Baked Clams Oreganata

Baked Clams Oreganata

Food Trend: I love that the new trend in Italian Restaurants is going back to “Old School” Red-Sauce joints. Crisp white tablecloths, the smell of garlic and a waiter with a thick accent and perhaps a tux…this makes me crave two things…fried calamari and baked clams. I’ll save the Calamari for another time, this post […] more

Lemon Sole with Blistered Cherry Tomato Sauce

Lemon Sole in a Blistered Tomato Sauce

Inspiration: My brother makes the most AMAZING sauteed fish dish, which we all call, Randy’s Fish Dish. He roasts garlic and caramelizes onions for an hour, and incorporates almost every fresh herb you can imagine, and a ton of butter. It is really so good. However I could never recreate this masterpiece, so I altered it […] more

BBQ Pork, Corn, and Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Pork, Corn & Tomatillo Salsa

Food Trend: Tomatillo. It’s September and you can’t walk through a Farmers Market without spotting these small green husked fruit. Tomatillos are also known as husk or Mexican tomatoes. They are the base of mostly all Salsa Verde (you know, the green sauce you get at Mexican restaurants with your chips). They have an acidic […] more

Weeknight Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos with Pineapple & Pickled Red Onion Salsa

Food Trend: California Tacos. Simple. Delicious. All you need to make your perfect tacos are small soft tortilla shells, a protein of your choice, a salsa, and Lime. Inspiration: I like to call this a “what-do-we-have-in-the-fridge-that-is-going-to-go-to-bad” dish. It’s 4pm on a Thursday and we have 2 chicken breasts defrosting and all we have in the […] more

Cold Sesame Noodles


   Food Trend: Who doesn’t love cold sesame noodles? My Inspiration: David and all his friends grew up eating Baumgart’s Sesame Noodles. So I had to recreate their favorite dish! Now it’s a staple recipe. My Adaptation: I found a Food Network Recipe as a base, but it is really a straight forward dish.  The […] more

Sriracha Shrimp

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Food Trend: Anything Sriracha My Adaptation: I LOVE the spice of Sriracha, and most people use it as a condiment. But I wanted to make it the “star” of my sauce. I needed to cut the spice so I added lime and soy and olive oil. Inspiration: The Chili Lobster at Forgione in TriBeca   more

Thai Lemongrass Scallops


Food Trend: Anything Thai My Adaptation: I’m really into “Asian” flavors and I’ve been wanting to make a Thai Coconut Sauce for a while. I wanted a bright, fresh dish that raised the bar on a “white” scallop in a light sauce. Shelling peas, Orange Cauliflower & Sweet Corn were the “pop” I needed to […] more

Sambal Chicken Skewers

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Food Trend: If you obsessively read food blogs like I do, you will have noticed that this summer was all about GRILLED CHICKEN! My Adaptation: Other than marinating overnight and garnishing with lime & cilantro, I pretty much followed the recipe here Inspiration: Since Bon Appetit was relaunched in 2011, the editors challenge readers to […] more

Bloody Mary Crab Cakes

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Food Trend: Bloody Mary’s My Adaptation: Bloody Mary Crab Cakes. Bloodys & Crab Cakes go great together, so I thought, why not combine them! Inspiration: Full disclaimer, I LOVE Top Chef, and I follow the chef-testants that I like on twitter. Just after being on Top Chef Masters, Angelo Sosa was opening a new restaurant, […] more

Mushroom Soup

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I love to cook and eat soup! This was super easy to make. I’ll often double the recipe so I can freeze a few containers. It’s  quick weeknight dinner both fresh or defrosted! more

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