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…

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…

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles with Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream

  There is no better scent to wake up to than freshly made waffles (or anything freshly baked) from your kitchen. The aromatic scent can wake even the hardest person to wake up in the morning. Add in some freshly brewed coffee and you will feel like you are in the most romantic Bed &…

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…

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp With Watermelon And Basil

It’s in the high 80’s and you don’t really feel like cooking anything that will create much heat in the kitchen ¬†but you still want something nutritious, and great tasting. Hmm, what shall you make? How about some prosciutto (Italian ham)wrapped shrimp served with a cool and refreshing watermelon and basil? You get both savory…

Yvette’s Empanadas

Yvette’s Empanadas are a mix of Spanish and Italian recipe. I used empanada store bought round disc dough and used an Italian beef filling with a tomato sauce for dipping. This makes a great¬†Hors d’oeuvre or a dinner. You can make these ahead of time and then freeze them, them heat them in the oven…