Chocolate Spiced Babka

Just a couple months ago, my husband and I decided to do something very ‘Millennial’: we cut our cable. After years of spending a ton of money watching a handful of TV networks, we finally wisened up about the whole affair. And for years we watched perhaps a few favorite networks and programs regularly – … Continue reading Chocolate Spiced Babka

Rosemary Infused Blood Orange Martini

In case you haven’t noticed, my Instagram account and this blog have seen my seasonal infatuation with the exotic little blood orange. Not only does it perfectly marry sweet, sour and tart in one little package, but it’s also like the Jane Birkin of fruit – supermodel of the earth, looking fabulous with little to … Continue reading Rosemary Infused Blood Orange Martini

Blood Orange Meringue Pie

Winter is definitely in full swing here in the northeast. The cold unpredictable weather, not to mention the discomforting, albeit silly, predictions of a groundhog can certainly give anyone the winter blues. And yet, there is an undeniable irony behind this season which also gives us the bright citrus fruits that taste more like a … Continue reading Blood Orange Meringue Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Holy bombogenesis, Batman! Ever since the first week of the new year, old man Winter has made his presence felt with a lovely hurricane-powered snow storm and bunch of incredibly bitter cold days… The past couple mild winters have basically said, “HONEYMOON OVER!” to this California girl! I will say, there are a few really … Continue reading Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Harissa Chicken & Potatoes with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Well winter has made its early arrival or at least given us a preview of what’s to come on the east coast. We had over 6 inches of snow yesterday, and it was just so beautiful. It forced everyone to stay home and stay indoors mostly, except for the few kids who managed to convince … Continue reading Harissa Chicken & Potatoes with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Cardamom Banana Muffins

Here in the northeast, it’s officially that most wonderful time of year when the crisp sometimes blistering air is quickly forgotten when blasts of hot dry wind hit you as you enter and exit office buildings, grocery stores, trains, subways… It’s enough to cause a constant state of shvitzing just about all day long. Also … Continue reading Cardamom Banana Muffins