Archives for November 2014

Confetti Corn Fritters

It’s always exciting to create a dish that exceeds expectations, and that is certainly true for my Confetti Corn Fritters. These pretty little festive appetizers were made using a product my readers know as one of my all-time favorites: Athens Foods Mini Fillo Shells. If you haven’t tried these elegant little pastries yet, please take Continue Reading…

Jalapeno Orange Cranberry Sauce

Continuing on with my line up of not-so-traditional holiday sides, I thought I’d bring you a pretty little bowl that just bursts with color and flavor. The great thing about side dishes like this, is that they’re not so off the beaten path that no one recognizes them, they are just amped up a little.  Continue Reading…

Browned Butter and Walnut Tortellini

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Thanksgiving programming to bring you a special report:  A great fall weeknight dinner! I know that around this time of year, we get obsessed over Turkey Day, and rightfully so.  Between the menu planning, shopping, table setting, prepping, cooking, pie baking, (and in my case swearing and drinking a little Continue Reading…

Dante Takes on the Lower East Side

You all know my friend Dante, AKA  Dante The Actor, Dante from Yonkers, or Dante the awesome food tour guy. Dante is officially the only person I know from New York and I actually think I’m a tiny bit cooler because someone there actually knows I exist, so thanks for that buddy! In all seriousness, Continue Reading…

The Little Owl NYC

I’m lucky because I have been fortunate enough to have some “pinchable” moments in my life.  The ones that you live in, but can’t believe they are happening, so you think they must be a dream.  It was such a moment for me at The Little Owl  restaurant in New York City this last Saturday Continue Reading…

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

So you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, hmm? Please don’t say such harsh things!  At least not until you try this recipe. This is my second dish in the line up of fabulous Thanksgiving sides that are sure to cause you to have to undo the top button of your pants!  The even more Continue Reading…

Green Cauliflower Puree

I was browsing online this weekend on a quest to find some exciting side dishes for Thanksgiving.  I stumbled across a website that advertised 101 modern Thanksgiving sides.  To my dismay, I found 101 of the same old thing.  There must have been 20 versions of corn bread stuffing, 15 versions of squash casserole, and Continue Reading…