Where To Eat in Napa

This past weekend I was whisked away to Napa with some of my fellow food and travel blogging friends to experience everything Napa had to offer. We had a busy weekend that consisted of dining at some of Napa’s best restaurants, hot air ballooning over Napa Valley and visiting and touring some of the most amazing […]

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Holiday Gift Guide Cookbooks Edition / 2011

December is seriously one of my favorite months ever. I mean, I guess there aren’t too many to choose from, but after June (the month of my birth which clearly is celebrated for all 30 days) December is my favorite. I’m going to try and look past the fact that this month is probably going […]

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Zebra Tomato and Burrata Crostini

I have been waiting for this week of Summer Fest since the beginning when we kicked things off. Tomatoes, which is what we are celebrating today, are in my opinion one of the most versatile ingredients in have in the kitchen. They can be crafted into an amazing sauce, a soup, tossed into a pasta […]

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Fried Goat Cheese Salad

Three words will literally rock your world. Fried Goat Cheese. Yup. That’s right. Little rounds of creamy tangy goat cheese coated with breadcrumbs and light fried. Be still my heart. I can’t believe I went so long in my life without ever eating this little morsel of joy. It changed my life in a matter […]

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Soft Pretzel Bites

Soft pretzels are the perfect little snack. These little pillows of amazingness are best served warm, with a mustard for dipping and dusted with some salt. One of my good friends and fellow IACP member, Michelle Stern, just wrote a fantastic family friendly cookbook called The Whole Family Cookbook: Celebrate the goodness of locally grown […]

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Fried Garlic, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche

If you follow me over on Twitter you might be aware of my recent obsession with Fried Garlic. It’s kinda the most amazing thing in the world, especially when you add it to salads, pizza, quiches and well, just about anything else maybe even… Guacamole! Another obsession of mine is Goat Cheese. Goat Cheese and […]

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Black and White Cookies

When I think of Black and White Cookies I immediately think of New York City!! So it was only natural that I make some Black and Whites this past week to prepare myself for my trip to New York tomorrow! Wooohooo! That’s right, in less than 24 hours I will be jetting across the country […]

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Memorial Day BBQ

You see… the other day I made this Blueberry Galette. To say that it was delicious would be an understatement. To say that it was easy would be an understatement as well. You see, Galettes are quick and easy to whip up and if your weird like you me (I blame it on pastry school) […]

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A Foodies Guide to Holiday Gifts!

Phew… Thanksgiving week was a whirlwind of fabulousness! In between the baking, the photo shoots and the cooking I managed to get in a few hours at the gym so I could prepare myself for the feast that occurred yesterday! It was pretty fantastic… and I’ll be posting more on that next week as well […]

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Foodbuzz Festival

Wow – what a weekend! The first annual Foodbuzz Festival was a total success, everything was delicious, the people were amazing and I officially gained 21.56 pounds over the course of 48 hours! The entire weekend was devoted to food and wine and I got to meet some fabulous new food blogger friends and hang […]

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Fall Fridays: Squid Ink Pasta with Roasted Orange Tomatoes

Happy Friday! This has been one long week… anyone else feel that way? I am so happy that the weekend is finally here and I can relax and finally clean up my kitchen after an entire week of recipe testing. Any volunteers to come help? I promise to cook for you? Maybe even bake something […]

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Culinary School – Week Sixteen – Wine

Wine tasting is always fun… I have been a few times in Napa with my girl friends from college and then we did it again this past weekend at Culinary School. Not only did we try 10 different wines ranging from Prosecco to a full bodied Shiraz that is said to “Body Slam Your Toungue” […]

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Basil and Tomato Tart

One of my homework assignments for this week was to create a tart on my own. I was thrilled to do this because I have been making them ever since our class on pastries. For my assignment I choose to do a tomato and basil tart because its almost like my favorite pizza and almost […]

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