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

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

Bread Pudding with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls are perfect for bread pudding! They have a delicious sweet and buttery consistency that adds immense flavor to the dish. Who knew something so easy could be so elegant? Bread Pudding INGREDIENTS: (Serves 12) CUSTARD: 16 … Continue reading

Nutella Saltimbucca with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

I’m sure by now you’ve realized my affinity for Nutella–  this Italian girl can’t get enough! What’s better for dessert than a little Nutella and banana sandwiched between two sweet, buttery King’s Hawaiian rolls? Nutella Saltimbucca  INGREDIENTS: (Serves 12) 1 package King’s … Continue reading

Pulled Pork Shoulder Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Forget the typical hamburgers at your Superbowl party and consider these pulled pork sliders with King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. These slow-cooked sliders are incredibly easy to make and the perfect snack for your friends and family. Pulled Pork Shoulder Sliders  INGREDIENTS: … Continue reading

Donatella’s Meatball Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hamburger sliders are traditional fare at Superbowl parties, so why not deliver the same homemade comfort food but elevate it to something special? Use my award-winning meatballs and homemade sauces from HSN and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls to cook these … Continue reading

Winter Entertaining Recipes: Zia Laura’s Soup

Happy Monday! I’m thinking of getting behind the #MeatlessMonday movement. One of my favorite ways to go meatless is to indulge in a rich vegetarian soup. This is a tasty treat whether you’re vegetarian not… and in the winter months is … Continue reading

Winter Entertaining Recipes: Bagna Cauda

Bagna Cauda is a hot dip- almost like a fondue- that is as chic as it is understated. Far more elegant than mayonnaise or sour cream based dips, yet it’s ridiculously east to make. Serve it with your favorite veggies– … Continue reading

Nutella Filled Ebelskivers (Elf Pancakes)

For this recipe you’ll need an ebelskiver filled- pancake pan. INGREDIENTS: (Serves 40) 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tbsp. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 3 eggs, separated 1 ¾ cups … Continue reading