Shrimp, Cockles & Chorizo with Spaghetti

Whenever the weather is warm and sunny  I seem to always gravitate to some type of a seafood meal. It’s light, tasty and quick to prepare. So there is not much time spent over a hot stove, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors. Better yet, if you have an outdoor eating area, why…

Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

 Looking for an impressive yet simple appetizer to serve to your family or guests? How about some sweet, healthy medjool dates stuffed with creamy goat cheese and wrapped in some salty bacon? Yes, I did say bacon!!! Who can resist that? These beauties are also a great treat to make if you do not feel…

Tuscan Kale, Cannellini Bean, Pork Soup with Orecchiette Pasta

Today was such a beautiful day to go to the farmers market in Union Square and see what fresh fruits, vegetables and breads they have. I was on a mission to purchase my ingredients that I needed to make this delicious, healthy and hearty soup.Since I had many of the ingredients fro this recipe,  I just…

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…

Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs

My blog has mainly quick and easy recipes, but today I am going with slow cooked and easy. It’s the weekend, and according to the weatherman, we are expecting snow. So why not take advantage of the indoor time and make the house smell like heaven! Barbecue spare ribs cooked indoors smell terrific and taste…

Pork Chop With Fennel And Grape Tomatoes served Over Mashed Potato

Fennel is a beautiful fragrant food I love to cook with. It has this amazing anise smell, although once cooked it becomes a mild sweet vegetable. This pairs so well with pork. It provides a not so sweet and salty taste. The tomatoes add a beautiful color and are packed with vitamin C. These little…

Arugula, Pancetta, Plum and Parm Salad

My arugula, pancetta, plum and parmesan cheese salad is a perfect combination of sweet and savory. I love the salty, smokey flavor of the pancetta, an Italian bacon, the nutty, peppery taste of the arugula, the saltiness of the parmesan cheese and the sweetness of the plum. My arugula, pancetta, plum and parmesan cheese salad…

Tarragon Fontina Cheese Stuffed Pork

Stuffed pork is a great fall meal to prepare especially when served with roasted and mashed acorn squash. The combination of flavors from the tarragon and creamy, nutty fontina cheese adds just the right burst of flavors. Acorn squash contains many great vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin A, C, B-6, potassium and magnesium, just…