Sweet and Sour Chicken

I’ve worked at many different restaurants ever since I was 16 and boy have I learned A LOT! My first dinner I ever made was a penne ala vodka that was inspired from one of the restaurants I worked at. Although our diets have changed from the heavy cream sauces and pasta–I have found an…

Loaded Grilled Chicken

  Can you smell the grill???? It’s that time of the year again!!! I’m so excited to have the spring weather and spring food! It doesn’t come to many as a surprise that many tend to eat healthier in the warmer weather. Grilling is such a great way to cook delicious food without excess oil,…

Braised Beef Short Ribs

  Ingredients: 2 lbs beef short ribs 1 1/2 cups good red wine 1 cup organic beef broth 2 tbsp organic tomato paste 4 cloves of garlic, minced 4 springs rosemary 1 yellow onion, sliced olive oil for sauteing salt and pepper Directions: 1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large dutch oven, heat 2…

Chicken Piccata

I can thank my mother for the inspiration for this recipe. She was making this one day when I was over and just one taste of it made me plan out this recipe. I love love love lemon! Being pregnant, I’ve come to really enjoy foods with strong flavors, especially vinegar and lemon (I guess…

Garlic Paprika Chicken Legs

Since I’m quickly approaching the last month of pregnancy, you get to hear all the wonderful excitement that’s flooding through our house! I cannot believe May 9th is so close. With all the excitement of nearing the end of my pregnancy comes exhaustion and down right laziness…especially when it comes to cooking. I go through…

Kale Salad with Cod

I know this isn’t a very wintery recipe, but I crave fresh light meals once in a while! Don’t get me wrong, I do love my hearty comfort foods, but this is a nice change. I tweaked this a few times until I liked the combo of vegetables and the tangy-ness of the dressing. I…

Lemon Chicken Thighs with Risotto

After an e x t r e m e l y long month of January (it was beginning to feel 3 months long) I was skipping into February with a smile on my face. It’s been a hard balance to not wish away the months of pregnancy and preparation for baby when all I want…

Seared Scallops and Risotto

I’ve fallen IN LOVE with risotto. I don’t know if its the richness of the rice or the high flavor, but I’m completely won over and can’t get enough. Many risottos I’ve tried contain heavy cream and cheese, which can be a bit much. I have perfected this recipe that is just as delicious without…

Creamy Cilantro Chicken

Easy! Quick! Healthy! Check, check, check! May 5th, Cinco de Mayo was celebrated a few days ago. I warned my husband that I was cooking Mexican but it was something different. Our standby Mexican favorite is linked here. This recipe was a breath of fresh air, a nice spicy switch up to our usual favorite….

Swedish Meatballs

I’m trying with every fiber of my being to fight the winter blues. As much as I love New York, how are we ever going to survive these cold months? I have had to become intentional about counting my blessings because it becomes a challenge to not let this dark whole of winter swallow me….