Cuisine Category Archives

Entertaining Made Easy:

  I was introduced to the talented and personable Paula Hankin of Clueless in the Kitchen a few years back and have since been a fan of her “easy to make” recipes.  If you’re ready to drool, check out her instagram food shots (@paulabhankin).  I usually gravitate towards the kids recipes (who would ever think to combine avocado and strawberries on a sandwich?), but since I’m …

Burned Brussels:

I’m not much of a chef and really don’t have a desire (at least not in my city kitchen) to slave over meals that take forever.  Last night I made my famous turkey meatball sandwiches (you should know that turkey meat is the one meat I’m proficient at using–turkey balls, turkey meatloaf, turkey tacos–just a little Forest Gump humor that’s unfortunately true).  I paired the …

Generally Speaking:

I’m the first to admit that while I love trying out new restaurants, I don’t love frequenting “trendy” spots.  Last night we had a birthday dinner for one of my best friends at The General.  While it’s not that new at this point, it was a first for me.  Admittedly, I didn’t know what to expect (although I did look up the menu ahead of …

Reduced Fat Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes:

With Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah) just days away, I figured I might as well make my reduced fast mini pumpkin cheesecakes before I miss the boat on the holiday season altogether.  They require few ingredients, little prep work and are insanely delicious.  Oh, and the graham cracker crust adds a little extra something sweet. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Ingredients: Graham crackers …

Healthy Homemade Veggie Dumplings:

After a celebratory birthday dinner on Friday night at Locanda Verde , I couldn’t imagine leaving my apartment last night.  My husband and I had a much needed night in which included watching Black Fish, the killer whale special on CNN (long story short, NEVER go to Sea World), and making homemade veggie dumplings.  A few of you asked for me to share the recipe, so …