I fell in love with stuffed mushrooms as a kid. My Mom would take us to Paolo’s Restaurant in Brooklyn. I savored the stuffed mushrooms and the shrimp cocktail. Years later I began playing with different recipes and adding my own ingredients. Stuffing mushrooms eventually become “chefs’ choice”. I recommend that you have fun with … Continue reading Stuffed Mushrooms – My Italian Favorite
It’s the holidays coming down the stretch! That time of year when everything seems to accelerate. The days whistle by like the wind. Spare time is spent trying to get into the holiday spirit while work demands more time. After all, it is the holidays. There are parties to attend and decorations to be hung. … Continue reading Holiday Desserts on the Go!
I spoke with my Dad the other day. He recalled the afternoons we'd spent at Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. We stuffed ourselves with cheeseburgers, onion rings, and, ice cream sundaes. My Dad would have what was playfully known as "The Kitchen Sink" sundae. He could put away twelve scoops of ice … Continue reading Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor
It's Halloween time again. The colorfully fun prelude to the holiday season that adds a little scary flare to the occasion. I have traditional Halloween movies I like to watch between dishing out candy for the kids and digging through what's left of the bags for myself. My Halloween Horror Movie List Halloween - The … Continue reading Happy Halloween 🎃
I made my own taco sauce for the first time. I imagined it would’ve been complicated and lengthy, but it took just a few minutes. I looked online and noticed that most recipes called for the same ingredients. So, I decided to add the seasonings to my own liking. I do not do a lot … Continue reading The Taco Sauce Decision
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of walking with my mother to La Pâtisserie bakery. This bakery (boulangerie in French) also baked international desserts for the diverse population in my neighborhood, Bay Ridge Brooklyn. We would ask the lovely, fair-haired baker for details about each dessert. 🍨 She would answer patiently and pleasantly, convinced … Continue reading Desserts from the French Bakery
As I was sitting out front snacking on my 50% cacao dark chocolate chips, I distinctly noticed the sun setting earlier than usual. My next paid holiday is just a few weeks away and as we all know Labor Day is the official beginning of the seasonal change. I live in Florida, so it’s not … Continue reading Dinner & Dessert – Holiday Preparedness