Breakfast & Brunch
Level Up Your Brunch Game with my Three-Green Shakshuka

Level Up Your Brunch Game with my Three-Green Shakshuka

If you love brunch foods as much as I do, shakshuka is a dish you'll have to try at home! Now that my friends and I are all vaccinated, I can't wait to pick up where we left off with Sunday brunches and mimosas. As we welcome spring with open arms and everything...

Shiitake, Asparagus, and Boursin Cheese Frittata

Shiitake, Asparagus, and Boursin Cheese Frittata

A frittata is the ultimate brunch food. Cooked slowly over a low flame, a frittata is basically a crustless quiche. You can make it with any combination of eggs, vegetables, herbs, and cheese. Since frittatas are often served at room temperature, they're perfect for...

Chocolate Covered Almond-Orange Biscotti

Chocolate Covered Almond-Orange Biscotti

  Chocolate Covered Almond-Orange Biscotti 12 ounces (about 2¼ cups) whole, unblanched almondsSoftened butter, for the baking pan, unless using parchment paper1¾ cups sugar¼ cup minced orange zest (colored part of peel, removed with a zester and minced)3 cups...

Zucchini-Walnut Muffins with a Twist of Lemon

Zucchini-Walnut Muffins with a Twist of Lemon

    Zucchini-Walnut Muffins with a Twist of Lemon Solid vegetable shortening, for the baking pans2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt¾ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg3 large eggs, at room...

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

How many of you grew up eating deviled eggs? To me, deviled eggs are all kinds of nostalgic and they bring back memories of growing up in Texas. This one-bite appetizer is decadent, but barely takes up any time in the kitchen. What's not to like?! As you're planning...

Sunberry Jam

Sunberry Jam

  Sunberry Jam 1 (16-ounce) bag unsweetened frozen strawberries, with their juices, or 2 ½ pints hulled, chunked fresh strawberries1 (16-ounce) bag unsweetened frozen raspberries, with their juices, or 3 pints fresh raspberries, picked over1/4 cup sugar3...

Cranberry-Pecan Tea Bread

Cranberry-Pecan Tea Bread

    Cranberry-Pecan Tea Bread Solid vegetable shortening, for the baking pans 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1½ teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 4 teaspoons...

Very Lemony Pound Cake

Very Lemony Pound Cake

There's nothing I love more with a cup of tea than a slice of moist lemony pound cake. This recipe is loaded with fresh lemon zest and a dash of grated nutmeg. I like to drizzle a quick lemon simple syrup over the pound cake right when it comes out of the oven. Not...

DR. DARYL’S CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHIA PUDDING

DR. DARYL’S CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHIA PUDDING

If you've ever seen Dr. Daryl on TV, being interviewed, he speaks a lot about his admiration for Kelly Ripa who swears by this way of life. For his success stories, it's all about balance and moderation, which is perfect for me because I need to have some chocolate –...

WARM BERRY SAUCE

WARM BERRY SAUCE

This delicious sauce can be spooned over some of your favorite dishes, like waffles, yogurt, ice cream or my Very Lemony Pound Cake. Warm Berry Sauce 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries1 cup fresh or...

Eggnog French Toast and Maple Glazed Bacon

Eggnog French Toast and Maple Glazed Bacon

Happy Holidays!       Here's a new holiday tradition for you! A super simple French toast with amazing glazed bacon to pop in the oven while you're unwrapping your gifts. PLUS, it's an excellent way to use that leftover eggnog that you've got in your...

Ottolenghi’s Gingerbread Cake with Brandied Apples

Ottolenghi’s Gingerbread Cake with Brandied Apples

Ottolenghi Cookbooks are a Staple Like most writers have troves of books, most chefs have a vast collection of cookbooks. In order to learn, you must study from those who've gone before you. And, while my collection is impressive, there are few that sit on the...

What is Aquafaba?

What is Aquafaba?

So get this... I was in L.A. in March and I was in an Uber going to the airport; as I was flying back to NYC. My uber driver was a lovely talkative woman at 6AM and we started chatting about health, wellness and cooking. She was a vegan and told me about this new way...

QUICK BERRY PRESERVE WITH A TWIST!

QUICK BERRY PRESERVE WITH A TWIST!

    Can you believe it’s August?   Yes, I’ve been a traveling fool and loving it. My blogs on Greece and the South of France will be coming soon. I came back to NYC this week and needed to play in the kitchen after being away.  So I stopped by the Union Square Market...

Summer picnic – Bento Box style!

Summer picnic – Bento Box style!

Summer is the time for picnics; at the beach, in the park, on a boat. I love eating outdoors.  It’s easy to pack a picnic and especially if you invest in purchasing a few bento boxes. Although I used a traditional Japanese Bento Box for these photos, I...

The Easiest Avocado Toast Ever

The Easiest Avocado Toast Ever

Instagram is one of my favorite places to discover food trends. With food stylists, food magazines, and prominent chefs boasting their latest eats and creations, it’s so easy to find inspiration within these gorgeous photos! With a spike in healthy lifestyles many of...

Morning After Quinoa Bowl

Morning After Quinoa Bowl

"Morning after what?!" You're probably thinking. Well, not only is this dish an exotic and fun way to wake up your sweetie in the morning, it's also a nutrition-packed dish that will help erase a night of overindulgence! You can feel a lot better about all the...

CHILLED MELON, APRICOT, and PEACH SOUP

CHILLED MELON, APRICOT, and PEACH SOUP

Remember last time when we visited the Union Square Market? I picked up some fragrant and perfectly ripe summer fruit that was just begging to be made into something delicious. When it comes to summer fruit, especially stone fruits like peaches and apricots, it's hard...

Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast In Bed

Do you have childhood food memories?  One of my fondest  memories of growing up in Texas is breakfast on Sunday mornings. We grew up Jewish in Wichita Falls.  My Mom single-handledly taught us Jewish history and songs on Sunday morning at the part-time Temple. My...

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