Thai Meatballs

My house is in total entertainment mode in the month of December. There are lots of fun ways to entertain around the holidays. Having finger foods is a plus to keep guests’, appetites satisfied. Having the traditional cheese boards or pigs in a blanket is fine but being a little more creative stands out. These … Continue reading

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is pleased to announce its upcoming program of events.  The 14th annual Festival, taking place February 19-22, 2015, consists of more than 75 events during the four-day, star-studded gourmet gathering, featuring new parties and talent alongside a noticeable … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan glaze

Holidays are in full effect. I have been testing lots of recipes. This was a huge hit on my thanksgiving table this year. I love a good New York cheesecake but wanted to try creating a pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan glaze. If you’re planning on bringing anything special to a holiday party or even if … Continue reading

Kerrygold USA Charcuterie platter

We all love to indulge around the holidays or maybe even on a date night.  Super excited to have partners up with one of my favorite cheese brands Kerrygold USA.  One of the things my husband and I love to do is create cheese/meat boards, for ourselves or guests.  We enjoy them with either wine … Continue reading

Roasted Veggies

Roasting vegetables is probably one of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy eating vegetables. Thanksgiving is fast approaching so why not add a different kind of side to the table. You can get very creative on the medleys you would like to roast. I love tossing my veggies with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper … Continue reading

Homemade Soft Pretzels

The Soft pretzel is a Philly thing and we love it here. There have been so many different types of pretzels created, from stuffed to sweet. But there is nothing like a homemade warm pretzel. Making pretzels can be a family activity. My kids enjoyed making and playing with the dough. This is a super … Continue reading

Grape Adventure “Wine and Food Festival”

Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Fifth-Annual ‘Grape Adventure’ Wine and Food Festival What:        The region’s most unique wine festival, Six Flags Grape Adventure, offers guests a special opportunity to sample local wines, food and gifts partnered with a V.I.P. safari experience that includes giraffe feeding Nov. 8 and 9, 2014. The festival features … Continue reading

Triomphe Restaurant NYC

As I mentioned in my previous post my assistant and I were in New York 2 weeks ago for the Food Network wine and food festival. We had the pleasure of staying at Iroquois hotel right in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel was amazing but the star of the hotel is its fine dining at their restaurant … Continue reading

Grand Tasting with Barilla at NYCWFF

Barilla’s Chef Manager Lorenzo Boni is serving the Orecchiette with Rapini, Mussels and Pecorino Romano Cheese at this year’s Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting event which takes place both on Saturday, 10/18 and Sunday, 10/19. Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette with Rapini, Mussels and Pecorino Romano Cheese                      Prep Time: 15 … Continue reading

Pull Apart Pizza

Let’s talk about an easy recipe and preparation.  This pizza is great for parties or a fast weeknight meal.  My kids loved that it was a pull apart pizza.  All you need are your hands to enjoy it.  Everyone had their own serving bowl with warm marinara sauce.  Just like a regular pizza feel free … Continue reading