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CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

Cooking for my friends is one of my favorite things to do! There are a couple of staple dishes that I love to make for small events or casual parties. My Chinese chicken salad is up there as one of those repeat dishes that my friends always ask for. I have fun working...

THIS JUICY, INDIAN-SPICED TURKEY IS A THANKSGIVING MUST

THIS JUICY, INDIAN-SPICED TURKEY IS A THANKSGIVING MUST

I absolutely love Thanksgiving food, but sometimes you just need to change things up! This year, I decided to try an Indian-inspired menu with a spiced twist on some of my holiday favorites. When I found out that I would be cooking up this menu for a feature in New...

A CREAMY FALL RISOTTO THAT’LL WARM YOU RIGHT UP

A CREAMY FALL RISOTTO THAT’LL WARM YOU RIGHT UP

Ah, risotto. It's one of my favorite comfort food dishes to make! I first learned how to make risotto from the one and only Lidia Bastianich at her east side flagship restaurant Felidia. Lidia taught me the importance of toasting the rice beforehand and how critical...

PAMELA’S PERFECT SUMMER GRAND AIOLI

PAMELA’S PERFECT SUMMER GRAND AIOLI

The Grandest of Grand! This recipe is the perfect summer dish! It’s served room temperature and can use any combination of seasonal produce and protein you and your guests would like. It’s a great party dish as much of it can be made ahead and it will make everyone...

BRIGHT AND CRISPY CHICKEN MILANESE

BRIGHT AND CRISPY CHICKEN MILANESE

Chicken Milanese has all of those elements that you look for in a warm weather dish, with a crispy, juicy cutlet and a tangy and fresh salad resting right on top. It's my go-to dish after a trip to the farmers market! Bright and Crispy Chicken Milanese 4 handfuls of...

CAPRI-INSPIRED SPAGHETTI with LEMON and OLIVE OIL

CAPRI-INSPIRED SPAGHETTI with LEMON and OLIVE OIL

Kitchen, Take me Away! Have you ever used food to take you away? Or perhaps to bring you back? Have you ever cooked up a meal to help transport you back to a place you love? Well I recently did that. My husband and I go to Capri most summers, but we didn’t make it...

SWEET & SALTY SALMON RUB

SWEET & SALTY SALMON RUB

This recipe comes from Flavor Your Life. A simple way to make your grilled salmon pop! Sweet & Salty Salmon Rub ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar1 tablespoon sea salt1 teaspoon cracked black pepper2 teaspoons chili powder (more if you like it spicy)2 teaspoons...

AWARD-WORTHY COOKING

AWARD-WORTHY COOKING

Not only is it winter, but it's awards season! Just another excuse for me to stay indoors more--cooking for my friends and family! I have long been a fan of Sunday Suppers, so having a watch party is the prefect way to share some of these cooking experiments with...

PARTY FILLET of BEEF with an APPLE-ROSEMARY SAUCE

PARTY FILLET of BEEF with an APPLE-ROSEMARY SAUCE

Adapted from Pamela Morgan's Flavors Cookbook. As a big glazed ham sets an automatically festive party note, so too, does fillet of beef. Cold or hot, as an hors d'oeuvres or entree, tender, versatile fillet is a classic on the catering circuit. It's not the most...

FALL IN LOVE: VEGAN CHILI!

FALL IN LOVE: VEGAN CHILI!

Healthy Hearty Vegan Chili in an Instant...Pot! You can imagine a nice Texan girl like myself loves a good, hearty chili! Of course, the best ones take time to develop those deep flavors. But, I'm a city girl now and time is one thing that most New Yorkers are short...

MY TOP 5 ROAST CHICKENS in NYC

MY TOP 5 ROAST CHICKENS in NYC

I'm lucky I married someone who loves roast chicken as much as I do. It would be a whole lot harder finishing off the classic "roast chicken for two" without him! I don't know if you know this or not, but roast chicken was the first thing I ever cooked for Michael. He...

FISHY FEAST

FISHY FEAST

Luckily for me, my partner Michael loves to fish. A few weeks ago, he caught a huge (17 lb!) striped bass in Peconic Bay (the bay that flows between the North and South Forks of Long Island). We had to remove a few shelves from our freezer just to get it in! Then on...

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