Super Moist Lemony Lemon Cakes

Making these  lemony cakes brings me back to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. In Sorrento, you will see lemons everywhere. It’s a yellow heaven of greatness! Lemon trees are everywhere you look, and they are so huge and the lemons are so delicious. And the smell of citrus is everywhere!  Every restaurant makes various dishes…

Chocolate Dipped, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Biscotti

For the love of chocolate, this is it! A twice baked Italian cookie made with cocoa, chocolate chips and toasted walnuts then dipped in more chocolate and a coating of more toasted walnuts!!!! Is that chocolate enough for you? These cookies incorporate some delicious toasted walnuts that are then smacked into small pieces to be…

Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York City

As much as I love to cook, I love to experience various restaurants in New York City and get some inspirations for new recipes. New York City has so many wonderful restaurants. You can eat out every day of the year and still not eat in every restaurant out there on this magnificent island of…

Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake

So, if you follow my blog (and thank you) you will notice that I love to bake and cook with fruit. It just adds such delicious flavor and texture to your food. Since I had so many apples I wanted to bake some goodies to have on hand for company. And who doesn’t love a…

Vanilla Glazed, Crumb Top Apple Muffins

Apples, cinnamon, buttery crumb topping, vanilla glaze, yum, yum and yum! And what a perfectly baked, fresh out of the oven morning treat this was on such a wintry day. After the weather has maintained its’ record low of freezing weather, today was our first winter blizzard here in New York City and most of…

Cold Day Cannellini Bean & Vegetable Soup with Orzo Pasta

Baby it’s cold outside!  And it’s getting colder by the hour. This past New Years Eve was one of the coldest in record. Brrrrr. Tomorrow, snow, 1-3 inches. So how is one to stay warm? Well, how about with some delicious, hearty, packed with fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and great tasting “Cold Day Cannellini Bean &…

Happy New Year & Happy Birthday to Me!

  Reflecting back on 2017  I said to myself, “Whoa, where did the year go?” It really did fly by, almost with a blink of an eye. Although, there are so many wonderful memories and with those fond memories family, friends and  great food are commingled . I do pray and look forward to a…

Delicious Italian Wedding Soup

Soup is such a great meal to prepare, especially when it’s cold outdoors and you want something healthy and satisfying to eat. I love soup! Growing up we had soup almost everyday, even in the summer. It’s just a great meal that is packed with vitamins, nutrition and taste. Coming home from school and walking…

Mushroom Risotto

  Everyone has their own version of comfort food, but Mushroom Risotto is one of mine. It’s creamy, nutritious, comforting and delicious! And making this is also very calming. You stir, mix and add fragrant ingredients and then enjoy a magnificent meal. This risotto is packed with so much flavor from all of the fresh…

Pear & Almond Tart with Fig Glaze

I enjoy baking especially around the holidays. It is such a great time of the year and it’s the perfect weather to turn your oven on and allow the aroma of baked goods to scent your home! If you follow my blog, which I hope you do, I usually bake with fruit or chocolate ingredients….

Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds & Crispy Sage Leaves

It’s Autumn, a beautiful time of the year. The time for cooler weather, wearing sweaters,  snuggling near the fireplace, shopping at your local farmers market and enjoying the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. It’s also a great reason to eat more delicious and warm soup. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you can prepare…

French Apple Tart

It’s that time of the year for fresh, crisp, sweet, tart and juicy apples. It’s Fall or Autumn season, depending on your word preference, the coziest time of the year. It is apple picking time and pumpkin picking time. A time to celebrate and enjoy the weekends with our loved ones in nature. Apple picking…