Archive for January, 2011

Chinese New Year Food Crawl

Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Chinese New Year Food Crawl (#CNYFC on twitter) was such a blast thanks to this great group of people! Special thanks to my co-hosts Amy Cao and Liza de Guia who make everything more fun! We really really didn’t like turning any one away, but logistically we just couldn’t handle a bigger group. I […]

Alice Lee: Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alice: “First of all, ADORABLE! These were a huge hit at the Football party, everyone says they were like “crack”. Now it’s a must-have at every party…”

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What do nearly all tapas restaurants have in common? Bacon Wrapped Dates! Usually stuffed with almonds, they are the perfect nuggets of salty wrapped around sweet. Each bite is intensely flavored, exuding a smokey aroma.  These morsels are worthy of that cliche label, “match made in heaven.”
Every time I go out for tapas with the […]


Thursday, January 20, 2011

I have high expectations when Danny Meyer opens a restaurant. Union Square Hospitality Group is responsible for some of my favorite establishments, Eleven Madison Park, Union Square Cafe, Shake Shack, and more. He is known for bringing great food to the table with spectacular service.
I met with two girlfriends for lunch, all three of us […]

The Best Little Teapot

Saturday, January 15, 2011

We haven’t done a product review in a long while and that’s because nothing has really wowed us for a long time. Perhaps that’s why I’m getting a little giddy about sharing this great teapot/tea strainer that my parents first introduced to us. They had brought the contraption back from Taiwan.
While we were staying at […]

Erika Stelzer: Pretzel Dogs

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The pretzel dogs were a hit for a football game meal!

Rosemary Turkey Meatloaf

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meatloaf ain’t pretty but a good one is so tasty, moist, and comforting. It fills in those spaces left by the winter blues and it can be all that without being a heavy and fatty meal. This meatloaf is so tender, you could eat it after your wisdom teeth are pulled. It’s so moist, you […]

Calabaza and Butternut Squash Soup

Monday, January 3, 2011

I’m extremely proud to serve up this soup as the first recipe of 2011. It’s actually a soup that I made for Thanksgiving, when I decided to work with Calabaza pumpkin for the first time. Being unfamiliar with this pumpkin, though it is not so far off from sugar pumpkins (and you can use that […]