institute of culinary education: day one

institute of culinary education: day one

This morning I took the train down into the heart of NYC for my final culinary adventure — “hors d’oeuvres boot camp” at the...

foods of new york tour: greenwich village

foods of new york tour: greenwich village

Back in the Big Apple!!! For the fun culinary adventure of the day, I spent the afternoon in Greenwich Village doing a “Foods of...

culinary institute of america: day three

culinary institute of america: day three

Ok, Mom — here’s a picture of me.  :-) We finished up our final day of “Mexican Cuisine Boot Camp” today at the CIA...

culinary institute of america – day two

culinary institute of america – day two

It’s been another gorgeous day at the CIA! For those of you who are just tuning in, I’m finishing up Day 2 of a...

culinary institute of america – part one

culinary institute of america – part one

“Thyme” to begin!!! The first part of my NY adventure kicked off today at the chipper hour of 6am, when I arrived at the...

special video invite – ny culinary adventure!!

special video invite – ny culinary adventure!!

Hi all!  Click on the photo or this link to hear the scoop!

Moroccan-Style Chicken Pie

This delightful chicken pie is a mix of sweet and savory, with a surprising blend of delicious spices which work together like magic. Perfect...

blogiversary giveaway: cooks illustrated cookbook!

blogiversary giveaway: cooks illustrated cookbook!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for participating!*** Happy birthday to you…  Happy birthday to you… Happy birthday dear…….. G – G – G...

Basil, Chicken and Orzo Soup

Any of my friends, family, or coworkers will tell you that I’m kind of a ridiculous fan of soup.  Love it.  Love ordering it...

Strawberry Mango Margaritas

A delicious summery twist on my beloved Margaritas. Perhaps the only way to improve the classic recipe – just add mango and strawberry! A...

Chicken Marsala

Ok, I am now officially in love with my most recent cookbook purchase — The New Best Recipe from Cook’s Illustrated.  For anyone who’s...

Quick and Easy Stir-Fry

Over the years, I’ve had a number of friends approach me who are just getting into cooking, and are looking for a good recipe...