Rigatoni with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Basil & Mascarpone Sauce

This pasta sauce doesn’t use regular tomatoes, its flavor is intensified with sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil and combined with mascarpone cheese and parmesan cheese for the most epic sauce ever! This pasta could not be easier to make and it’s so full of flavor that I think it’s outranked my vodka sauce.  Even […]

Hash Brown Wrapped Vegetarian Omelet

Crispy golden hash browns wrap an omelet with onions, peppers, broccoli and cheese and then it is folded over for a crispy crunchy outside and a tender hot cheesy inside. I was bored the other day and when I am bored I tend to cook. I make eggs almost everyday for at least 1 person […]

Garlic & Herb Bowtie Pasta

Creamy garlic and herb bow-tie pasta that is cooked in one pot and ready in 15 minutes!   Without question, the side dish section of our blog is the most popular with our Parmesan Garlic Noodles leading the pack for over 7 years !!   However, our Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo is slowly closing in. […]

Best Grilled Chicken Marinade

This basic marinade for chicken is completely foolproof!  Its been a staple in our house since I began cooking.  Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon, lime, sugar and a little Dijon is all it takes to produce some of the best chicken you will grill this summer!  I’m going to let you in a little […]

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Slaw & Sriracha Sauce

These blackened shrimp tacos are an easy, healthy weeknight dinner and a twist on your regular Taco Tuesday. These spicy blackened shrimp, along with a sweet coleslaw and spicy Sriracha sauce are not for the weak!  You can always adjust the seasonings but sometimes you just need a little heat in your life. WHAT DOES […]

Sweet Potato Stackers w/ Gruyere, Parmesan Cheese & Thyme

Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are stacked and baked in a muffin tin along with caramelized onions, gruyere & parmesan cheeses and fresh thyme. Last summer I made these little potato stackers when I was having a dinner party, only I used white Russet potatoes.  They were such a huge hit that I decided to try […]

Flank Steak Fajitas

The steak from fajitas typically comes from a tougher cut of beef often resulting in chewy and not very enjoyable fajitas.  Our Flank Steak recipe makes the most flavorful, tender steak imaginable and ends up the star in our fajitas.  So … remember that delicious, tender flank steak we made the other day? Yes,  this […]

Weeknight Marinated Flank Steak

There’s a big price difference when it comes to different cuts of meat such as a cut of New York Strip, Tenderloin and Flank Steak. Why? Because the higher cuts of meat, like the New York strips and Tenderloins are the most tender of steaks out there. This is due to where the cut of […]

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Mustard & Apple Vinaigrette

Shaved Brussel sprouts with bacon, apples, dried cranberries and nuts in a simple honey mustard and apple vinaigrette. Meet my latest obsession.   Did you know that you can eat Brussel sprouts raw?  I mean I wouldn’t go and just pop one in my mouth, but once they are shredded they act almost like cabbage […]

Chicken Francese

This classic Italian-American dish is one of the simplest yet most rewarding in flavor.  Thinly sliced chicken breasts are floured and dipped in egg before being sautéed with a lemon-butter and white wine sauce. Chicken Francese is something I grew up eating a lot in New York. It is on every Italian menu across the […]

Foolproof Braided Brioche Loaf

This brioche bread is soft, buttery and fluffy.   We braided it and then placed in a loaf pan, topped it an egg wash and sesame seeds for a perfect sandwich bread. There is something magical about making bread at home.  And Brioche bread has to be among my favorites, for 2 reasons: it’s super simple […]

Chicken Thighs in a Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce

Chicken thighs are nestled in between onions and cooked until golden brown.  Then some white wine, crème fraiche and 2 types of mustard are added along with some honey to make a tangy creamy sauce.  I am on a Ina Garten kick right now and I already own about 6 of her cookbooks.  I decided […]