Sweet Tomatoes & Italian Sausage

We love this rustic and simple dish, it’s all made in one pan making prep and cook super simple with fantastic deep, earthy and rich flavors. It is a super dinner party dish, serve with a fresh crunchy salad, some creamy mashed potatoes or polenta and a crusty loaf of bread and, of course your favorite bottle of red. Say a little prayer that you end up with left overs, which chopped up are epic on pasta.

Brandied Shrimp Penne

Brandied Shrimp Penne-finished
Party In Your Mouth Salsa-slider

Party In Your Mouth Salsa

Everybody loves a great salsa! I’ve had several homemade variations that I could drink by the gallon and many store bought versions that are pretty great. The recipe I’m about to share with you combines the best of both and should be outlawed it’s so good. This recipe was shared with us by a dear family friend, Maureen Scott Field and is absolutely genius! Now go stock up on chips and prepare for a party in your mouth.


Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Don’t we all love French fries? Of course we do but how often can we eat them, well at least without a bit of guilt. So what if we don’t use potatoes and skip frying them? Now wait a minute, there’s still yummy, crispy fries coming your way. They will be a bit sweeter than…

Pepper’s Kale Salad

Peppers Kale

Crispy Za’atar Chicken Wings

Our Thyme Roasted Zaatar Potatoes were such a big hit that we thought we would try dousing organic chicken wings with this winning secret sauce. OMG were they ever amazing and healthy. Zingy, lemony, crispy, tangy…shall I go on?


Torrisi’s Spicy Sauce

Torrisi Italian Specialties is the brain child of chef owners, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi. During the day it’s a sandwich shop but at night the small Nolita (NYC) venue, located at 250 Mulberry Street (Prince Street) is transformed into an 18-seat, prix fixe, Italian dinner hot spot.As many of you know, I am addicted to most everything spicy and, Torris’s Spicy Sauce is no exception.

Lime Meringue Pineapple-Coconut Ice Cream Pie


Poached Heirloom Tomatoes with Avocado Crème

Heirloom tomatoes are what tomatoes used to be before all of the variety and flavor were bred out of them so they could be more easily transported in trucks to supermarkets. You can find them at farmers markets or you can grow your own. They come in many shades of red, yellow, orange, and green, and are somewhat oddly shaped compared to everyday beefsteak tomatoes.