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

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

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

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

Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2014

Wow, what a weekend! After a long winter in NYC, I was really looking forward to the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival. While the weather didn’t cooperate exactly to my liking (I was hoping for that California sunshine!) it … Continue reading

Italian Eggs Benedict

  INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 6) PECORINO SCONES: 1 ½ cup all purpose flour 1 cup grated pecorino cheese 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar 1tsp kosher salt 1 cup heavy cream   WHITE WINE ZABAGLIONE: 6 egg yolks … Continue reading

Sicilian Pignoli Cookies

You call them Pine Nuts, I call them Pignolis!  They’re very different from your average chocolate chip, and these Sicilian cookies are incredibly addicting! A little almond paste creates a chewy, gooey consistency while the pignolis add a crunchy element. INGREDIENTS: … Continue reading

HSN Recipes for Donatella’s Latte Mix

Nothing beats a creamy latte by the fire, a few chocolate biscotti, friends and family! But if you’re getting bored with the “just add milk and heat” routine, you HAVE to try one of these unique and delicious desserts. What’s … Continue reading