BLOG | Have Yourself a Merry Little Brunch

The holidays are a hectic time. If you live in New York, they can be dizzying, and even maddening. Each year though, I vow to savor them, and not just admire those glittery strings of white lights in passing on my commute home from work. Even parties this time of year seem stressful, which is…

BLOG | Those Three Words

Before I moved to New York City, I was enamored with Nora Ephron’s view of the Upper West Side, as seen through the eyes of her blindly optimistic, wide-eyed heroine Kathleen Kelly in “You’ve Got Mail.” I was equally enchanted by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s account of the city seen for the first time through the…

#OnBrand | ‘Let’s Stay On Brand, Folks’

  It all started with a tin of French onion dip. It arrived to my apartment during a Fieldhouse Kitchen tailgating party last year (they’ll be plenty of those this season). It arrived without warning, uninvited. And before my friend could set the wine on the counter, she looked at me with remorseful eyes as she…

French Onion Soup

I rarely ever have butter on hand. It’s odd, I know. Julia Child would not be impressed. So when I set out to create a proper French onion soup, I thought there’s no way I could get away making it without butter. But I did. In part because I like a challenge. And, in larger…

Mediterranean Chicken

The scene: You, in your kitchen, wondering what to do with the chicken you just bought. I get a lot of calls from friends and family in dinner distress. Chicken is usually the culprit, too. So the next time you’re feeling flustered over how to make chicken more flavorful, make this no-fail Mediterranean dish. This…

Seared Pork Chops with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

You know that feeling when you buy a piece of meat or fish and then you walk home in terror and fear that you’ll end up dramatically undercooking it and die alone in your apartment? This is often the feeling I’m overcome with whenever I buy pork. Isn’t that odd? I have complete confidence when…

Sriracha Soy Salmon

When you’ve been together a long time, there comes that inevitable need and desire to stir things up a bit.   Sriracha and I have been together many years now, and while things are still hot, I figure it’s time to mix things up — or rather, mix it up with different things.   Enter…

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parm is a dish that would often come to my mind whenever my mom would ask me, “What would you like for dinner tonight?” before I headed out the door to school. And then I would arrive home, wait by the window for her little red Saab to roll up the hill and into…

Lemon Roasted Chicken with Confetti Potatoes

If you’re intimated just by the thought of roasting a whole chicken, I urge you to continue reading. This will be the easiest, no-hassle meal you’ll ever make and it will go a long way. The best part is that this little bird only costs $10 and you can stretch it all week long. Are…

Lime Quinoa with Grilled Shrimp & Summer Squash

I’m a huge fan of salads that can be served hot or cold. To me, it’s the kind of food that’s ideal for entertaining — there’s no fuss or hectic rush and nothing’s more effortless than placing a gorgeous salad on the table on your own time. This lime quinoa salad with spicy grilled shrimp…

Banana Ice Cream

When I’m not working, mingling at my local watering hole or stumbling upon hidden nooks of New York City, I’m in my kitchen churning out one-ingredient ice cream without a machine. Because why have just a banana when you can have banana ice cream? Here’s what you’ll need to make about 5-6 servings: 4 ripe…

Thai Shrimp Salad

This is the kind of dish that makes me want to invite friends over for a casual summer lunch at some big long wooden table outside ― Maine comes to mind ― and adorn it with glasses of rosé. This salad is light, refreshing and is perfectly balanced with the right amount of heat and…