Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend is “The beginning of Summer”, the kickoff to summer. But let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day-a day on which those who died in active military duty are remembered. The symbol of the white rose is of peace, sympathy and spirituality. It’s a symbol of honor to our heroes who have…

Mussels with Bacon & Rosemary in a White Wine Sauce

  Mussels are in season right now and best of all, very affordable. I purchased them at Whole Foods for $6.99 for 2 dozen mussels-not bad. So, if you are looking to prepare a fancy looking meal but not wanting to spend a fortune, buy some mussels. You can make this meal for around $10…

Cheesy Rigatoni with Ground Beef in a Fresh & Healthy Tomato Sauce

    Got 12 minutes? Of course you do! That is the total time this delicious and CHEESY meal will take from start to sitting at the table to enjoy. It is packed with great flavors and also nutritious ingredients that will leave you fulfilled but not overstuffed. I added in the ground beef  for…

Chicken with Citrus & Fennel

Hosting a dinner party should always be fun and not stressful. You are surrounded by family and/or friends, eating a delicious home cooked meal, drinking wine and laughing and chatting up a storm. Life’s simple yet most memorable moments. So let’s keep it that way. A simple yet elegant dinner to serve that will fill…

Mussels in a Red Curry Sauce

Love seafood but hate spending an arm and a leg in restaurants? Why not make it at home and have a party?! Mussels are relatively inexpensive and they are very versatile and quick and EASY  to prepare. Here in NYC you can purchase 2 pounds of mussels for around $7.00 which will feed 2 people….

Lamb Herb Kebabs with a Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  Kekabs can be found just about everywhere in India and in the middle East. It is basically meat on a stick. Easy to make and easy to eat on the go. These kebabs are packed with tons of flavor. There are many spices and herbs that will make your mouth dance a happy dance…

Baked Spicy Chicken Thighs with a Sweet Honey Glaze

No grill? No problem! You can still enjoy “grilled like” chicken from your oven in under 30 minutes! All of the great taste of spicy and sweet. Serve it with your favorite sides and you will be the hit of the kitchen!! If you live in a major city like I do, NYC, where no…

Delicious & Cheesy French Onion Soup!!!!

  Soup is one of my favorite meals. Any type will do and depending on my mood; it can be either a hot or cold soup. Soup is always packed with fresh vegetables and so much flavor, how can I go wrong? Since  today was a warm, January day, although it rained,  I decided to…

Happy & Healthy New Year !!!!

  It’s the first day of 2016, a time for a new beginning for many, a time of new hope and new resolutions. Most people vow to make a new resolution and stick to it;  usually to lose weight, work out more often (or just start) and then by the third week, it’s all out…