Pairing Pinot Noir with Fig & Pistachio Toasts

Pinot Noir is one of my favorites wines, it’s easy to drink and pairs nicely with a lot of my favorite foods! Recently, the team at Peter Yealands reached out and asked me for a pairing recommendation for their Pinot Noir.  I’m an avid entertainer so...

Playa Mesa Brunch in Costa Mesa, California

You know how they say you don't realize what you have until you start missing it? I feel like I've experienced that quite frequently with all my moving around lately. When I was living in NYC I was yearning for open air and outdoor adventures...

Leek and Mushroom Frittata with a Spoonful of Maille (Recipe)

When it comes to brunch are you more of a sweet or savory person? I used to have an intensely sweet tooth but lately I’ve been gravitating towards savory dishes. Especially around springtime because of all the fresh, crisp veggies that pop up at farmer’s markets. I’m pretty...

Los Angeles: Lunch at The Henry

It is undeniable that having good weather year round in Los Angeles is great mainly because dining al fresco extends way beyond the summer months. A few weekends back, when there was an extra day off, I took the time to wander around the surrounding...

Spaghetti and Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

There's nothing I love more than spending a cozy night in with an extra large bowl of comforting spaghetti! Whenever I eat spaghetti it really does bring me back to childhood. It was the first dish I learned to make and I'll never forget it....

Nana’s Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Breakfast Quiche

It is a tradition with my family that every year we wake up on Christmas morning and enjoy a slice of my Nana's breakfast quiche. We've had a quiche every year for as long as I can remember. My Nana isn't able to cook anymore...

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Maille Dijon & Rosemary

Holiday season is officially upon us! This is my favorite time of year mainly because of all the entertaining opportunities. There’s nothing I love more than having friends over, decking out the house, and whipping up a few good recipes to enjoy. One of my favorite...