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

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

Recipes our Moms Make Better Than Us

As my team and I gathered around to discuss potential Mother’s Day blogs, we came to the same conclusion: We all have that 1 recipe our moms passed down to us that we just can’t get exactly right. We’ve read … Continue reading

Spring Recipes for Easter Weekend

Ah, it looks like spring is finally here! If you’re gearing up to throw an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, I’ve got a few recipes just for you. From a traditional Italian dessert to my personal spin on a few … 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

Chocolate Fondue Recipes

February is National Fondue Month, so there’s no better excuse to try one of my delicious variations to a classic recipe. Chocolate fondue is easy and fun to make- great for dinner parties, girl’s nights, and date nights alike. Make it from … Continue reading

Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita Cocktails

Kiwi Straw-Ber-Rita INGREDIENTS: 2 kiwi slices, plus one more for garnish 1 dash of club soda 1 cup of ice METHOD: Muddle 2 kiwi slices with a dash of club soda. Add ice and pour Straw-Ber-Rita. Stir very well with … Continue reading