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

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

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

Cherry Tomato, Mint, Asparagus, and Gruyere Frittata

INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 4-6) **You’ll need: electric mixer 8 extra-large eggs ½ cup light cream ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano ½ cup grated Gruyere ½ cup basil leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces plus a few sprigs for garnish ½ cup mint leaves, … Continue reading

 Baked French Toast with Strawberry Compote

  INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 4-6) FOR FRENCH TOAST: Butter, for greasing Challah bread 8 whole eggs 2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of lemon … 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