Chinese Cashew Chicken

Last night I did a LIVE cooking demo for my husband’s company, New Frontiers. The first time we did this I demo-ed my favorite, Spaghetti Carbonara. This time we went Asian with it because honestly, there is NO good Chinese food out here in The Hamptons (please please please feel free to correct me ifContinue reading “Chinese Cashew Chicken”

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

I had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of traveling to Vietnam with my husband when the world was normal and traveling was a thing and there are a FEW dishes that stick out in my mind – one in particular was the lemongrass chicken at Cuc Gach Quan. It’s just one of those restaurants where you feelContinue reading “Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken”

Stuffed Pepper Parm

I wrote all about the origin of the stuffed pepper in my Taco Turkey Stuffed Peppers post. I had never given the stuffed peppers the parmigiana treatment and it just felt. like. time. This is always a go-to recipe for me because A. it’s not particularly expensive B. it feeds a BUNCH of people andContinue reading “Stuffed Pepper Parm”

Green Bean Sausage Almondine

I’m really into this dish. I know it reads like a side dish – like your traditional Green Bean Almondine – but the addition of sausage really steals the show here and makes each bite hearty and well-rounded, almost like an entire dinner in one bowl! As usual, the concept was inspired but by theseContinue reading “Green Bean Sausage Almondine”

The Whole Chicken

Let me tell you the truth. At the French Culinary Institute, we had to perfectly roast a chicken EVERY day – and then perfectly butcher it, without messing up the perfectly browned skin. I aced my final exam, I had mastered the Frenched chicken breast, and then guess what? I never made roast chicken again.Continue reading “The Whole Chicken”

ChickPea Chicken Parm

Chicken parm should be chicken parm – and using chickpea crumbs as a breading certainly doesn’t sound exciting – but Passover is here and this picture looked so pretty and it actually turned out DELICIOUS – like I ate it for the next three days hot, cold, whatever. Gluten free or not, this was aContinue reading “ChickPea Chicken Parm”

Turkey Soup for the Soul

I am a Thanksgiving fanatic. I always head to my childhood home the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to get my turkey in my homemade brine for at least 36-48 hours. I have turkey anxiety every year. I’ve always found it very stressful – I want it to be PERFECT! – and for that reason I onlyContinue reading “Turkey Soup for the Soul”

Chicken Sausage Stir Fry

The truth is, I, like many people, kept raiding the supermarkets before it became clear that the grocery stores were going to stay OPEN and STOCKED. So I have a lot of things I grabbed and it was time to figure out how to put them all to good use. The following stir-fry was inspiredContinue reading “Chicken Sausage Stir Fry”

Taco Turkey Stuffed Peppers

I first encountered cubanelle peppers at the farmers market in Bethany Beach, DE. I asked the farmer what to do with them and he was quick to reply – he told me to mix sausage with cream cheese, stuff them and bake them. I have since done this countless times but I wanted to re-createContinue reading “Taco Turkey Stuffed Peppers”

Meatball Mondays

No offense to the “Meatless Monday craze,” but meatballs are quite common on Mondays at by house. They’re a great thing to make early in the week since I can send my husband to work with a meatball sandwich or repurpose the leftovers for my kids. Even better is this one-pot strategy to “poaching” yourContinue reading “Meatball Mondays”