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

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

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

Spaghetti with Spicy Roasted Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4) 2 pounds small cherry tomatoes 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 3/4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 6 to 8 large basil leaves, chiffonade 1 pound frozen … Continue reading

Top 5 gifts for Father’s Day

This is a “no tie” zone! Father’s day is right around the corner and instead of getting him yet another tie, give him what he really wants. Dads can be tough to shop for and I’ve been told that I’m … Continue reading

Gemelli Principessa with Spring Asparagus

  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4-6)  1 tbsp plus 1 tsp kosher salt 2 large bunch small or medium asparagus 1 lb imported gemelli or fusilli 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ cup pine nuts, toasted (some reserved for garnish) 1 … Continue reading

What I Want to Eat All Day Every Day: Pizza Rustica

INGREDIENTS: (serves 12)  PASTA FROLLA: 3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tsp kosher salt ¾ tsp baking powder 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter 3 large eggs FILLING: 2 pounds ricotta 6 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading