Roasted Moroccan Carrots

Roasted Moroccan Carrots

I can’t concentrate for my life right now. I have a strong love-hate relationship with working in coffee shops. Love having a change of scene. Love getting a 5 shot iced americano that I didn’t have to make. Love the atmosphere (most of the time). 

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka. A Middle Eastern dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce. Uh. Just the word “shuka” makes me sigh. It’s by far my favorite brunch dish of all-time. Hot and garlicky tomato sauce with eggs sounds just like heaven to me. It’s comforting and 

Baked Gnudi w/ Vodka Sauce

Baked Gnudi w/ Vodka Sauce

            I had to look up the difference between gnocchi and gnudi. The only real difference is that gnocchi is made with potatoes and gnudi is made with ricotta. Also, the two translate differently – gnudi translates to “naked” and gnocchi translates 

Creamy Pesto Chicken Linguine

Creamy Pesto Chicken Linguine

        Contrary to popular belief, I am not a nona. I am not even Italian. Yes, I know, I have the light eyes/dark hair combo. And yes, I talk A LOT with my hands. Yes, I was raised in Jersey, and thanks, I 

Pork Tenderloin with Brandy Mustard Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Brandy Mustard Sauce

I must apologize again. The past month has been another doozie. I’ve been flying around more than I’ve been home. It sounds fun, but there really is nothing like home. I wait for the moment that I walk in the front door and drop everything. 

Carne Asada and Grilled Corn Guacamole Tacos

Carne Asada and Grilled Corn Guacamole Tacos

We have a grill!!! It’s a Coleman (Small Spaces) barbecue, so obviously, his name is Coleman. I feel complete. I’ve been grilling since the minute it was built. I mean that literally. The second we tightened the last bolt and attached the propane, I threw 

Blueberry Cornbread with Maple Butter

Blueberry Cornbread with Maple Butter

Confession: I am a movie dork. I have an issue with watching the same films over and over again. I mean, like 30-plus times. If all movies in the world were lost, I could reenact a good chunk of them from memory – scripts, shots, 

Jambalaya with Chicken and Chorizo

Jambalaya with Chicken and Chorizo

I have a 8kg bag of rice. Thats about 17 1/2 pounds. Almost a year ago, my boyfriend Tas decided to have a house warming party the night before his whole family comes over to see his new place… in the early afternoon. Needless to 

Parmesan Ricotta Gnocchi

Parmesan Ricotta Gnocchi

It was a long, long, long weekend here in Canada. May 2-4 is like Memorial Day Weekend in the states. Twenty-three of us decided that it was a brilliant idea to rent not one, but two chalets on the water in Collingwood, Ontario. Needless to 

Cobb Burger

Cobb Burger

Ahh… 78 degrees outside today in the New York/New Jersey area. Came back here to visit my family and was excited to find out that the weather was going to be gorgeous. I automatically planned to turn on the grill. Buuuurgerrrrr. That’s all I wanted