Appetizers

  • Confetti Corn with Bacon

    Confetti Corn with Bacon

    I've been in a bit of a funky food swing lately. My current food phase isn't only a bit odd, but it's insanely persistent. The random meal that's graced my dinner plate e…

    • 30 Minutes
  • Chorizo and Cheddar Potato Skins

    Chorizo and Cheddar Potato Skins

    A few weeks ago in my newsletter, I shared Ten Ways to Add Chorizo to Any Meal. Meet lucky number 11: Chorizo and Cheddar Potato Skins. Potato skins are a food you might by…

    • 100 Minutes
  • Crispy Baked Asian Chicken Wings

    Crispy Baked Asian Chicken Wings

    There are few occasions when I’d argue that “baked” rules over “deep-fried.” But believe it or not, a piping hot oven—and not a vat of bubbling oil—is the secr…

    • 60 Minutes
  • Quinoa Guacamole Salad

    Quinoa Guacamole Salad

    Cheesecake Brownie Bites. Banana Bread French Toast. Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding Crème Brûlée. Things have been, how can I put this, rather bikini un-friendly around here…

    • 45 Minutes
    • Healthy
  • Caramelized Balsamic Onion and Gruyere Pizza

    Caramelized Balsamic Onion and Gruyere Pizza

    There are few foods more comforting than pizza—especially when that pizza is made in your very own oven and piled high with your very own homemade toppings. Enter Carameli…

    • 135 Minutes
  • The Ultimate Chipotle Pork Nachos

    The Ultimate Chipotle Pork Nachos

    Nothing says Cinco de Mayo quite like a large baking dish filled to the brim with layer after layer of crispy chips, gooey cheese and all the classic nacho toppings. The onl…

    • 40 Minutes
  • Bacon Scallion Hummus

    Bacon Scallion Hummus

    My mom Noni's classic BLT sandwich was a go-to in my childhood home. It featured crunchy bacon, iceberg lettuce, juicy tomatoes and tangy mayo layered between three slices o…

    • 25 Minutes
  • Arancini (Rice Balls) with Marinara Sauce

    Arancini (Rice Balls) with Marinara Sauce

    My first taste of authentic arancini, or Italian rice balls, was at Stuzzi Ristorante, a tiny restaurant in Manhattan's Flatiron neighborhood and just steps from where I att…

    • 20 Minutes
  • Easy Super Bowl Snacks

    Easy Super Bowl Snacks

    We all know how I feel about the match-up in Super Bowl XLVI (that's "46" for all you non-Romans). But just because I'm impartial when it comes to Eli and Tom doesn't mean I…

  • Cheesy Puff Pastry Pretzels

    Cheesy Puff Pastry Pretzels

    All season I was rooting for my hometown team, the San Diego Chargers … and then they failed to even make it to the playoffs. I shifted my support to the Denver Broncos an…

    • 30 Minutes

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