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

Mother’s Day Recipes

My good friends at CBS’ The Couch reached out to me for the perfect Mother’s Day brunch recipes- something to go along with my famous “Mom-osa.” I’ll be demonstrating these recipes LIVE on Friday, May 9th- So be sure to … 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