Green with Envy cocktail

Super bowl 50 is here and this is the perfect little cocktail to serve today. It’s super easy, full of flavor and refreshing. Ingredients for green vodka: 6 cups vodka 20 mint leaves Preparation: Place in vodka and mint in blender. Blend for about 2 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and set aside. Serves 2 … Continue reading

Yakitori Boy Valentine’s Day Menu

I had such a great time last night previewing the Valentine’s day menu at Yakitori Boy. This place has amazing food and some of the friendliest staff at a restaurant. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Philadelphia’s premiere Izakaya karaoke lounge is celebrating the occasion. FromFriday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, lovebirds … Continue reading

Lobster Delight Dip

The Super Bowl is right around the corner. For all of us entertaining, this recipe will be a touchdown. I was super excited to partner up with Lobster from Maine, and Foodiechats on this. I’m a big fan of lobster. Sometimes the lobsters in stores aren’t as fresh as we would like, but Lobster from … Continue reading

Parmesan crusted potato wedges

Potato wedges are a perfect side to any dinner dish. Instead of frying my potatoes I went ahead and baked them. But before placing these wedges in the oven I dipped them in Parmesan cheese, yes cheese. I hope you give these a try they will not disappoint.  Ingredients:  3 large potatoes, cut into wedges  … Continue reading

Italian Cioppino Soup

It’s officially winter, and soup is in full effect in our house. I grew up with my dad making soups all the time, and this was one of them. It’s called cioppino, an Italian American seafood soup or stew. It’s a one pot delight. Enjoy and hope your keeping warm.  Ingredients:  1 lb cod, cut … Continue reading


Panzanella salad is probably one of my favorites to have anytime during the year. It’s such a versatile salad in which you can add grilled vegetables or roasted veggies. To make it a little bit healthier I went ahead and used a whole wheat sprouted bread. It’s a super easy lunch or dinner to get … Continue reading

Fennel and potato gratin

Most people know about a traditional potato au gratin dish, but I wanted to give this classic a twist and add some fennel.  The results were delicious. If you’re planning on bringing a side dish to a party or just making it for a weeknight meal. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 large potatoes sliced into 1/4 inch … Continue reading

Anolon Advanced Umber Pots and Pans giveaway

My final giveaway for the holiday season is here.  These pots are perfect for creating all those holiday meals. I love the bronze color of the pots and pans as well. Metal utensil safe Anolon Advanced pots and pans are made of heavy gauge hard anodized aluminum to ensure efficient, even heat distribution for exceptional cooking … Continue reading

Microplane Zester/Grater Giveaway

I love using my microplane in the kitchen.  It’s such a great little gadget. I use it for grating garlic and cheese,  to zesting lemons and oranges.  With razor-sharp edges and comfortable grips, grater creates flakes of hard cheese, chocolate and zest. Top salads and pastas with Parmesan Reggiano or add natural flavors to lemon … Continue reading

Wüsthof Knife set Giveaway

This review and giveaway is a special one just for all of you foodies. One of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen has to be a good knife and Wusthof is by far my favorite brand. If you enjoy the art of cooking and prepping you will love these knives, they are nice … Continue reading