in a food processor 2 large eggs, at room temperature 6 egg yolks, at room temperature … Continue reading

Pâte á Choux (Cream Puffs) & Chocolate Éclairs

  INGREDIENTS: (makes 3 dozen cream puffs)  PATE A CHOUX: 1 ½ cups water 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1 tbsp condensed 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour  7-8 large eggs PASTRY CREAM: … Continue reading

Sparkling Watermelon Dessert

  INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 6-8) You will need an electric mixer 18 oz. full-fat, plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup sugar 2 egg whites ¾ cup heavy cream juice of 1 lemon 1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1” cubes Maldon sea … Continue reading