Lemony Garlic Spaghetti

Mmmmm pasta! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice bowl of some tasty pasta, especially spaghetti? Heck, even in Walt Disney’s cartoon,” Lady and the Tramp, ” the two cute dogs loved spaghetti, lol. It is such a comfort food, and great to share with friends, family and good wine. This pasta dish is so packed with…

Broccolette with Garlic

Broccolette. No that is not a misspelling, it’s an actual delicious vegetable that is a cross between broccoli and the Chinese kale called gai lan, also known as broccolini. Broccolette has a sweeter and milder taste than broccoli, so it may be easier to get someone to eat their greens. This pretty vegetable not only makes…

Korean Ramen Noodle Soup

Today, I decided to spend this sunny and warm day outdoors and enjoy a nice meal out! So as I was walking through the busy streets of New York City and heading into my favorite place, Central Park, I was thinking about where I should eat. Since the temperature was in the high 80’s I…

Fava Bean Crostini

It’s the summer, a time to entertain, eat, drink, swim, sunbathe, vacation and be very happy. And let’s face it, eating great food makes most people very happy! If you enjoy strolling through the farmers market like me, always looking for some interesting and delicious vegetables, then I am sure you have also come across…

Kale, Swiss Chard and Wild Rice Salad

You do not need to eat meat for every meal. You can get many nutrients from a vegetarian meal such as this one I made this evening. It’s not just light, low in calories. but also packed with an abundance of nutrients that you will truly enjoy on a humid day. Kale is the new,…

Squid Ink Pasta

Pasta is such a lovely word. It is a comfort food that is loved and enjoyed by most. You may eat it plain with just some extra virgin olive oil and sauteed garlic or with countless varieties of sauces. There are so many different types of pasta, and all to be enjoyed! Today I went…

Spicy Barbecue Chicken with Grilled Corn and Peaches

Nothing says more about summer than a good barbecue. Getting together with friends, families and neighbors, enjoying some adult beverages, maybe even enjoying a swimming pool and the barbecue, now that’s a great way to enjoy a hot summer night! But unfortunately, not everyone has a barbecue or a pool. So what’s a girl to…

Clams, Shrimp, Spinach and Tomatoes with Linguine

The temperature suddenly went from 55 degrees to a humid 90 degrees in NYC and no one feels like turning up the heat in their kitchen. You have to eat, yet everything sounds very heavy and too hot to prepare. But….seafood!  Seafood is so quick and easy to prepare and is packed not only with…

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto with Penne Pasta

Oh my gosh, this is the absolute flavor of flavors when it comes to red peppers! Roasted red peppers provide this insane flavor of smokey and sweet that is totally irresistible. If you have the time you can roast your own peppers or you can just purchase good quality jarred roasted red peppers, usually found…

Matzo Ball Chicken Vegetable Soup

Originally posted on Yvette's Gourmet Kitchen:
Passover, a high holiday in the Jewish faith that brings friends and family together to remember old traditions and history. A time to gather around the table and celebrate food and its meaning. Matzo ball soup is one of those “meaning” soups, made with matzo meal, an unleavened…

Did Someone Say “Bacon”

Did someone say “Bacon” ?!?!?! Yum !! I love bacon, come on now, WHO doesn’t love bacon? There was a man on the hit show, “Shark Tank” who invented an alarm clock that woke you up to the smell of bacon; now that’s truly a passion for bacon!  But it’s not the best food you…