Quick holiday appetizers for parties, friends and family

Who needs stress at the holidays. Here are a few quick appetizers you can whip up in a jiffy.

Food and Love and Oysters on the Half Shell

Food and Love:  The two seem to have always been connected in an intimate dance of the senses.  Do you ever think about it and wonder why the two are so intertwined?  For many of

Korean Fried Chicken Wings

Try this twist on an American Classic for the Super Bowl, or for any other party! According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings during this year’s Super

CHUTNEY RECIPES

  Photo from MaryFrancesMain Chutney is a condiment we often associate with Indian cuisine. But this condiment has now gone global and offers a punch of flavor that pairs so well with roasted

My Latest Cookbook: Culinary Birds

It’s here! My latest cookbook project has been released just in time for the holidays! For more than 7,000 years, poultry has been a mainstay of the human diet. It is the most consumed animal

A Super Bowl Snack with a Spicy Twist

Grilled Shrimp Wrapped in Soppressata with Mango Hot Sauce This is one of those combinations that sounds weird, but is a crowd-pleaser. This recipe for Grilled Shrimp Wrapped in Soppressata with Mango Hot

GOAT CHEESE STUFFED PIQUILLO PEPPERS

  30AEATS Wonderfully versatile piquillo peppers come exclusively from the small northern Spanish region of Navarra. Nestled between the borders of southern France and Basque territory, the town of Lodosa thrives on a busy trade in

Cold Soups for Hot Weather

As the temperature goes up, the last thing most people feel like doing is a lot of cooking. This time of year cries out for make-ahead dishes like cold soups. I’ve included several of my

Thanksgiving 2010 Recipes

For all the years that I’ve fixed Thanksgiving, my kids especially, have been adamant about keeping it traditional:  turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  They are inventive and creative eaters and cooks