Hors d’Oeuvres
THE BEST GUACAMOLE MADE 3 WAYS

THE BEST GUACAMOLE MADE 3 WAYS

As you all know by now I'm a Texas girl and I've been eating guacamole since I can remember.  My mother grew up in El Paso, Texas and every time we went to visit her family we would drive across the Mexican border to Juarez to have a very authentic Mexican meal....

FLAVORFUL HORS D’OEUVRES FOR EASY ENTERTAINING

FLAVORFUL HORS D’OEUVRES FOR EASY ENTERTAINING

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Dip with Za'atar Spiced Pita ChipsWhat do you do with all the eggplant from your garden or local vegetable stand? This is one of my favorite mezze spreads and it is perfect end of summer fare. The eggplant is grilled, which gives it a deep...

HUMMUS 101

HUMMUS 101

Before I visited Israel in April, I was content with eating store-bought hummus. It was so easy. You just head to the store, buy a container of the flavor you like, tear back the plastic wrapping and place it on a platter with pita or vegetables. My how things have...

FANTASTIC FLATBREAD

FANTASTIC FLATBREAD

My assistant Edouard Massih and I have become quite a dynamic duo. He just graduated from Culinary Institute of America. A big congrats. We love to work together in the kitchen and introduce each other to things we have never tried before. Edy is Lebanese and recently...

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CRAB CAKES with CHEF DAVID BURKE

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CRAB CAKES with CHEF DAVID BURKE

The Best Crab Cakes In The World! David Burke and I have been friends for many years, he invited me to The Wayfarer to make one of his favorite recipes, and what I think are the Best Crab Cakes in the World. Check out the video and recipe below. Celebrity Chef David...

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

Recently I have started cooking and experimenting more with healthy vegetarian food.  I love learning new recipes and decided that after my detox last year that I would eat vegetarian for at least 2 meals a day and sometimes 3 meals.  This is called a Flexitarian Diet...

LAST MINUTE EASY HOLIDAY RECIPE: SWEET and SPICY NUTS

LAST MINUTE EASY HOLIDAY RECIPE: SWEET and SPICY NUTS

Greetings to you all, As I get ready for the last week of Christmas shopping and Holiday festivities, I thought I would share with you this perfect last minute recipe for Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts. This recipe is no fail, easy and designed to help you entertain...

KALE PESTO CROSTINI

KALE PESTO CROSTINI

It's hard to believe, but this is Flirting with Flavors' most requested (and beloved) appetizer. For some reason, people keep asking for it! It's so simple that I'm always surprised by how crazy people go for it. I won't complain! It's always nice to have a failproof...

Still cooking! More recipes and blogs coming soon!