5th Annual Bourbon Bash at Bank and Bourbon

   Bank & Bourbon, an inherently American restaurant on Market Street plans to reach a major milestone on April 15, celebrating the fifth year of its annual Bourbon Bash. Over the past four years, the restaurant has donated nearly $100,000, reaching over 15,000 students and teachers through Donors Choose, an organization that supports educational needs…

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables featured on Hallmark Home and Family

Last week I had the opportunity to return to Hallmark’s Home and Family show. On the show I made some delicious homemade gnocchi and veggies. This is the perfect recipe for spring and maybe even for family get togethers. You can find the recipe below.  Ingredients for Gnocchi 2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 large),…

Peanut butter and Jelly Pancakes

  A childhood favorite sandwich is now a pancake and it’s Oh so good. This will take those boring standards to a whole other level. These pancakes are light and fluffy. The taste is every peanut butter lovers dream.  You can also replace the jelly with bananas. Peanut butter and Jelly Pancakes  Ingredients:  3/4 cup…

Philly Cooks 2019

  Philly Cooks is back!! Another year to Taste the dishes from the city’s “50 Best Restaurants”, as selected from Philadelphia magazine editors. This is foodie heaven. Meet with the biggest culinary innovators in the city of brotherly love. Toast the evening with cocktails from the area’s best craft bartenders. What more could you ask…

Healthy General Tso Chicken Featured On Dr. Oz

  A healthy version of General Tso’s chicken has arrived on the block. I was on Dr.Oz today with this delicious recipe that came out absolutely amazing. The chicken was perfect and I can even eat it without the general tso sauce. Below you will find all the healthy ingredients I used to create this…

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

Super easy and delicious homemade mozzarella sticks. Warning ⚠️ you will have a hard time walking away after just 2 or 3. 😁 all this cold weather just makes you want to enjoy some delicious comfort food. These are also perfect for game day and get togethers. Enjoy with wine  Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups Italian-style…

Quick Homemade Hummus

  Homemade Hummus ready for some veggies. This recipe is super simple and perfect for entertaining or for a late night snack. Once you make this it will be hard to go back to store bought hummus. I hope you enjoy! 1 can 15 oz chickpeas, rinsed and drained ¼ cup lemon juice  1-2 garlic…

Italian wedding soup

It’s that time of year when we are hosting parties for family and friends. Having a big pot of Italian wedding soup will surely keep everyone warm.  This is an affordable and delicious soup. The only part of this soup that may take some time is making the tiny meatballs but I have to say…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

The easiest, most delicious and fluffiest cookies. It’s my lemon ricotta cookies. I have a love and hate relationship with these cookies. Reason why I love them is because they are so freaking delicious and I hate them because I can’t stop eating them. Alot of Italian families have their own recipes for these little…

Garces Foundation Fall Benefit!

  Join Friends of the Garces Foundation and Chef Jose Garces at Concourse Dance Bar on Wednesday, November 14th for the inaugural Friends of the Garces Foundation Fall Benefit! The benefit is a celebration of the Foundation’s mission to ensure access to healthcare and educational services for Philadelphia’s under served immigrant community. It will be a night to remember with cocktails, heavy appetizers,…

First Person Arts Festival

For this year’s festival, First Person Arts is thrilled to partner with The Free Library of Philadelphia for an evening of powerful stories and delicious food, hosted by Otis Gray of the podcast Hungry. Hungry, if you aren’t familiar, is a podcast about food, the people who make it, and the power of what we…

Georgia Peanuts Tour

Last week I had the opportunity to head down south to Georgia for few days to tour how Georgia Peanuts are harvested.  This was such an amazing experience. Not only did we see the harvesting process, but we also learned about the science behind the crop, and got to visit the facilities where the harvested peanuts go for…