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Fast Ginger Meatballs

It’s always nice to have an easy dish in your repertoire that can be served either as a quick meal or as an impressive appetizer to bring to a party.

Peanut Stew

Rainy season can sometimes really drive you crazy. Dark, dreary days followed by long dark evenings – it gets monotonous after a while. For me, it’s important to be able to change it up a little bit for dinners, always, but especially when the weather gets the best of me.

Booking Now: South American Adventures

Welcome to South America, home to widely diverse landscapes; from rainforests to glaciers, beaches, deserts, vineyards and big city life. Below, five ideal spots to kick off your epic adventures.

Manhattan Clam Chowder

What’s funny about Manhattan Clam Chowder is that it’s origins are actually from Rhode Island, a very easily arguable point in New England.

Tuesday Night Lamb Tacos

Some weeks are full of things to do, people to see and places to go. Others are a little bit more low key and potentially in need of a midweek pick me up. That’s where these lamb tacos come in.

Delicious Holiday Desserts

There’s no better time of the year to indulge in delicious desserts than the holidays. It’s also the best time of year to experiment with things that seem too tough for just a normal dessert.

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Sometimes the holiday season feels overwhelming in the best way possible. Merry and bright and full of parties and presents and families. It also feels like there is always a need to bring something to someone or somewhere

Holiday Latkes

One of my most favorite holiday foods are latkes. Latkes are potato pancakes that we eat over Hanukkah and go with just about anything else on the dinner table.

“Julie & Julia”… and Grandma Betty

Several years ago, I went out on a “Girl’s Night” with my 93-year-old grandmother, Betty. It was a simple plan. I’d pick her up, take her out for an early dinner, and then we’d catch the 7 p.m. showing of the movie, “Julie & Julia. 

Pumpkin Risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes that takes a little bit of elbow grease but is in fact insanely easy. It’s also a true crowd-pleaser and a guest-impresser!

Thanksgiving Traditions: Turkey Stuffing

While the temperature is getting cold outside this time of year, the kitchen should just be heating up. It’s a busy time with Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas hams and all sorts of desserts in-between.

Figs Two Ways

The last few weeks of summer are so precious; you want to take it all in. Get in that last lake swim, one final camping trip, and probably one more al fresco dinner party - the kind that lasts from late afternoon to well past sunset, consists of multiple bottles of wine and lots of things to nibble on.

Patatas and Pulpo

I like to think that through food and wine you can be wherever you want to be whenever you want to be there. As we move through life, lots of things change, responsibilities get greater and you can’t always jet off to your favorite place in the world on a moment’s notice.

Citrus Tart

Summer seems to be a season when every ounce of time is planned. Warm Saturdays and Sundays are for weddings and boat trips and pool parties. Everyone wants to get the most out of the fleeting days and create memories to get them through the colder months. Listen, I love a good picnic, pool party and beach day, but I also love a warm summer day spent on my own with things that I love.