Recipes

Cranberry Bliss Crunch, a Passover Dessert Treat

Cranberry Bliss Crunch, a Passover Dessert Treat

Passover desserts are always a challenge due to the limitation of ingredients available to use during the holiday. Fortunately, chocolate stays on the list and remains a delicious treat 365 days a year.  And so, we are always experimenting with chocolate to help create a sweet, satisfying finish to our Passover meals. Our recipe for […]

| April 9, 2017
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Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Everyone has a favorite side when it comes to Thanksgiving, some love stuffing, while others desire cranberry sauce, but for me the day would not be complete without my mother's sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. While I love almost everything about Thanksgiving, there is just something in this comfort food that makes it special and […]

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Holy Guacamole, It’s Mexican Independence Day

Holy Guacamole, It’s Mexican Independence Day

Guacamole, or what the early Spaniards called “the butter of the poor,” experienced a tremendous resurgence in the last decade. The nickname derives from a time when avocados were always readily available and therefore inexpensive. This avocado-based spread is creamy, flavorful and is now regarded as a “healthy” snack due to the avocado’s nutritional benefits. […]

| September 16, 2015
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A Cookie Fit For The President

A Cookie Fit For The President

Cookies are loved and appreciated by all and with the holidays upon us, you are sure to need some recipe ideas. Here is a fabulous cookie recipe that according to former Spago pastry queen, Sherry Yard, happens to be Former President Bill Clinton’s favorite. This recipe comes from Sherry’s pastry book Desserts by the Yard: […]

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Sicilian Caponata, a Fall Favorite

Sicilian Caponata, a Fall Favorite

With farmer’s markets and summer gardens overflowing with eggplant and zucchini, fall is a perfect time to make a Sicilian favorite: Caponata. Caponata is an eggplant stew that is chock full of assorted vegetables and condiments. Nutritionists tell us that we should eat seven different colors of foods every day to get the maximum nutritional […]

| October 1, 2014
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Vinus and Marc, a Hidden Treasure on the Upper East Side

Vinus and Marc, a Hidden Treasure on the Upper East Side

It is always special to find a “foodie” hideaway in an unexpected place, so I was delighted to be treated to an extraordinary food and wine tasting at Vinus and Marc on NYC’s Upper East Side. A narrow door located between neighborhood retailers invites you into a seductive speakeasy atmosphere that draws you in with […]

| August 19, 2014
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HOT DOG…ITS FINALLY SUMMER!

HOT DOG…ITS FINALLY SUMMER!

Since July is officially “Hotdog” month, here are some interesting facts about national hotdog consumption: Americans eat 7 billion franks from Memorial Day until Labor Day.  Midwesterners prefer the pork and beef variety, while Westerners take the lead in chicken and turkey hotdog consumption along with Southerners. Easterners prefer and eat the most all beef […]

| July 12, 2014
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When Life Gives You Limoncello, Make Dessert

When Life Gives You Limoncello, Make Dessert

Limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) is an italian lemon liquor produced in the southern part of Italy near the Amalfi Coast, Naples, the isle of Capri and the Sorrentine peninsula. Although over a hundred years old, it’s origin remains a mystery. It is made from the zest of Sorrento lemons. The zest, or peels without the pith, is steeped […]

| June 23, 2014
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Made With Love

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Made With Love

There is nothing more sensuous than a perfect chocolate covered strawberry.  Add a delicious fruity champagne or sparkling wine and you have a Valentine's day or any day that exudes love and lust. There are certain cardinal rules required to get the ideal result when making this "yummy" treat. First, prepare everything in advance including […]

| February 14, 2014
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Buffalo Wings Turn 50!

Buffalo Wings Turn 50!

An uncountable number of Buffalo Wings will be consumed this Sunday during the Super Bowl festivities. Be it at sports bars, a football viewing party, or right in your living room, these morsels are in extraordinarily high demand, particularly on this day. The National Chicken Council's 2014 Wing Report states that 1.25 billion wings will […]

| February 1, 2014
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