Scones can sometimes be dry, hard and crumbly, but these scones are incredibly light, moist and delicious! It’s a good, basic recipe by Alton Brown that I found here. You can pretty much add whatever you like to it, such as dried fruits, nuts or, as I did, two handfuls of mini chocolate chips. I […]
Forget about any diet you may (or may not) be on. Just boil water for tea or perk up a steaming pot of hot coffee because you are in for a real treat…that is if you decide to give this labor-of-love a try. These homemade cinnamon buns (Cinnabon-style) are time-consuming to make, but they are […]
I’m not exactly sure how I stumbled upon Bill Granger’s Coconut Bread recipe but, since I am a HUGE fan of coconut, I just had to give it a try. It is tasty, lightly sweet, and bakes up beautifully. You can find the recipe here. The only change I made was the use of Mounds […]
I set out to make a Croque-Monsieur for the Big Brunch Party that would make Parisian-Sidewalk-Cafe-Goers and Super-Bowl-Party-Goers alike drool with sandwich anticipation. What’s better at a big party than a Six Foot Party Sub from a deli? A gourmet Six Foot Party Sub from your own kitchen, of course!
I know to non-city-dwellers the idea of eating food out of the side of someone’s truck sounds less than appealing. You’re thinking greasy falafel and dirty water hot dogs. Think again. In recent years, the Food Trucks of NYC have turned into big business for small-time gourmet food purveyors. You can get some awesome food […]
You may now call me “little auntie a”. I am so thrilled — my best friend Khalil and his husband Scott have adopted a little baby girl! This weekend, we had a Baby Naming ceremony for her (they wrapped her up in the chuppah I made for their wedding!), and, because it’s the best way […]
I was recently invited by a dear friend to spend the weekend at her summer cottage in the shoreline town of Old Saybrook, CT. There were four of us there to share the sunny private beach, local outlet shopping, a great girl’s night DVD (It’s Complicated), and way too many laughs! I brought along Ina Garten’s […]