Appetizers

  • 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
  • Asian Meatballs with Hoisin-Blackberry Glaze

    Asian Meatballs with Hoisin-Blackberry Glaze

    Remember that blog post about my New Year's resolution to eat healthier? And how Day 8 is my downfall? Well, you can change that to Day 6 now because I couldn't even make…

    • 35 Minutes
  • Crostini Three Ways

    Crostini Three Ways

    Holiday season is in full swing, and with just four days until Christmas, I've made my move from bingeing on baked goods to dreaming up the perfect passed appetizers. Ever…

  • Roasted Garlic Hummus

    Roasted Garlic Hummus

    Last week I kickstarted what I was hoping would be a 10-day fling with healthy eating, starting with a serving of Pumpkin Turkey Chili and ending with a snack of Roasted Gar…

    • 35 Minutes
    • Healthy
  • Halloween Cuisine

    Halloween Cuisine

    Whether you're planning a quiet night in or hosting a festive black-and-orange bash, there's no need to chow down on candy corn and store-bought snack mix this All Hallow's …

  • Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

    Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

    Football season is in full swing and I am soaking up every single minute of it. I generally cheer on my San Diego Chargers with a Bloody Mary in one hand and and a Soft Pret…

    • 65 Minutes
  • Homemade Falafel with Tahini Sauce

    Homemade Falafel with Tahini Sauce

    In a moment of nostalgia a few weekends ago, I found myself digging through my massive bin of culinary school mementos—oil-stained notebooks, tattered chefs’ coats, br…

    • 96 Minutes
    • Healthy
  • Pickled Red Onion & Carrot Relish

    Pickled Red Onion & Carrot Relish

    Last month's digital Pie Party was a total success—as in 1,500 participants of success! I had such a great time sharing my S'more Pie recipe and reading all of your post…

    • 13 Minutes
    • Healthy

  • Food Network
  • Better Home and Garden
  • People
  • Oprah Magazine
  • Bon Appetit
  • Today Show
  • Cooking Channel
×