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06 Oct Smithville Oktoberfest

The chill in the air, the changing of the trees, October brings so many wonderful things, including Oktoberfest. This past weekend I ventured off to a quaint town called Smithville as they were hosting an Oktoberfest filled with food, wine, vendors, antiques etc. Even though...

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06 Oct Jack’s Wife Freda

I am very happy to call NYC my home for the past 5+ years. What I am not proud of saying, is I've lived here that long without visitng Jack's Wife Freda, the Mediterranean inspired brunch spot in the bustling SoHo area. With a ton...

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30 Sep Honey Ricotta Crostini

In Italian, crostini means "little toasts". Crostinis are thin slices of bread toasted and served warm with various toppings. From time to time life gets quite hectic, as I'm sure most of you can agree, and sometimes I want to make something that is quick...

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30 Sep San Genarro Feast

Every year the San Genarro Feast takes over Little Italy and runs for 11 days. The feast becomes filled with hungry wandering tourists, native New Yorkers looking for a quick bite of Italian street food, and passerbys curious from the aroma that spills over into...

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15 Sep The Cheese Board

I recently stopped by Mario Batali and Lidia Batistanich's famed "Eataly" in NYC's Flatiron district. I've visited here before with family, friends, guests visiting NY but always in a rush to eat and move on to the next NY attraction I never had the chance...

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30 Aug Mint Tea Popsicles with Honey

With so many calming factors, tea is such a soothing beverage for morning, noon, or night. During these summer months I typically like to drink my tea iced. One easy method for making iced tea is to brew the tea hot and let it cool...

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21 Aug Birthday Cake Popsicles

Today I will celebrate being one year older and I am very motivated to make the following year a great one!  Cake batter ice cream is one of my favorite ice cream flavors and I thought, why not turn it into the perfect popsicle for...

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12 Aug Peach Parfait Popsicles

As we approach the middle of August, I come to the sad realization that the summer is officially dwindling down. Soon the humid air that makes us crave refreshing dishes will be a thing of the past and we'll being clinging to warm, savory foods...

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04 Jul Patriotic Pasta

What better way to ring in the fourth than with a family gathering and a delicious meal decked out in all the right colors. This easy to do ravioli recipe will help make any dinner table festive. Each ravioli is stuffed with a simple, yet...

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27 Jun Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Nothing beats the scent of fresh basil filling up the kitchen. When you make a pesto and begin to crush the delicate green leaves together with olive oil and salt the aroma naturally releases and fills the air. I wanted to change things up and...

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28 Apr Pistachio Blood Orange Cupcakes

My first encounter with the term blood orange was actually with the San Pellegrino drink. Not to be confused with the traditional Aranciata flavor, the Aranciata Rossa flavor was introduced to me by one of my fancy food loving best friends. Blood orange has a...

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25 Apr Pistachio Ricotta Doughnuts

Nothing better to wake up to then a batch of freshly made doughnuts. I remember as a child my family would take a trip to the nearest Krispy Kreme to watch the doughnuts being made. My favorite part was when the workers, with their white...

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28 Mar Apple Walnut Pancakes

There is something about the mix of apple, cinnamon, and walnuts that brings a warm feeling to my stomach. These pancakes are light and cakey made with an apple puree and have a crunch from the walnuts. Ingredients: 1 granny smith apple 1 tbls heavy cream 1 cup all...

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26 Mar White Chocolate & Hazelnut Loaf

Everyday I am grateful for the discovery of hazelnuts. This nut is most popularly associated with the sweet Nutella spread but is also used in many baking recipes. Its cute, plump shape and significant crunch make this nut one of my favorites. I have had a...

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24 Mar Easter Essentials

With Easter only about a week away we decided to get to work and scrounge the internet for last minute essentials. Here is a list of our top 5 favorite items to prepare for Easter festivities: 1. Jonathan Adler Mod Dot Dinnerware $50 for set of 4 2. Crate...

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23 Mar Pistachio Pancetta Benedict

Eggs were always a popular item in our household growing up. The first thing I typically heard every morning as I made my way downstairs was my dad's voice saying "Want breakfast? Want some eggs? I'm making eggs." Half the time it was not even...

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