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

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

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

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

Mini Caprese Skewers

    INGREDIENTS: 1 lb red or yellow cherry or pear tomatoes, preferably heirloom 1 cup small basil leaves 1 lb bocconcini packed in water extra-virgin olive oil, or truffle oil for a twist fleur de sel   METHOD: Thread … Continue reading

Avocado Bruschetta

Some of the best recipes are whipped up almost by accident and completely on the fly! Last week I had a few friends over for a casual dinner, and served up a rich avocado and burrata bruschetta. The creaminess of … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato Soup With King’s Hawaiian Croutons and Grilled Cheese

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches are a classic combination adored by children and adults alike. King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls deliver a sweet, buttery, and light crouton for a little crunch. Serve in my pearlescent ramekins to elevate the presentation. … Continue reading