Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake

Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake

The perfect dish to make if you're looking to feed a group, or just in need of having leftovers around for your week. I bake it off once and it lasts for a couple of days, reheating nicely as needed. It's filling and flavorful and very forgiving. You can use any vegetables of your choice- [...]

Root Veggie Crisps

Root Veggie Crisps

The perfect crunch to your snacking. Make these dressed up homemade chips the next time you're serving your favorite dip or keep them at your desk for healthy snacking throughout your week. Colorful and full of flavor, your friends will be super impressed! I used a variety of beets and potatoes here, but you can use [...]

A Birthday Cake.

A Birthday Cake.

When I think of a birthday cake...this is it. Moist vanilla spong-y cake, chocolate filling with some sort of twist on flavor, a crunch, and rich...thick vanilla frosting that melts in your mouth. I had been waiting for a reason to bake a good ole' cake and when my friend Henry had his birthday recently, [...]

Summer Scrumptious: Blueberry Muffins

Summer Scrumptious: Blueberry Muffins

I am spending July and August in the Hamptons. I know, I know I am one lucky duck! It's only been a week and I've already had the chance to do a ton of cooking, experimenting and baking. The freshest and most ripe summer produce that you could image is out here and it only [...]

Vegan Baked

Vegan Baked

Just completed Fran Costigan's 5-day intensive Vegan Baking Boot Camp at the Natural Gourmet Institute and man did I learned a lot! I was completely inspired that I had to share this with you all. Here are just a few of the many fabulously delicious dairy-free, egg-free desserts that we created. All to die for! [...]

Baked, Not Fried.

Baked, Not Fried.

Crispy shrimp with cannellini beans. Ingredients 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 5 Tbsp olive oil Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper 1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 19-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed 2 bunches arugula, thick stems removed Heat oven to 400 [...]

Holiday Recipes 2009

Holiday Recipes 2009

I just returned to New York after spending a week with my family in Florida. Needless to say, as much as I needed a vacation, I found myself in the kitchen. Every night. Strumming up some new and some old recipes to celebrate the holidays. I do have to say that trials in a big [...]